Lisa Pugh helps corporations and LLCs work through complex tax and corporate matters. She advises public and private corporations on mergers and acquisitions, including taxable and tax-free transactions, as well as related issues such as executive compensation.
Lisa works with emerging and established companies on business development and joint ventures. Lisa also has experience in the tax aspects of public stock and debt offerings, convertible debt, debt securities denominated in various foreign currencies, and debt securities linked to market performance and stock indices.


Bar Admissions



University of Virginia School of Law
J.D. Law Review (1998)

University of Virginia
M.A. (1993)

University of Minnesota
B.A. Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude (1992)


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Professional Associations

  • Faegre Baker Daniels Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group

Firm Leadership

  • Co-leader, Executive Compensation Practice Team; Benefits Committee
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Benefits Working Group; Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group


  • Best Lawyers® — Tax Law, 2013-24
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, 2008
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