Kareem S. Tawfic

Associate

Overview

Kareem Tawfic counsels public and private clients in corporate law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance, capital markets transactions and corporate governance.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestures

Kareem represents buyers and sellers in M&A and related strategic transactions across a variety of industries. In his practice, Kareem leads due diligence efforts and works collaboratively with clients to prepare definitive deal documents and agreements.

Public Companies

Kareem regularly assists public companies in understanding and complying with legal and regulatory requirements, including routine reporting and other interactions with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Kareem partners with clients to help them navigate their annual meeting processes, including assisting with proxy statement preparation and stakeholder engagement practices.

Capital Markets

Kareem assists issuers and underwriters in SEC-registered and exempted capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs), secondary offerings, debt offerings and private placements. He is frequently engaged across teams to assist clients in capital-raising transactions that facilitate other transactions, such as leveraged buyouts, stock repurchases or debt refinancing.

Teaching and Pro Bono

During the spring semester, Kareem serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School teaching a section of its experiential learning course, “Law in Practice,” where students participate in simulated negotiations and exercises that focus on client service.  Kareem also enjoys keeping an active pro bono practice, achieving strong results for under-represented tenants seeking relief from their landlords.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining Faegre Drinker as an associate, Kareem served as a summer associate with the firm for two summers, where he spent time on-site supporting the legal functions of two Fortune 500 clients. During law school, Kareem was a student attorney at the University of Minnesota’s Business Law Clinic, advising both startup and corporate ventures on issues related to formation, governance and contract drafting. He also served as a judicial extern for Chief Judge John R. Tunheim of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Languages

Arabic

Education

University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. Business Law Concentration (2018)

University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management
M.B.A. (2017)

Hamline University
B.B.A. in Management, magna cum laude (2014)

Hamline University
B.A. in Legal Studies, magna cum laude (2014)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Honors

  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-21 
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2019
Awards Methodology
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