Alyssa focuses her practice on general corporate law transactions and mergers and acquisitions. She represents public and private companies and private equity firms in a variety of industries in mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations, and other general corporate and commercial matters.

Alyssa possesses extensive and up-to-date expertise in negotiating trends in transactions as a member of the national working group responsible for producing the Private Target Mergers & Acquisitions Deal Points Study for the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association. She is well-versed in all aspects of M&A transactions, including creating and negotiating letters of intent, conducting due diligence, drafting and negotiating acquisition documents, overseeing the completion of transactions, and managing post-closing affairs. Additionally, Alyssa frequently assists private companies of all sizes with matters such as shareholder agreements, general corporate and contractual issues, corporate governance, and financing.


  • Honoree, The Power 30: Mergers & Acquisitions, Minnesota Lawyer (2023 – present)

  • Honoree, Top Woman in Finance, Finance & Commerce (2023)


  • Boston College Law School (2005)


  • Washington University in St. Louis (2002)

    B.A., cum laude


  • State - Minnesota

Notable Matters

  • Represented a publicly held software company in its acquisition of several privately held software companies.
  • Represented a private equity fund in its acquisition of a heavy manufacturing business, including minority equity participants and senior and mezzanine acquisition financing.
  • Represented an international franchisor in its disposition of 58 corporate-owned locations.
  • Represented a privately held manufacturer of infant products in its sale via merger to a private equity-backed strategic acquirer.
  • Represented a privately held provider of continuing teacher education programs in its sale to a private equity firm.
  • Represented a privately held industrial container conditioner in its sale to a strategic acquirer.
  • Represented multiple private equity funded portfolio companies in recapitalization transactions and senior and mezzanine finance transactions.

Speeches and Publications


  • “Insurance Considerations in M&A: More than just Reps & Warranties,” Association of Corporate Counsel Minnesota, June 17, 2021.
  • “COVID-19 and the Present and Future of M&A,” Association of Corporate Counsel – Minnesota, June 18, 2020.
  • “Purchase and Sale of a Business,” Minnesota CLE, January 22, 2020.
  • “Understanding and Negotiating Legal Issues,” Carlson School of Management Executive Education M&A Course, December 2019.
  • “Sales and Mergers of Minnesota Corporations,” Minnesota CLE, August 21, 2019
  • “Women in the Deal Profession,” Minnesota CLE, March 1, 2019.
  • “Commercial Drafting: How to Draft and Use Letters of Intent,” Minnesota CLE, December 3, 2018.
  • “Contracts: Pre-Deal Letters of Intent,” Minnesota CLE, April 1, 2018.
  • “How to Draft and Use Letters of Intent,” Minnesota CLE, February 1, 2017.
  • “Negotiating Risk Allocation in M&A: Indemnities, Caps, Baskets and More,” Clear Law Institute, September 1, 2016.
  • “Negotiating 10 Key M&A Provisions: Buyer vs. Seller,” National Business Institute, November 1, 2015.
  • “Key Contractual Terms,” Minnesota CLE, Your First Contract: How to Review and Draft Contracts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 1, 2012.


  • Co-author, “Current M&A in the U.S.: the franchisor’s guide,” Global Franchise Magazine, September 2022.
  • Co-author, “How to Deal with New PFAS Contamination Rules,” Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine, December 29, 2021.

Professional Affiliations

  • ABA Private Target M&A Deal Points Study

    Working Group

Community Involvement

  • ResourceWest

    Board of Directors

  • Washington University Alumni Association, Twin Cities Chapter