Mark S. Larson

Attorney

Minneapolis

612-672-3634

mlarson@messerlikramer.com

Assistant: Barbara McCoy

612-672-3644

Profile

Mark Larson is a Shareholder in Messerli Kramer’s Business Services group and has been with the firm for over 40 years. Mark focuses his practice on corporate, business, and tax law, with an emphasis in the general representation of exempt organizations and non-profit providers of health care, senior living and social services.  Much of his work involves assisting these organizations with financing and development activities and complex business transactions, often involving real estate. 

Mark also works with entrepreneurial businesses in multiple industries including technology, health care, real estate, construction, medical device, product distribution, manufacturing, hospitality, and services.  Mark assists companies and their owners with structuring transactions, negotiating contracts, and closing business deals including mergers, acquisitions, and equity investment transactions; planning and organizing new entities, ventures, and projects; and providing general counsel on legal matters integral to operations and finance.  He has served as borrower’s counsel on many tax-exempt revenue bond financings and other forms of financing.

With all of his clients, Mark pays attention to the practical consequences of any course of action and takes a thoughtful and analytical approach to solving problems and achieving results.

Mark was instrumental in creating the firm’s Business Services group where he acted as Chair for many years.  He was also a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and has served in numerous leadership roles.

Representative Experience

• Represented a Minnesota consumer products company in its acquisition by a foreign organization for over $80 million in a reverse triangular merge transaction.

• Represented a nonprofit senior living organization in the development and financing of two phases of a senior living campus in Woodbury, Minnesota, including the issuance of tax-exempt revenue bonds totaling $70 million.

• Represented the shareholders in a health care services company in a share sale transaction for over $110 million.

• Represented a nonprofit senior living organization in the development and financing of a new assisted living and memory care project in Otsego, Minnesota, including the issuance of $29 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds.

• Served as corporate counsel for a Minnesota start-up company providing health incentive programs, including contracts, a corporate reorganization and private equity investment.

• Represented a nonprofit senior living organization in the development and financing of a new skilled nursing facility, assisted living and memory care units on a site in Lee County, Florida, including the issue of $51 million in tax-exempt and taxable revenue bonds.

Professional & Community

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Business, Tax and Health Law Sections, Member

  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member

Community Involvement

  • Center of the American Experiment, Board of Directors and Secretary
  • Intellectual Takeout, Board of Directors and Secretary
  • Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association, Member