Todd Taylor

Attorney, CEO

Todd works with developers, technology companies, private equity, venture capital and infrastructure funds on developing and financing sustainable and impact projects, including renewable and conventional energy projects, clean tech, agriculture tech and food tech companies and infrastructure projects.

 

Todd also works with entrepreners and technology focused companies to start up, create their company, hire employees, raise angel, venture, crowdfunding and other financing, grow their business, buy other companies and sell their business when the time is right. 

 

Experience – Project Development and Finance

 

  • Financed the acquisition and expansion of a $30 million renewable fuel facility in Minnesota.

  • Worked with local developers to develop and finance a $100 million renewable energy facility, including seed capital, SEC registered offering and strategic investors.  Also helped negotiate and draft construction and critical contracts.

  • Served as general counsel to North Dakota based renewable energy facility, including SEC reporting, key contracts and financing matters.

  • Worked with Missouri based biodiesel developers to finance $60 million soy crush and biodiesel facility.

  • Worked with sustainable aquaculture company on incorporation, angel financing, strategic financing, engineering and construction contracts, technology contracts, key licensing, board advisory and a multi-billion dollar multi-project financing and construction plan.

  • Worked with a multinational Asian company to develop a multi-plant renewable energy project in the U.S. valued at over $600 million.

  • Helped a sustainable Bioplastics company raise angel funding and negotiate critical U.S. and Asian contracts.

  • Provided company and project financing legal expertise for a solar energy company, including crowdfunding, ITC and bank financing.

  • Developing a $200 million soybean crush and biodiesel facility in the Midwest, including company formation, seed capital, R&D agreements, feedstock and off take agreements, construction agreements and equity and debt financing.

  • Project counsel for a $60 million waste to ethanol project, including negotiations with impact private equity joint venture, real estate matters and green bond financing.

  • Company counsel to $50 million waste to energy and biogas project, including project financing, key contracts, pipeline agreements and RFS and LCFS off take agreements.

  • Counsel to impact infrastructure developers on a series of waste to biogas projects.

  • Counsel to East Coast project developer on series of waste to energy projects, including construction and technology contacts and equity and debt financing.

  • Project counsel to Midwest-based waste to energy gasification project.

  • Company counsel to U.S. subsidiary of an European renewable energy company.

  • Special project counsel to U.S. subsidiary of a European seed company on an industrial sugar seed project.


    Mergers and Acquisitions

     

  • Company counsel on $100 million sale of assets to private equity buyer for an industrial company.

  • Company counsel on $20 million sale of stock to private equity buyer as part of a roll-up of industrial companies.

  • Company counsel on $760 million merger of agriculture equipment companies.

  • Buy-side company counsel on $40 million strategic acquisition of competitor.

  • Counsel to roll-up acquisition company in entertainment industry.

  • Buy-side company counsel for medtech company with operations in U.S. and China.

     

    Early Stage Companies

     

  • Company counsel to early stage cloud and cyber security company, including venture financing.

  • Company counsel to start-up biochemical company, including technology licensing and angel financing.

  • Worked with early-stage renewable fuel technology company, including angel and equipment financing.

  • Company counsel to Agtech data analytics company, including IP licensing and financing.

  • Company counsel to various technology focused startups.

 

Education:

 

  • Mitchell Hamline Law School, 1998

  • University of St. Thomas, Bachelors of Art, 1992

  • Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor, 2018

 

Presentations & Speaking Engagements:

  • International Biomass Conference 2019, Angels, Venture and Strategics: How to, 03/19/2019
    Minnesota Real Estate Journal, Real Estate Opportunity Zones Summit, 12/11/2018
  • Minnesota Continuing Legal Education: Funding The Business, 01/09/2018
  • Lessons Learned: Crowdfunding in Minnesota, 12/04/2017
  • Minnesota Start-Up Darwin Lessons, 10/13/2017

 

Todd’s favorite book is “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy,” he was born in Canada and lived in Brussels, Belgium for four years learning to like mayonnaise on french fries.

 



Areas of Practice

For over 20 years Todd has helped business owners and their companies solve legal and business problems that block their path to growth.

Business Law

Todd provides clients with real-world, actionable advice. Throughout his practice, Todd has helped clients of all sizes overcome their problems.

Todd works closely with clients and leadership teams at the highest level. He has served industries such as high technology, software, IoT, 3D printing, biotech, cleantech, agtech and foodtech.

  • Financing
  • Startup Formation
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Contract Drafting
  • Negotiations
  • SEC Compliance
  • Company Sales and Purchases

Offices:
901 Marquette Ave S.
Suite 1675
Minneapolis, MN 55302

Call Us:

(612) 584-3400