Kate Sherburne works with clients to close transformational deals. She focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and securities.

Kate also has significant experience with M&A representation and warranty insurance, a product that is used with great frequency in the M&A market.

Transactional Experience

  • Represented strategic public and private clients in acquisition and disposition transactions in industries such as retail, medical devices, software/technology, health care, professional sports, financial services, restaurants, manufacturing and distribution, wholesale, transportation, and recreational vehicles.
  • Represented large family-owned businesses in exit transactions.
  • Represented private equity firms in transactions involving purchases and sales of portfolio companies.
  • Represented management investors in rollover investments.
  • Represented privately held businesses in connection with reorganization transactions.
  • Represented issuers in public offerings of common stock, preferred stock, depositary shares and trust preferred securities.
  • Represented issuers in private securities offerings and private placements of debt securities.

Related Industries


Bar Admissions



University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif (2003)

University of Minnesota
B.A. in History (1999)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Current Trends in M&A Deal Terms and Tactics
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, Minneapolis, October 2017
  • Private Equity: A Look Behind the Curtain
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, Des Moines, August 2017
  • Complex Deals: Why Do They Have to Be So Hard?
    Minnesota CLE Business Law Institute, May 2017
  • Representation and Warranty Insurance: Trends, Process and Drafting
    Minnesota CLE Hot Topics and Trends in Mergers & Acquisitions, February 2017
  • It Ain’t Over ‘til It’s Over: A Practical Analysis of Post-Closing Indemnity Claims
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, Minneapolis, November 2016
  • 2016 M&A Update – New Issues, Evolving Trends & Ongoing Debates
    Minnesota CLE Business Law Institute, May 2016
  • Representation and Warranty Insurance: Updates on This Important and Rapidly Changing Industry
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, Minneapolis, November 2015
  • Rep and Warranty Insurance Practice Pointers
    Turnaround Management Association, October 2015
  • 2015 M&A Trends and Representation and Warranty Insurance
    General Counsel Forum, October 2015
  • 2015 M&A Update: Practice Tips, Trends and Developments
    Minnesota CLE Business Law Institute, May 2015
  • Corporations: Rules, Strategies, and Essential Documents
    Minnesota CLE, March 2015
  • From Fishing Lures to Medical Guidewire Leader: The Sale of Lake Region Medical
    Faegre Baker Daniels M&A Conference, Minneapolis, November 2014
  • Practices and Trends in Today's M&A Market—Critical Deal Points, Rep and Warranty Insurance Coverage, and More
    Minnesota CLE Business Law Institute, 2014

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association — Private Company Model Merger Agreement Task Force, Representation and Warranty Insurance Annex

Firm Leadership

  • Deputy Co-leader, Corporate Group


  • Minnesota Lawyer — The POWER 30: Mergers & Acquisitions, 2023
  • Chambers USA — Minnesota, Corporate/M&A, 2022-23
  • Chambers USA — Minnesota, Corporate/M&A, "Up and Coming" Lawyer, 2020-21
  • Best Lawyers® — Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2021-24
  • The M&A Advisor — Emerging Leaders Award, 2018 
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Stars, 2018-19
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