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Charles C. Berquist
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 employers and employees on executive compensation and benefit plan design and administration, including compliance with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code, and other applicable laws and regulations. Click here to read his most recent article.


Charlie’s recent projects include:

  • In April 2021, represented the owners of a digital marketing company in their sale to a private equity buyer, in a transaction that utilized a tax-free F reorganization and partial equity rollover by the sellers.
  • In June 2020, represented two banks in connection with loans totaling $22 million made by the banks to a company that finances home builders.
  • Represented a Minnesota company with an iconic brand of  luxury leather goods in its sale in November 2019 to a public company for a combination of cash and stock of the buyer.
  • 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.