Todd A. Taylor

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities & Corporate Finance Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Avisen Legal, P.A.
 | 901 Marquette Avenue, Suite 1675
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-455-3974
Selected To Rising Stars: 2005 - 2008
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (40%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Todd A. Taylor is a co-founder and CEO of Avisen Legal, PA, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Serving a diverse range of entrepreneurs and business clients in a variety of industries, Mr. Taylor serves the rights and interests of those throughout the greater Twin Cities metro area and all across the state who have legal needs involving any of the following:

    ·        Project development and financing

    ·        Startup formation

    ·        Shareholder disputes

    ·        Contract drafting and negotiations

    ·        SEC compliance

    ·        Company sales and purchases

    Over the course of his more than 20 years in practice, Mr. Taylor has earned a reputation as an intensely passionate lawyer who puts his clients' needs above all else. He delivers the personalized counsel and dedicated support his clients need to face their legal challenges head-on and to remain competitive in today's demanding market. Mr. Taylor routinely represents clients in the technology, energy, biotech, ag-tech, food tech and infrastructure industries.

    Serving as outside counsel to a number of stakeholders, Mr. Taylor has successfully assisted his clients with acquisitions, renewals and expansions involving tens of millions and hundreds of millions of dollars for renewable energy and development projects, oil and gas projects, SEC reporting and compliance, and other high-stakes matters.

    Certified as a Merger and Acquisition Advisor, he has also assisted in many multimillion-dollar merger and acquisition transactions for both domestic and international corporations. Furthermore, he has become one of the leading lawyers in his area for helping entrepreneurs form and plan their companies from the earliest stages with an eye on future success.

    A 1992 graduate of the University of St. Thomas, Mr. Taylor obtained his Juris Doctor in 1998 from William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law). He is a highly active member in his legal community, and he has published several articles and conducted lectures and seminars on a variety of legal topics.

    Practice Areas
    • 30%Securities & Corporate Finance
    • 40%Business/Corporate
    • 30%Mergers & Acquisitions
    Focus Areas

    Securities Law, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Contracts, Business Organizations


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    Rising Stars: 2005 - 2008

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    About Todd Taylor

    Admitted: 1998, Minnesota

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    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor, 2018

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member of the Minnesota State Bar Association Business Law Section, Corporate Counsel group.  Member of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Securities Law and Corporate Governance committees., 2017

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Lessons Learned: Crowdfunding in Minnesota, 12/04/2017
    • Minnesota Start-Up Darwin Lessons, 10/13/2017
    • International Biomass Conference 2019, Angels, Venture and Strategies: How to, 03/19/2019
    • Minnesota Continuing Legal Education: Funding The Business, 01/09/2018
    • Minnesota Real Estate Journal, Real Estate Opportunity Zones Summit, 12/11/2018 

    Educational Background:

    • University of St. Thomas B.A., 1992

    Industry Groups

    • Agriculture and Food Tech
    • Energy
    • High Technology
    • Impact
    • Infrastructure
    • Solar
    • Sustainability
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    Office Location for Todd A. Taylor

    901 Marquette Avenue
    Suite 1675
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Phone: 612-455-3974

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