Edward R. Culhane

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Edward R. Culhane is a seasoned transactional attorney with hands-on experience running and managing businesses.

Ed’s clients include venture capital funds, private equity funds, family offices, angel investors and real estate investors. Ed also represents entrepreneurs and business owners at all stages of formation, funding, growth and exit. Ed’s clients frequently look to him as their “on call” general counsel and business advisor for all of their legal matters.

Ed’s extensive legal experience gained while practicing law at a large law firm and as in house counsel includes company formation, design and implementation of complex corporate structures, raising and deploying growth capital, commercial loans, distressed transactions and work-outs, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholder disputes, corporate governance, employment matters, equity compensation plans, domestic and international distribution arrangements, software and technology development, real estate syndications, intellectual property protection and licensing, as well as drafting nearly any type of commercial contract you can imagine.

While Ed has broad business and legal experience across many industries, he has significant knowledge and experience in real estate syndications, specialty food, software development, fin tech, industrial hemp and state-legal cannabis industries.

After Law School Ed clerked for the Hon. Donald P. Lay of the 8 th Circuit United States Court of Appeals in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ed practiced law at a large law firm for 13 years focusing on private equity, venture capital, real estate syndications, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, intellectual property transactions and complex commercial transactions. Ed helped launch and was General Counsel for the celebrity boxer Mike Tyson’s cannabis company, Tyson Ranch, located in Los Angeles.

Ed lives in beautiful Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota. Ed enjoys outdoor recreation and spends way too much time hunting pheasants with his yellow lab Flap Jack.

Ed proudly served as an enlisted infantryman in the United States Army Reserve and was selected as the United States Army Reserve Soldier of the Year in 1990.

Ed was named to the Minnesota Rising Star list in 2013 by Super Lawyers magazine.

  • BA Political Science, cum laude, University of Minnesota
  • JD, summa cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • $100 thousand private placement for short-term inventory notes and warrants
  • $250 thousand Down Round debt and equity financing for marijuana distributor
  • $500 thousand industrial hemp biomass supply agreement
  • $500 thousand recapitalization of distressed company
  • $1 million Revolving Line of Credit and Term Loan for acquisition
  • $2 million celebrity licensing agreement for CBD consumer products
  • $2.5 million Convertible Debt financing for cannabis related business
  • $3 million Series A preferred stock financing for specialty food company
  • $3 million acquisition of marijuana cultivation licensee
  • $3 million Series A investment in marijuana manufacturer
  • $3.5 million acquisition of marijuana related business
  • $5 million Equity raise for private fund focused on hemp biomass
  • $5 million Employee Stock Option Plan and stock option grants for ancillary cannabis company
  • $5 million acquisition of marijuana cultivation facility
  • $5 million CBD supply agreement
  • $6 million Series B and Mezzanine Debt facility for software company
  • $8 million acquisition of CBD consumer products company
  • $10 million Joint Venture for industrial hemp extraction operation
  • $10 million IP development and supply agreement for mining company
  • $20 million Joint Venture for industrial hemp extraction operation
  • $20 million Series A Round for growing marijuana and hemp equipment manufacturer
  • $23 million land for stock swap for marijuana cultivator
  • $25 million acquisition of software company
  • $25 million acquisition of trucking company
  • $30 million Series A Round for integrated hemp extraction and CBD brand company
  • $35 million acquisition of assets in Assignment for Benefit of Creditors (ABC) action
  • $35 million acquisition of mining company
  • $40 million Equity raise for plant-touching private fund
  • $50 million Equity raise for private fund focused on senior housing
  • $50 million Equity raise for real estate fund

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