Lyndsay Capeder

Director of Strategic Operations Minneapolis
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Summary

Lyndsay is the director of strategic operations at Taft. Lyndsay is responsible for developing and managing strategies to support our client’s needs and continuously improve the way Taft delivers legal services. With a background representing commercial clients in private practice and serving as corporate in-house counsel, Lyndsay is uniquely positioned to be the voice of the client within Taft and an advocate in an increasingly sophisticated and changing legal market.         

Lyndsay is passionate about client counseling and works directly with clients to understand their unique and changing needs. With a “client first” focus, Lyndsay amplifies the voice of the client by working with firm leadership, attorneys and staff to create more efficient and productive approaches to serving our clients on transactional matters and achieving client objectives. Each solution Lyndsay implements is unique to the client she is working with, but often involves legal process improvement, project management, improving predictability and transparency around fees, and establishing a regular feedback loop. Lyndsay’s direct contact with clients, paired with her legal experience and business acumen, positions the teams she partners with to provide high quality and cost-effective work for each client. 

Lyndsay understands that clients have options when it comes to legal services and that is why she strives to create value for our clients beyond the legal matters. She is committed to developing true partnerships with the firm’s clients through innovative approaches, collaboration and trust while focusing on transparency and predictability. Clients are welcome and encouraged to look to Lyndsay as a point of contact and a resource within Taft.    

Lyndsay was an attorney at Briggs and Morgan (now Taft), where she regularly represented commercial banks, financial institutions, senior lenders and mezzanine lenders in all aspects of commercial finance transactions. She served as lender's counsel on a variety of transactions, including asset-based financing, mezzanine debt financing and real estate financing. Additionally, Lyndsay supported commercial real estate and corporate clients on a variety of agreements and transactions.

Lyndsay previously worked as in-house counsel at a Fortune 200 agricultural and food service company where she supported and represented a variety of business units on corporate and transactional matters focused on finance, real estate and warehousing. In addition to her practice, Lyndsay managed individuals and projects and developed several process improvement initiatives and programs within the law department.

Lyndsay received her law degree, cum laude, from Hamline University School of Law where she was the Symposium Editor, served on the Board of Editors of the Hamline Law Review, and was an editorial assistant on the Journal of Law and Religion. She also was a legal research and writing teaching assistant, a structured study group leader for first-year contracts courses and was a member of the Client Counseling Competition team. In law school, Lyndsay was a corporate law clerk and, prior to law school, she worked as a case assistant for a local litigation firm where she managed quality control on mass tort litigation files.

Lyndsay earned her undergraduate degree in journalism and justice and peace studies with a minor in sociology, magna cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas.   

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law

    cum laude

    Dean's List

  • University of St. Thomas

    magna cum laude

Admissions

  • State - Minnesota
  • Federal - District of Minnesota