Marcus A. Ploeger

Partner Minneapolis


Marcus practices primarily in the areas of:

  • Mezzanine finance.
  • Construction and project financing. 
  • Commercial lending.
  • Asset-based lending.
  • Unsecured lending.
  • Banking and finance.
  • Private equity financing.

He negotiates and documents a variety of finance transactions on behalf of mezzanine debt investors, banks and other financial institutions. Marcus concentrates a significant amount of his practice on the representation of mezzanine and junior capital funds in subordinated debt and equity investment transactions. He represents banks and other financial institutions in connection with senior and subordinate credit facilities and asset-based loans. He also represents borrowers in connection with working capital and other secured and unsecured financing arrangements. 

Marcus has also worked for a large financial institution, where he managed investments on behalf of trusts, foundations and individuals. He has passed levels I and II of the CFA exam, as well as the Series 7 and 66 exams (licenses inactive). His clients benefit from his practical application of the knowledge and perspective gained from these experiences. 

Marcus is licensed to practice in Minnesota state and federal courts. He earned his B.S. in accounting, magna cum laude, from the University of Denver, where he was on the Dean’s List and earned multiple awards for excellence at the Daniels College of Business. He earned his J.D., summa cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law, where he was on the Dean’s List and was a staff member of the William Mitchell Law Review. Marcus’ writing also has been published in William Mitchell’s legal research text, The Process of Legal Research. 

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  • William Mitchell College of Law

    summa cum laude
    Dean’s List

  • University of Denver

    magna cum laude
    Dean’s List 


  • State - Minnesota

Notable Matters

Marcus’ experience includes:

  • Financing of private equity and asset acquisitions on behalf of subordinated (mezzanine) debt and equity investors, including Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs).
  • $35 million secured financing of closely held businesses on behalf of private lender.
  • Financing of $12 million condominium construction project on behalf of private lender.
  • Refinancing of $40 million syndicated term and revolving credit facilities to grocery store on behalf of agent bank.
  • $150 million subscription credit facility on behalf of hedge fund as borrower.
  • Restructuring of $125 million credit facilities to ethanol plant on behalf of agent for participated loans.
  • Refinancing of $128 million term and revolving credit facilities on behalf of a sports franchise as borrower.