Julia S. Offenhauser

Julia Offenhauser focuses her practice in the areas of general business law, securities, and mergers and acquisitions. She also has experience in public bond financing and working with starts-ups and emerging companies.

Previous to her employment with Lathrop GPM, Julia worked as an associate at a large law firm in New York City, where she worked on various legal matters for corporate and litigation practice groups. She also worked as a pro bono attorney for the New York Legal Assistance Group, where she assisted the Special Litigation Unit with Medicaid/Medicare cases.

While in law school, she clerked for Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance, the Law Offices of William Mauzy, and the Office of the Minnesota State Public Defender - Appellate Division. Julia has also served as a facilitator for Central City Neighborhood.

Representative Experience

  • Represent early stage companies with corporate formation and corporate governance
  • Represent a privately held retail company in a variety of general corporate matters
  • Represented public and private companies with securities law compliance and filings at the federal and state levels
  • Represented privately held restaurant chain in stock sale
  • Represented privately held voting and electronic solicitation company in a stock sale to private equity fund
  • Assisted with representation of a privately held special waste disposal and consulting company in its sale to a publicly held strategic acquirer
  • Assisted with representation of a for-profit higher education company in its going public transaction (by reverse merger) and subsequent public offering of its shares
  • Represented a privately held med tech company with conversion to Delaware corporation, issuance of various classes of preferred stock and the sale of its preferred stock

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Law clerk for the Office of the Minnesota State Public Defender, Appellate Division
  • Law clerk for the Federal Magistrate Judge Jeanne Graham, Hennepin County

Community Involvement

  • WATCH, Board of Directors
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law Alumni Advisory Board, Past President, Advisory Board Member
  • Lake Country School Board of Trustees, Board Member
  • St. Thomas School of Law Board of Governors, Board Member
  • BizLounge, member 2007-2009
  • Central City Neighborhood, facilitator, 2001-2004


  • “Rising Star,” Minnesota Law & Politics, 2010
  • Alumna Leadership Award, University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2016
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  • Minneapolis

    80 South Eighth Street
    500 IDS Center
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
F: 612.632.4067


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Court Memberships

  • Minnesota


University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., 2004, UST Law Clinic, certified student attorney; Research assistant for Professor Nekima Levy-Pound

University of St. Thomas, B.A., cum laude, 2000