Business Law Attorney Stephen Tight Joins Quarles & Brady Minneapolis Office as Partner

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Minneapolis — Stephen Tight, an attorney with extensive corporate transactional experience, both as in-house counsel and as a law firm partner, has joined Quarles & Brady in the firm’s Minneapolis office as a partner in the Business Law Practice Group.

Tight has represented companies, executives, business owners and stakeholders across a wide range of complex commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, compliance concerns, licensing and intellectual property matters, and general corporate work, both domestic and international. His areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, private equity and venture capital across a range of industries -- with particular depth in the health care, life sciences, medical device and biotechnology fields.

His experience includes domestic and cross-border transactions ranging in value from $5 million to $1 billion and more, tender and exchange offers, contests for corporate control, going-private transactions, asset acquisitions and divestitures, spin-offs, joint ventures, venture capital and strategic investments, securities offerings and private equity transactions.

“We’re excited to welcome Steve to the team. His impressive experience will strengthen our ability to support clients in critical M&A and investment transactions, both nationally and in the Twin Cities area,” said Will Schultz, national chair of the firm’s Business Law Group. “He brings a strong client service-focused mindset that’s complemented by his understanding of the needs of in-house counsel, based on his personal experience.”

Tight’s in-house experience includes serving in the office of the general counsel at UnitedHealth Group (corporate development: securities, transactions and international) and as vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer for St. Jude Medical’s atrial fibrillation division. Tight has also regularly represented Fortune 200 medical device manufacturers on a wide variety of transactional and commercial matters.

“I’m incredibly excited to join the Quarles and Brady team,” said Tight, “and I’m grateful for the opportunity to let the next chapter in my professional development unfold at a firm with the peerless reputation, deep bench strength and transactional experience that Quarles and Brady represents. I can’t wait to get started.”

Tight earned a Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School.

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