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Timothy J. Scallen


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  • Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group
  • Experienced transactional lawyer representing large publicly held and private companies in domestic and international acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures
  • Advises public and private companies on securities and corporate governance matters
  • Former General Counsel for Wayzata Investment Partners LLC, a large private equity firm located in Minnesota
  • Member of Oppenheimer's Policy Committee


Representative Experience 

  • Regular representation of Ecolab Inc., The Toro Company, Honeywell International Inc., and Imation Corp. in M&A transactions
  • Sales and acquisitions of numerous public and private companies through auction and privately negotiated processes
  • Ecolab Inc. joint venture with Henkel KGaA
University of Minnesota Law School  »  J.D.  »  cum laude  »  1985
University of Notre Dame  »  B.B.A.  »  Accounting  »  cum laude  »  1982
Areas of Practice
Mergers & Acquisitions Securities General Corporate

Named one of the leading corporate/M&A lawyers in Minnesota  »  Chambers USA & Best Lawyers in America 

“Super Lawyer”  »  Super Lawyers Magazine

Named to “Attorneys of the Year” list  »  2007  »  Minnesota Lawyer  

Presentations & Publications

“Mergers & Acquisitions - The M&A Market Has Rebounded for Both Buyers and Sellers,” The Collaborative, January 31, 2013


“Private Equity Transactions - Will Stabilizing Markets Create Opportunity?” The Collaborative, February 8, 2012


“Earnouts: Follow These Four Guidelines to Ensure Your Earnout Goes Smoothly”, Minnesota Business, August 2011

Co-Author, "A Comparison of Minnesota and Delaware Corporate Law", Hamline Law Review