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James H. Snelson

Fredrikson & Byron

Minneapolis, MN, USA

James H. Snelson

Jamie is a shareholder in Fredrikson & Byron's Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups.  He advises clients in a variety of business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, strategic investments, and related securities law compliance, as well as corporate formation and governance.

Jamie regularly represents strategic parties in minority investment, acquisition and divestiture transactions involving public and private companies. In connection with these activities, he also assists clients with commercial arrangements regarding product development, supply, manufacturing and distribution, technology licensing, consulting services, and related matters. Jamie has experience working with boards of directors and management, as well as in-house legal counsel.

Before joining Fredrikson & Byron in 1997, Jamie worked as an accountant and financial analyst for Price Waterhouse LLP and IBM Corp. In 2002, he joined Medtronic, Inc. as in-house legal counsel supporting corporate development activities, and he returned to Fredrikson in 2003.


  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1997, cum laude
  • Purdue University, B.S., Accounting, 1988


  • Minnesota, 1997
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1998


  • Securities
  • Corporate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Life Sciences


  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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