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Lindquist & Vennum has built a strong reputation within the life science community by assisting clients with venture finance, private and public offerings, strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as with manufacturing and distribution, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property and technology licensing. 

Lindquist strives to minimize exposure to legal and regulatory risks and maximize the value of our clients’ products over time. It helps that we also strongly believe in our clients’ work, and understand the impact on people’s lives.

Focusing on the healthcare, biotech, animal health, food, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries allows us to provide clients with comprehensive legal services that address the most recent industry developments. With perspectives from both inside and outside the industry, we provide guidance to companies negotiating regulatory, technological, organizational and financial challenges.

Lindquist's client base is diverse and ranges from start-ups to established public companies. We are keenly aware of the obstacles facing the life science industry and help develop critical strategies tailored specifically to our clients’ needs.

  • Serving as counsel to Cardiocom from the time it was a basement-headquartered start-up until it’s $200 million sale to Medtronic in 2013.
  • Serving as counsel to consumer product company in its $566 million sale to major pharmaceutical company.
  • Helping a Minnesota-based pharmaceutical manufacturer in a series of divestitures.
  • Extensive intellectual property counseling in prosecution, strategy, freedom to operate, reexaminations, and competitive assessments.
  • Complex litigation matters, including employment, “earn out,” distribution, and intellectual property disputes.

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