Alan focuses his practice on securities, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate and commercial affairs. He represents public and private companies in various types of financing transactions such as private placements and public securities offerings, including IPOs and other underwritten public offerings, registered direct offerings, PIPE financings (private investment in public equity), reverse merger transactions, venture capital investments, and retail private placements. He also advises underwriters and placement agents that assist companies in raising capital.

Alan advises public companies on SEC regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and executive compensation matters and also represents both purchasers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions.

Alan’s exceptional work and dedication to the principles of the legal profession have earned him recognition from his colleagues. His profound understanding of the law, strong work ethic, and staunch advocacy for his clients distinguish him from other attorneys in the field.


  • Honoree, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/M&A (2016, 2018)

All Service Areas


  • Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

    J.D., cum laude

  • University of Michigan

    B.A., distinction


  • State - Minnesota

Notable Matters

  • Served as issuer’s counsel in connection with initial public offerings, follow-on public offerings, PIPE offerings, equity line financing and/or other alternative public financing transactions, including for several NASDAQ and NYSE American exchange listed companies.
  • Served as underwriter and placement agent counsel in connection with public and private securities offerings.
  • Represented a publicly-traded veterinary health company in connection with its acquisition of three target companies representing new strategic business lines.
  • Served as purchaser’s counsel in connection with the acquisition of a Minneapolis, MN-based scrap metal recycling company, and subsequently as principal outside counsel, including in connection with several follow-on acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic transactions.
  • Served as counsel to the purchaser of a multi-location regional chain of pawn shops, and subsequently in connection with acquisitions of additional pawn shop locations and the subsequent sale of the entire company.
  • Served as Sellers’ counsel in connection with various sale of the business transactions.

Speeches and Publications


  • Panelist, “Insight and Practical Advice to Drafting Your MD&A,” Small Public Company Forum (2010).
  • Moderator, “Financing Your Business in This Economy,” Small Public Company Forum – the Inaugural Event (2009).
  • “Top Tips for Transactional Attorneys – New Lawyers Nuts & Bolts,” Hennepin County Bar Association (2002).


  • Co-author, Chapter 2, “Choice of Entity,” Corporations Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, 1st ed. (2017 update).

Professional Affiliations

  • Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis

    Board Member (2012-2017)