William Mitchell College of Law – J.D.
Bowdoin College – B.A.
Eric began his law career at Briggs & Morgan, P.A., where he gained litigation, real estate and other transactional experience under the guidance of some of the finest mentors in the Twin Cities legal community. He obtained additional experience in the real estate workout division of First Bank (now US Bank), before recruitment by Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly, LLP, where he handled a wide variety of real estate and commercial financing matters, including asset-backed, operating lines, UCC and real estate financings, workouts, remedies, and litigation.
For seven years Eric managed the Customized Fiduciary Services division of Norwest (later Wells Fargo) Corporate Trust. The division originated high-yield bond trusteeships, administered (and marketed other banks for successor trusteeships of) defaulted municipal bond and TIA bond issues, and marketed and administered litigation trusts, class action settlements, and cash/securities distributions in large Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations. In the process, Eric worked very closely with law firms around the country and learned from a client’s perspective how best to retain and supervise attorneys.
As a veteran of large law firms, as well as a business person responsible for a profit center within a large corporation, Eric has valuable experience to offer business clients large and small. And perhaps just as important, he enjoys what he does for a living.
Outside of work, Eric enjoys family time, skiing, sailing, traveling, music, reading and creative writing. He has always been active in community affairs, serving as president of his church, founder and board member of a watershed conservancy, board member of World Press Institute and chair of the governing members of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
New York University School of Law – J.D.
Iowa State University – B.S.
Tom joined the firm as a shareholder in 2012 after almost 20 years in the Law Department of Wells Fargo Bank (formerly Norwest Bank). In June 2015, Tom moved to an of counsel status with the firm. Tom has an extensive background in commercial financial transactions including real estate and equipment loans, secured and unsecured lines of credit, letters of credit, export finance and tax-exempt finance.
At Wells Fargo and Norwest Tom supported a wide range of business lines including commercial and business banking, correspondent banking, corporate banking, international, private banking, acquisitions and letter of credit backed bond issues. This support included both the legal review and drafting of documentation for transactions ranging from the simple to the highly complex, as well as the engagement of outside counsel for these business lines.
Tom was also involved in the development of forms and policies for internal documentation systems.
Prior to joining Norwest Bank, Tom practiced law at Dorsey & Whitney in the areas of tax exempt bonds and leases, securities law, public equity and debt offerings, general corporate law and mergers and acquisitions.
Tom graduated from New York University School of Law in 1982, where he was co editor-in-chief of the Annual Survey of American Law.
Prior to law school, Tom worked as a city planner for the Iowa Office for Planning and Programming and the City of Des Moines Neighborhood Development Office. Tom received a BS degree in Urban Planning from Iowa State University in 1972.
Outside of work, Tom enjoys bicycling, cross-country skiing, fly-fishing and the ability to both live and work in downtown Minneapolis.