Kim Lowe

Kim Lowe

Attorney Business & Social Enterprises
In her role as a Senior Business Attorney, Kim partners with entrepreneurs, executive management, boards of directors, multi-generational families, shareholders, and investors on all aspects of the business life cycle.
612 584 3403 klowe@jux.law https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimberly-lowe-3628849

Primary Practice Areas

  • Nonprofit & Social Enterprise
  • Start Up & Emerging Businesses
  • Cooperatives & Democratic Business Models
  • Business & Tax Planning
  • Securities

Education

  • J.D., Boston College Law School
  • B.A., summa cum laude, English & Economics, University of Detroit-Mercy

Admissions & Licenses

  • Minnesota State Bar

Awards

  • Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2011, 2014 (Circle of Excellence)
  • The (REAL) Power 50 Award, Minnesota Business Magazine, 2014
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, North Star Lawyer, 2012-2015
    BestPrep, Volunteer of the Year Award, 2006
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation, Outstanding Service Award, 2006

Pro Bono, Civic & Charitable Activities

  • Growth and Justice, Board of Directors, Chair
  • BestPrep, Board of Directors (2008-2013)
  • YWCA of Minneapolis, Board of Directors (2005-2010)
  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, Corporate Secretary (2005-2015)
  • Volunteer Legal Network, Board of Directors (2014-2015)
  • Girl Scouts River Valleys Women of Distinction 2014 Steering Committee member, Co-Chair Sponsorship Committee
  • Hamline University School of Business – Master in Nonprofit Management Program, Law of Nonprofit Organizations, Adjunct Professor (2011)
  • Hamline University School of Law – Small Business and Non-Profit Clinic; Law of Nonprofit Organizations, Adjunct Professor (2004-2015)
  • College of St. Catherine – Business Law, Adjunct Professor (2005-present)

Recent Posts

Professional Associations

  • Uniform Law Commission (ULC), Commissioner (2016)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, President (2015-2016), Board of Directors (2011-present)
  • Finance and Planning Committee Chair (2013-2014) & Member (2009-present)
  • Hennepin County Bar Foundation, Board of Directors (2012-present)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association – Business Law Section, Executive Council Member (2015-present), Nonprofit Organizations Committee Member, Chapter 302A Drafting Committee Member,Chair – Beneficial Corporation Drafting Committee (2012-present), Legal Education Task Force Member (2014-2015), Chair Subcommittee – State of Legal Education
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Assembly Member (2013-2016)
  • ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, Liaison
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section Council, Pro Bono Committee – Chair (September 2015-present), Nonprofit Organizations Committee – Leadership Member, Governance of Nonprofit Organizations Subcommittee – Co-Chair, Social Enterprise and Social Benefit Entities Joint Subcommittee – Co-Chair

Publications & Media Recognition

  • Editor, Minnesota CLE’s Corporations Deskbook 1st Edition, Updated January 2016
  • “Business Law Pro Bono: How Business Law Lawyers Contribute to Economic Justice,” ABA Center for Pro Bono Exchange Blog, July 8, 2015
  • “The Final Season of Parks And Recreation: An Argument for Benefit Corporations,” co-written with Matthew Norris, Growth & Justice Blog, February 27, 2015
  • “Are Public Benefit Corporations a New Model for For-Profit Colleges?,” co-written with Matthew Norris, Growth & Justice Blog, January 26, 2015
  • “The State of Social Enterprise as it Relates to Legal Considerations,” Minnesota Business Magazine, October 9, 2014
  • Quoted in “No Single Path,” by Sarah Lutman, Twin Cities Business, June 20, 2014
  • “Minnesota Should Enact Public Benefit Corporations,” StarTribune, co-written with Jeffrey Ochs, Founder of Cornerstone Stories, a Minnesota social business, and a board member of Social Enterprise Alliance-Twin Cities, February 7, 2014
  • “Nonprofit Revitalization Act Impacts New York Nonprofits and Organizations Registered to Solicit Contributions in the State,” ABA Nonprofit Organizations Committee Newsletter, Fourth Quarter 2013, co-written with Matthew Norris, J.D. Candidate, 2014, University of Minnesota Law School

Seminars & Presentations

  • “ABA Business Law Section 2016 Spring Meeting – Pro Bono Committee Breakfast April 8, 2016,”Business Law Today, April 2016
  • Presenter, “Social Enterprise: B Corps and Benefit Corporations,” 2016 American Bar Association Business Law Section Meeting, Montreal, Canada, April 7, 2016
  • Presenter, “Types of Nonprofit Boards.” HCBA’s 2016 Leaders Impacting the Nonprofit Community (LINC) CLE, February 25, 2016
  • Moderator, “Hot Topics in Business Law: M & A in the Nonprofit World,” Hamline University School of Law, November 6, 2015
  • Dialogue (Spring-Summer 2015, Vol.18, No.2)
  • Panelist, “Practicing Good Nonprofit Governance & Steps to Becoming a Nonprofit,” Sister Cities International 2015 – 59th Annual Conference, July 17, 2015
  • Mentor Participant, “Shape Your Story:  Women’s Mentorship Event,” presented by the Minnesota Global Shapers, in partnership with the Minnesota Cup, sponsored by the Bush Foundation, April 11, 2015
  • Panelist, “Hamline Women’s Legal Caucus Panel of Women Lawyers,” Hamline University School of Law, April 2, 2015
  • Presenter, Core Business Concepts: Entrepreneurs and Experts Share Tips on Creating and Growing A Successful Social Enterprise, Panelist, MN Cup Event, Social Entrepreneurship Series, supported by Carlson and Bush Foundation, March 24, 2015
  • Presenter, Caux Roundtable Event on Benefit Corporations, Presenter, University Club, St. Paul, March 10, 2015
  • Presenter, Business Formation Process, Presenter, Business Law Series:  Corporations & LLCs Deskbook, Minnesota CLE Live Webcast, Minneapolis, February 20, 2015
  • Presenter, Benefit Corporations & Cooperatives, co-Presenter with John Kreitler, Agri-Mark Dairy Cooperative, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives 86th Annual Meeting, San Diego, LTA Conference, February 13, 2015
  • Presenter, Purchase and Sale of a Business – Drafting the Purchase Agreement, Presenter, Minnesota CLE, February 5, 2015
  • Presenter, Is the Public Benefit Corporation Right for Your Business?, Presenter, Women’s Business Matters Seminar, Counsel for Women, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Minneapolis, January 27, 2015
  • Presenter, “Selecting and Forming Corporate Entities,” New Lawyer Experience, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, 2009-2015
  • Presenter, The 6th Annual Fowler Business Concept Challenge, Judge, University of St. Thomas, November 21, 2014
  • Faculty Planner and Committee Member, “The Minnesota Closely Held Business Conference: Highlights of the New Minnesota Public Benefit Corporation Act” – Snapshot Presentation; “The New LLC Statute: What Now?” (Moderator), Minnesota CLE, October 21, 2014
  • Chair, Faculty & Moderator, “Understanding & Using Minnesota’s New Public Benefit Corporation Act,” Minnesota CLE, August 28, 2014
  • Presenter, “The Minnesota Public Benefit Corporation Act,” Minnesota State Bar Association CLE, July 22, 2014