Practice Overview

Mark R. Geier focuses his practice on business transactions, shareholder agreements and potential litigation. He represents clients in a variety of industries and disciplines, including precision manufacturing, medical device and components, heavy equipment manufacturing, real estate, construction and construction materials, office equipment and distribution.

Representative Experience

With 34 years of experience and a broad business and industry background, Mark functions as outside general counsel to privately-owned companies. He covers many disciplines such as:

  • Business organizations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Succession planning
  • Financing and secured transactions
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Manufacturing, design and development agreements
  • Sales representative and distributorship agreements
  • Employment and executive compensation
  • Pre-litigation evaluation and settlement
  • General business matters

Mark serves as a consultant to manufacturing associations and their members in Minnesota and Wisconsin and advises manufacturers on such matters as:

  • Sales
  • Supply chain
  • Capital equipment purchase and financing
  • Design, research and development
  • Prototypes
  • Production
  • Plating and finishing
  • Quality
  • Performance

His previous pre-trial and trial experience includes:

  • Commercial transactions and contracts
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Executive liability
  • Insurance coverage and claims
  • Commercial real estate transactions and leasing
  • Construction and mechanics’ liens
  • Environmental investigation, abatement and remediation


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Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota, 1984
  • Wisconsin, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit


Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN, 1984 J.D.
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1981 B.A.
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa


Honors

  • AV® Preeminent Rating, by Martindale-Hubbell


Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association, Past Director
  • Minnesota Manufacturing Coalition, Advisor
  • Midwest Manufacturers' Association, Advisor
  • Tri-State Manufacturers' Association
  • Arrowhead Manufacturers & Fabricators Association
  • Venture Expeditions, Director
  • Cedar Valley Church, Past Trustee