McNeil, Mark S.
Leading Lindquist & Vennum’s international practice, Mark McNeil advises businesses in the fields of international transactions and structures. Transactions include licenses, sales, leases, purchases, franchises and the relevant government regulations. Structural options are branch offices, subsidiaries, joint ventures, agency relationship, and distributorships. Mr. McNeil also works with clients from abroad who wish to establish business in or with any part of the United States.
Mr. McNeil spent seven years on the legal staff of Medtronic, Inc., and ten years with Cray Research Inc., where he worked in international licensing, distribution, sales, leases, and corporate structures. He has negotiated contracts with parties in Japan, Korea, China, Western Europe, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, and the Pacific Rim. He speaks and reads German and French, has negotiated in Japanese, and has a working knowledge of Spanish and Italian.
Mr. McNeil is a member of the International Bar Association and the president of the German-American Chamber of Commerce. He is past president of the Minnesota World Trade Association and past director of the Minnesota World Trade Conference, a past board member of the French-American Chamber of Commerce, and past board member of the Midwest Asia Center. He is also past chair and current council member of the International Business Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association and a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Mr. McNeil has been an adjunct faculty member of the William Mitchell College of Law, 1986-1987, 1987-1988 (International Business Transactions), and the University of St. Thomas, Master of International Management Program, 1997 and 1999 (taught International business law in Taiwan).
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Kyoto University, Japan (researcher)
Duke University (A.B., cum laude
U.S. Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth District
State Bar Association of California
U.S. Federal District Court of the Northern District of California
State Bar Association of Minnesota
U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota Federal CourtsPractice Area
• International Law, including Commercial Law and Intellectual Property Law