FMJ Adds New Shareholder Nathan Brandenburg To Corporate, Banking, and Real Estate Practices

February 2018

We are pleased to announce that business and banking attorney Nathan Brandenburg has joined our firm as a Shareholder. Brandenburg will continue his practice of representing financial institutions, closely-held businesses, and commercial real estate investors.

Brandenburg’s representation of financial institutions includes the representation of banks and bank holding companies in mergers and acquisitions, succession and change-in-control issues, loan documentation, troubled loan and asset matters. His business practice includes mergers and acquisitions, succession, corporate governance, finance, and general advising for closely-held businesses. Additionally, Brandenburg represents commercial real estate investors in acquisitions, sales, and leasing matters.

Ancillary to his legal practice, Brandenburg is actively involved with the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce and is currently serving on its Board of Directors and was recently elected as the Chamber Incoming Chair/Vice Chair. Brandenburg also is a member of the Boards of Directors of the TwinWest Foundation, the TwinWest Political Action Committee, and the TwinWest Business Advocacy Fund, having served as Chair of the Boards of the TwinWest Political Action Committee and TwinWest Business Advocacy Fund in 2015 and 2016.

Before joining FMJ, Brandenburg was a Shareholder at a commercial law firm in downtown Minneapolis where he served on the firm’s management committee. He was named a Minnesota “Rising Star” (an honor given only to 2.5% of lawyers in Minnesota) by Super Lawyers in 2016 and 2017. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law and served as the Executive Editor of the Iowa Law Review.

“Nate is an important lateral hire for FMJ as he is an accomplished and tenacious attorney in the local and national markets,” said Robert Fafinski, CEO of Fafinski Mark & Johnson. “His business, legal, and managerial experience will be extremely valuable to our clients across all industries, and we are thrilled he is joining the team.”