Jonathan B. Levy

Jonathan B. Levy
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Media & Presentations
  • Professional & Community
2000 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.2412
F 612.371.3207
Eleanor T. Davis
T 612.752.1059
  • Minnesota

Jon Levy regularly advises private and public companies, as well as officers, directors, and shareholders, on a wide range of matters related to corporate and securities law. He has significant experience in public-company mergers and acquisitions and other change-in-control and strategic transactions.

Jon also counsels investment advisors. His work encompasses organizing, registering, and structuring money-management firms and public and private investment companies, representing buyers and sellers on M&A transactions involving investment advisors and similar businesses and providing counsel on SEC, FINRA, and other regulatory-compliance matters, including preparing clients for inspections and defending them in enforcement actions.

Awards & Recognition
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2001)

Securities Experience:

  • Corporate and Securities Counsel to Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE WGO).
  • Corporate and Securities Counsel to Winmark Corporation (Nasdaq WINA).
  • Securities compliance counsel to Disciplined Growth Investors.
  • Corporate counsel to GSABC Cooperative Association in its merger with Blood Centers of America, Inc.
  • Corporate counsel to United Financial Corporation in its stock for stock acquisition by U.S. Bank.
  • Corporate counsel to Community First Bancshares in its $1.2 billion acquisition by BNP Paribas.

Investment Management Experience:

  • Represented a local investment adviser in connection with forming its first mutual fund.
  • Represented a purchaser in connection with acquisition of investment adviser and family of investment companies from a bank holding company.
  • Advised a bank holding company on networking arrangements with investment adviser and broker-dealer.
  • Regularly counsels middle market private equity funds on Dodd-Frank compliance, investment adviser registration issues, fiduciary duties to limited partners, and securities disclosure and private offering issues.
  • Advised NASDAQ-listed bank holding company and its board of directors in connection with stock for stock merger transaction with prominent NYSE listed bank holding company.
Media & Presentations
Legal Alerts
“Hostile Target Rules the Air as Delaware Chancery Court Upholds Airgas Poison Pill,” Lindquist & Vennum, The Dealmaker Counsel
“Is It Time To Renew Your Prescription?,” Lindquist & Vennum, The Dealmaker Counsel
  • Minnesota
Professional & Community


  • Twin Cities Institutional Registered Investment Advisers Compliance Roundtable, Steering Committee Liason
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Securities Law Committee, Chair, Business Law Section, Member
  • CFA Society, Twin Cities Chapter, Board of Directors
  • Freezing Assets, CFA Society Blog, Editorial Board Member, Contributor
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
2000 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.2412
F 612.371.3207
Eleanor T. Davis
T 612.752.1059
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School

    (J.D., 1990)

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

    (B.A., with distinction, 1987)

  • Minnesota

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