Practical. Efficient. Business-oriented. These qualities define the service Jennifer Miernicki brings to her clients and colleagues.

Jennifer partners with clients to book deals that achieve business goals and improve the bottom line. She relies on a firm grasp of the financial markets and legal documentation to craft workable solutions.

Jennifer represents commercial lenders and borrowers in syndicated, club, and single-bank transactions and leverages extensive market knowledge to the advantage of her corporate and tribal clients.

Commercial Transactions

Jennifer counsels commercial banks, financial institutions and non-traditional lenders in syndicated transactions, real estate and asset-based financings, and complex senior and mezzanine debt financings.

Although she primarily represents lenders, Jennifer also works with public and private companies to structure and negotiate credit facilities and other credit accommodations. She also helps corporate clients leverage balance sheet cash and available financing options to take advantage of M&A opportunities.

Indian Tribal Finance

Jennifer counsels lenders, tribes and tribal entities nationwide in Indian tribal finance. She analyzes tribal laws and federal regulatory frameworks, guiding clients through the quagmire of unique considerations that arise when doing business with tribal sovereign nations.

ESOP Transaction Finance

Jennifer frequently navigates the unique issues arising in finance transactions involving employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and ESOP-owned companies, advising lenders, companies and sellers in various industries.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


University of Iowa College of Law
J.D. with distinction, with highest honors (2008)

Brown University
B.A. (2005)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Lessons Learned: Tips from Workout Experts and Litigators
    Co-presenter, Commercial Finance Association, Minnesota Chapter, Minneapolis, March 2018
  • Legal and Practical Issues of Financing In-Transit Inventory
    Co-presenter, Commercial Finance Association, Minnesota Chapter, Minneapolis, January 2016

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Jennifer firmly believes that all lawyers have an obligation to advance the rule of law and promote equality in all respects on an international, national and local level. She has dedicated many pro bono hours to organizations such as The Advocates for Human Rights, The Center for Reproductive Rights, WomenVenture and The Children’s Law Center, with a particular focus on women’s human rights and the elimination of violence against women.

Professional Associations

  • Secured Finance Network — Board of Directors (Director)
  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice — Board of Directors (Secretary, April 2015 – February 2021)
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • The Advocates for Human Rights — Board of Directors, 2023-present


  • Best Lawyers® — Banking and Finance Law, 2020-24 (Lawyer of the Year, 2021); Securitization and Structured Finance Law, 2023-24 (Lawyer of the Year, 2024)
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2021, 2023
  • Minnesota State Bar Association — North Star Lawyer, 2014; North Star Lawyer and President's Award, 2013 
  • Finance & Commerce — Top Women in Finance, 2016
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Banking, 2014-15, 2017-23; Rising Star, Native American Law, 2021-22
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-15, 2019
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