I am a commercial finance lawyer with more than 16 years of experience with complex commercial, agricultural, and alternative energy financing transactions.  My diverse experiences in finance, agribusiness, energy, and commercial lending allow me to make critical connections and provide valuable insights to clients as they structure transactions. I has served as a trusted advisor to commercial lenders of various sizes, institutional lenders, investment funds, and corporate clients. I also regularly advises businesses on general corporate matters, contracting, capital raising and acquisitions.  Early in my early career I was a commercial litigator, which gives me valuable insights into financing and commercial transactions through critical events and changes in the business cycle.


  • Institutional lender representation in syndicated project financings for ethanol production facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas, and South Dakota
  • Institutional lender representation in financings for multistate hog production operations secured by real property and livestock
  • Institutional lender representation in negotiating project financings for wind power  generating facilities
  • Commercial lender representation in automobile floor plan financing transactions
  • Commercial lender representation in real estate financing transactions
  • Commercial lender representation in secured financing transactions for borrower operations, expansions, and acquisitions
  • Investment fund representation in distressed debt acquisition and restructuring transactions
  • Investment fund representation in accounts receivable financing and factoring investment transactions
  • Investment fund representation in bridge financing for multifamily housing projects
  • Solar power developer representation in cash flow financing transaction secured by solar energy credits and rebates
  • Agricultural cooperative representation in New Market Tax Credit finance transactions for expansion of food processing facilities
  • Owner representation in workout of defaulted public financing for multifamily housing project
  • Borrower representations in negotiating operating and term loans secured by cash flows, intellectual property portfolios, hard assets, and real estate
  • Institutional lender and borrower representations in forbearance, loan restructuring, workout, debtor in possession financing, and bankruptcy acquisition transactions
  • Buyer representation in asset acquisition of elevator cab manufacturing business
  • Buyer representation in stock acquisition of professional engineering firm


  • Article 9 Secured Transactions Practicum, Adjunct Professor, Hamline School of Law, Spring 2013
  • Judgments and Execution," Minnesota State Bar Association, Debtor/Creditor Handbook, co-author, 2006 – 2014
  • "Subsidiary Liens Securing Debt of Corporate Parent Avoided as Fraudulent Transfers", presentation, 2012
  • "Navigating the Shoals – Managing Asset Risk", presentation, 2008
  • "Current Issues in Commercial Lending", presentation, 2007
  • "Collections, Liens & Bankruptcy", presentation, 2006
  • "Multiple Borrowers, Discharge and Fraudulent Transfers", presentation, 2006


  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
  • Voluntary Lawyers Network


  • “Minnesota Minority Small Business Champion of the Year,” U.S. Small Business Administration, 2014
  • Minneapolis Economic Development Association (MEDA) 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award
  • “North Star Lawyers,” Minnesota State Bar Association, 2012, 2014, 2016
  • “Up & Coming Attorneys,” Minnesota Lawyer, 2006
  • “25 On the Rise,” Minnesota Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2006

Stinson Leonard Street LLP
50 South 6th Street
Suite 2600
Minneapolis, MN, US 55402

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Areas of Practice

Banking & Financial Services
Environment, Energy & Resources
Private Equity


Full Service Law Firm

Law School

University of Wisconsin Law School

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