Michael Ewald

Michael Ewald is an associate within the firm's Corporate & Business Transactions practice group. With a background in business and communications matters, Michael understands the importance of listening to clients and perfecting their message to achieve desirable outcomes.

Michael’s practice focuses on general corporate and business law, tax credit compliance, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and commercial transactions.  He enjoys working with startup companies and entrepreneurs helping them understand the legal dimensions of launching their business ventures.

Prior to joining Lathrop GPM, Michael served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. R. Lange, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, as well as externing in law school for the South Dakota Supreme Court’s chief justice. Before pursuing a legal career, Michael led creative marketing campaigns for a public university and represented their brand as a media spokesperson. He has counseled numerous executive leadership teams on marketing and messaging strategies. 

Michael is a proud supporter of high school and college speech and debate activities. 


  • Speaker, "Vermillion's Unspoken," Presentation Series hosted by the University of South Dakota (USD) Cultural Wellness Coalition and the USD Black Law Student Organization, February 6, 2024


  • Minnesota State Bar Association, "North Star Lawyers," 2023
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  • Minneapolis

    80 South Eighth Street
    3100 IDS Center
    Minneapolis, MN 55402


Jessica Tauer

Court Memberships

  • Minnesota


University of South Dakota Knudsen School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2021

  • Dean's Leadership Award

University of South Dakota, B.S., 2014