Bruce M. Engler

Senior Counsel


Bruce Engler helps companies create and realize value through strategic deals and solid governance. His practice focuses almost exclusively on M&A, including both strategic and private equity M&A transactions.

For 2019, Chambers USA has ranked Bruce as one of the top three Corporate/M&A attorneys in Minnesota. In recent years, Chambers USA has described Bruce as “top M&A guy,” “one of Minnesota’s preeminent M&A lawyers,” and “the ‘cream of the crop’ among M&A lawyers.” Chambers USA has also quoted clients as praising Bruce for “creative solutions to complex issues” and as “someone who excels at communicating clearly and responsively, always has an even demeanor and prioritizes issues.”

Bruce recently represented APi Group, Inc. in its sale for $2.9 billion to J2 Acquisition Limited and Holiday Companies in the sale of its Holiday Stationstores business to Circle K for more than $1.6 billion.

Bruce has been quoted frequently in the media on M&A-related topics.

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Bar Admissions



University of Michigan Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Law Review (note editor) (1979)

Creighton University
B.A. summa cum laude (1976)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference
    Founder and host, 2006-19
  • Market Update: Current Deal Activity, Valuations and Outlook
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, Des Moines, 2016
  • Current Trends in M&A Deal Terms and Tactics
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, Indianapolis, 2016
  • Critical Deal Points and Rep and Warranty Insurance Coverage
    Minnesota Business Law Institute, 2014
  • M&A Transactional Rep and Warranty Insurance
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, Indianapolis, 2014
  • Climate for Exits
    University of Michigan Ross Business School Private Equity Conference, 2013
  • Current Trends: M&A Deal Terms & Tactics
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, Indianapolis, 2013
  • Managing M&A Litigation Risk
    RR Donnelley SEC Hot Topics Institute, 2013
  • Real Life M&A Indemnity Claims: The Frequency and Types of Claims and Managing Them
    Minnesota Business Law Institute, 2013


  • Chambers USA — Minnesota, Corporate/M&A, 2008-21
  • Best Lawyers®— Corporate Law, 2006-21; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2007-21; Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2007-21 (Minnesota M&A Lawyer of the Year, 2016; Minnesota Corporate Lawyer of the Year, 2017, 2020)
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Mergers & Acquisitions, 2006-19
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell — Peer Review Rating: AV Preeminent®

Awards Methodology

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