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Charles BerquistCharles Berquist
Charles C. Berquist
Attorney
60 South Sixth Street
Suite 2700
Minneapolis, MN 55402
P 612.341.9726
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Charlie Berquist is a partner in the firm's Business Law practice area. His clients include individuals, for-profit businesses of all sizes and types, nonprofit organizations and public pension plans. He has represented clients in a wide variety of transactions and projects including start-ups, transition and succession planning, debt and equity financing, franchising, mergers and acquisitions, technology agreements and executive employment and separation agreements.

Charlie has extensive experience and expertise in executive compensation, including incentive and equity compensation plans, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, and other employee benefits. He regularly advises clients on benefit plan design, drafting and administration, and compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and other applicable laws. Click here to read his most recent article.

Experience

Charlie’s recent projects include:

  • In June 2019, represented a group of oral surgeons in the sale of their practice and negotiation of long-term employment and compensation agreements with a national practice management company.
  • In June 2018, represented the owners of a regional product distribution company in a sale to a strategic buyer for $43 million.
  • In January 2017, represented the owners of a multi-state staffing company in a sale to a private equity firm in a $6.1 million transaction.
  • Represented the buyers of a prototyping and machining company in April 2016 for $8.6 million. Previously represented the same buyers in the purchase and sale of their prior company.
  • Represented a private equity firm with one of his partners in the sale of a medical insurance company for $32 million in March 2016.
  • With two of his partners, represented the buyer of a distressed manufacturing company in August 2014, in which the buyer paid the purchase price by assuming $17 million of debt of the seller.