John R. Remakel

A shareholder with the firm, John advises private companies and family-owned businesses and owners, serving as outside general counsel on a wide range of transactional, corporate finance and business law matters such as mergers and acquisitions, senior and mezzanine debt, entity formation and corporate structures, joint ventures, commercial agreements and franchise-related matters.

John also leads the firm’s securities law practice and focuses on representing emerging companies and concepts, private equity groups and private investors in all aspects of equity and convertible debt fundraisings, private placement offerings, crowdfunding, venture capital and securities law compliance.

John represents clients across a variety of industries and sectors, including manufacturing, restaurants, food and beverage, automotive aftermarket, multi-unit retail, higher education, technology and real estate.

Speaking Engagements:

  • “What Is Going to Happen to My Favorite Restaurant?” panelist, the Minnesota chapter of the Turnaround Management Association webinar, June 2020
  • “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

Area of Practice

Business Law
Corporate Finance / M&A
Legal Services for Craft Brewing Industry


Minnesota State Bar


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


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

News & Events

MMB Attorneys Named 2023 Franchise Times “Legal Eagles”

John Remakel and Marcus Urlaub’s Article for The Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota Explores How Philanthropy Might Fit into a Business Sale

MMB’s Craft Brewing Industry Attorneys Discuss Twin Cities Market

Recent Publications

John Remakel Discusses Growing Trend of Materiality Scrapes in M&A Transactions in Article for Finance & Commerce M&A Monthly Column

John Remakel Discusses Non-Competes in M&A Transactions; Provides Developments and Reminders in Article for Finance and Commerce’s M&A Monthly Column

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