John R. Remakel

A shareholder with the firm, John advises private companies and family-owned small businesses and owners on a wide range of transactional, corporate finance and business law matters such as mergers and acquisitions, senior and subordinated debt, entity formation, joint ventures, real estate transactions and leases, employment law matters and commercial supply and manufacturing agreements.

John also leads the firm’s securities law practice and focuses on representing start-up and emerging companies, fund managers, sponsors, developers, investment funds, private equity groups, investment advisers, and institutional and private investors in all aspects of equity and debt fundraisings, private placement offerings, crowdfunding, venture capital, securities law and Investment Adviser Act compliance, fund structure and ongoing operational matters.

John represents clients across a variety of industries and sectors, including manufacturing, technology, residential and commercial real estate, food and hospitality, retail and services, and most recently craft brewing.

Speaking Engagements:

  • “Raising Capital: It Can’t Be That Hard…Right?” panelist, Twin Cities Startup Week, October 2018
  • BDO Restaurant CFO Bootcamp, “Structuring Your Company for Growth,” panelist, Las Vegas, September 2016
  • BDO Restaurant CFO Bootcamp, “Legal Q&A with Dennis Monroe and John Remakel,” panelist, Chicago, October 2015
  • Franchise Business Network, “Funding Sources for Franchisees,” panelist, Golden Valley, MN, April 2015
  • Minnesota Real Estate Journal Retail & Restaurant Summit, “Tapping into the Thriving Craft Brewery Industry – Business and Legal Perspectives,” panel moderator, May 2014
  • Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild Quarterly Meeting, “The Business of Beer,” panelist, April 2014
  • Minnesota State Bar Association CLE, “Fundamentals of Drafting Contracts,” faculty member, April 2013


Areas of Practice

Business Law
Corporate Finance/Mergers and Acquisitions
Legal Services for Craft Brewing Industry


Minnesota State Bar


University of Minnesota, B.A., 2004 with high honors
University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., 2007, summa cum laude


ACG Minnesota
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
American Bar Association
Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

News & Events

MMB’s Craft Brewing Industry Attorneys Discuss Twin Cities Market

John Remakel to Discuss the Recent Trends in Restaurant Transactions

John Remakel Discusses Restaurant Financing at CFO Bootcamp

Monroe Moxness Berg to Present Workshop on 21st Century Funding Options for Restaurants

John Remakel Comments in QSR Magazine on the Recent Increase in Restaurant IPOs

John Remakel and Christopher Mumm Are Elected Monroe Moxness Berg Shareholders

Recent Publications

Two Years in Craft Brewing Business: Interview with Blake Verdon of LTD Brewing Co.

Brew Pub v. Taproom: Which Business Model Is Right for You?

Be Careful What You Broadcast!

Securities Laws FAQ for Craft Breweries and Taprooms

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