Mark C. Dietzen

Partner
Mark C. Dietzen
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  • Experience
  • Media & Presentations
  • Professional & Community
2000 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.2452
F 612.371.3207
Diane M. Wick
T 612.371.2446
  • Minnesota

Mark Dietzen regularly represents agents, lenders, borrowers and private equity groups in all aspects of leveraged financings, agricultural lending, project financings, syndicated loan transactions, structured financings, and other related loan and project transactions.

Mark also represents financial institutions in connection with mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, regulatory matters, and capital-raising transactions.

Over the past decade, Mark has closed over 100 financing transactions and assisted more than 35 financial institutions in whole bank or branch sale transactions.

Awards & Recognition
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2009, 2010, 2012-2014)
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association (2013, 2014)
Experience

Lender Transactions

  • Represented a large financial institution in a credit facility with loan commitments in excess of $200 million to an energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of domestic onshore crude oil and gas reserves.
  • Represented a large financial institution as agent in a credit facility with loan commitments in excess of $245 million to an energy company engaged in the development, acquisition and management of oil and gas properties in the United States.
  • Represented Farm Credit System lenders in a credit facility with loan commitments in excess of $600 million to be used to develop a solar electric generating project.
  • Represented Farm Credit System lenders in a credit facility with loan commitments in excess of $100 million to be used to refinance a credit facility for an operating wind farm.
  • Represented Farm Credit System lenders in a credit facility with loan commitments in excess of $195 million to be used to refinance a credit facility for an operating natural gas plant.
  • Represented Farm Credit System lenders in a credit facility with loan commitments in excess of $900 million to a solid waste management company.
  • Represented Farm Credit System lenders in a credit facility with loan commitments in excess of $350 million to be used to refinance a credit facility for a regulated natural gas distributor.
  • Represented Farm Credit System lenders in a credit facility with loan commitments in excess of $250 million to be used to refinance a credit facility for a natural gas/oil generation company.
  • Represented Farm Credit System lenders in a credit facility with loan commitments in excess of $700 million to be used to construct a natural gas combined cycle project.

Borrower Transactions

  • Represented private equity fund in credit facility with loan commitments in excess of $14,000,000 to be used to acquire a manufacturer of custom storage products.
  • Represented a portfolio company of a private equity fund  engaged in the business of industrial metal fabrication in the refinancing of multiple credit facilities with commitments in excess of $65,000,000.
  • Represented a private equity fund in a credit facility with loan commitments in excess of $36,000,000 to be used to acquire a health club business.
  • Represented a private equity fund in a credit facility with loan commitments in excess of $28,000,000 to be used to acquire a manufacturer of children’s toys.

Acquisition Transactions

  • Represented a registered bank holding company in the sale of a holding company located in the Bakken oil field region of North Dakota to regional competitor.
  • Represented a national bank in the acquisition of a Minnesota chartered bank in its trade territory.
  • Represented a Wisconsin bank in an acquisition of multiple branch offices from troubled bank as part of dissolution process.
  • Represented a Minnesota bank in the sale of a branch office to a federally chartered credit union.
  • Managed the acquisition of the assets and liabilities of failed banks from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
  • Advised on a capital raise by Montana bank through the issuance of subordinated debentures.
Media & Presentations
News Releases
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Media Mentions
Publications
07.01.12
“Practice Spotlight,” Business Law Currents, Thomson Reuters/Westlaw
Events
10.06.15
"Current Trends in Community Bank M&A"
Bank Holding Company Association
05.01.14
“Current Loan Documentation Trends," Lindquist & Vennum Advanced Lending Seminar
11.01.13
“Selected Legal Issues in Project Finance,” FCS Commercial Finance Group, Credit & Marketing Meeting
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Admissions
  • Minnesota
Professional & Community

Community

  • Local Non-Profit, Tax Exempt Foundation, President and Board Member (2009 – 2013)
  • Local Youth Hockey Association, Assistant Coach  (2010 – present)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Bank Holding Company Association, Member
2000 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.2452
F 612.371.3207
Diane M. Wick
T 612.371.2446
  • William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law)

    (J.D., cum laude, 2000)

  • University of St. Thomas

    (B.A., 1996)

  • Minnesota

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