Edward J. Fleming

Associate

Overview

Teddy Fleming practices with the firm’s corporate group, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions. Teddy has advised companies of all sizes through a wide range of strategic matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, commercial transactions, and various other general corporate law matters. He has also advised numerous small, mid-size, and large businesses on entity formation, governance matters, contract negotiation and other business arrangements.

Prior Experience

While in law school, Teddy was a staffer and managing editor for Minnesota Law Review, a judicial extern for Judge John Scherer of the Seventh Judicial District in St. Cloud, Minnesota, and a judicial extern for Judge Tony N. Leung with the United States District Court in St. Paul. Prior to joining the firm, Teddy worked as a business transactions associate for a national law firm, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions.

Teddy earned his B.A. from St. Norbert College, where he was an all-conference athlete in both football and baseball. Before beginning his legal career, he earned an M.S.W. from Boston College and spent several years working as a bilingual youth and family counselor, a wilderness therapist and social worker. Additionally, he was on the adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychology at William Rainey Harper College and worked as a co-author and editor for Hall Hill Press where he co-wrote and edited “Tread Softly: Bullying and the Death of Phoebe Prince.”

Representative Experience

  • International youth and amateur hockey development company in domestic acquisitions and expansion, corporate governance and reorganization strategy.
  • International propane company in domestic acquisitions, finance matters, and expansion in the fuel oil and LP gas dealers industry.
  • International agricultural services company in domestic acquisitions and expansion in the tailored poultry and livestock solutions sectors.
  • International cloud-based software company on reorganization strategy, alignment and restructuring.
  • Private equity-backed window and door manufacturer and distributor on corporate governance and general business matters.
  • Family-owned hops farm on market entry, expansion, equity financing and commercialization strategy.
  • Closely-held craft beer brewery on contract negotiation, general business matters and intellectual property protection.
  • Online used car retailer startup on equity financing, expansion strategy and intellectual property protection.
  • Family-owned and -operated auto dealership group on general business matters and succession planning.

Services & Industries

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Certifications
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, State of Minnesota
Education

University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. Minnesota Law Review (managing editor) (2017)

Boston College
M.S.W. (2010)

Saint Norbert College
B.A. in Psychology, Sociology, and Spanish (2007)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Co-Presenter, “Legal Compliance Basics for Social Entrepreneurs,” Initiative Foundation, April 14, 2021

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, Volunteer Attorney
  • The Advocates for Human Rights, Volunteer Attorney
  • Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer Attorney
  • LegalCORPS, Volunteer Attorney

Professional Associations

  • United Way of Central Minnesota, Community Mental Health Committee, October 2021–present

Civic Activities

  • Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, Board Member, March 2022–present
  • Sartell Baseball Association, Board Member, October 2021–present
  • Sartell Area Youth Football Association, Board Member, October 2021–present

Honors

  • Best Lawyers®— "Ones to Watch," Corporate Law, 2022
Awards Methodology
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