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Barry F. Clegg

Barry Clegg practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, tax law, cooperative law, agricultural law, and closely held businesses. Barry has worked extensively with corporate, partnership, joint venture, cooperative, and individual clients to achieve their business goals in the most tax-efficient means possible. He is also a frequent lecturer at seminars on corporate and tax issues.

Barry has also represented closely held companies in shareholder disputes and in dealings with minority shareholders implementing strategies, such as redemptions and tax-free divisions to facilitate a creative resolution.

Representative Experience

  • Assisted public and private companies in restructurings, recapitalizations, redemptions, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
  • Acted as lead counsel and/or tax counsel on transactions ranging from hundreds of thousands to hundreds of millions of dollars
  • Assisted clients in the formation and operation of joint venture arrangements.
  • Assisted cooperative clients with formation, governance, transactional, and tax issues
  • Assisted family-owned investment partnerships with a range of issues, including organization, investment of assets, redemptions, dissolutions, and tax issues
  • Represented investors and issuers in private placements of debt and equity securities
  • Assisted companies and shareholders in shareholder dispute situations, resulting in redemptions, split-ups, and other negotiated solutions
  • Represented manufacturers and sales representatives in connection with relationship formation, contracts, terminations, and disputes
  • Represented taxpayers in audit, appeal, and tax controversy situations at the federal and state levels

Court Memberships

  • Minnesota, 1983
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1983
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1983

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, 2010–2020
  • “North Star Lawyers,” Minnesota State Bar Association, 2012, 2014–2015
  • Certified Public Accountant (retired)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated from Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Affiliations

  • Tax Council, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2006–2010
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants

Community Involvement

  • Minneapolis Charter Commission, commissioner, 2003–present; chair, 2010–present
  • Mississippi Park Connection, board member, 2017–present
  • Board of Neighborhood Housing Services, past president, 1985–2015
  • Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights, commissioner, 1986–1998