International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Richard
(Dick) Manner has joined as Of Counsel in the Firm's Finance and
Restructuring Practice Group in the Denver office.
Dorsey & Whitney expands its Finance & Restructuring Practice with Farm Credit System veteran Richard Manner. (Photo: Dorsey & Whitney LLP)
Mr. Manner has spent his entire career within the Farm Credit System
(FCS). For the past 15 years, he has been with CoBank, ACB and its
subsidiaries Farm Credit Leasing Services Corporation and CoBank, FCB.
He was most recently Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
of Farm Credit Leasing and Senior Corporate Attorney and Assistant
Corporate Secretary of CoBank.
Mr. Manner brings extensive knowledge of the FCS as a whole, including
its legal structure and authorities under the FarmCredit Act of 1971,
regulations of the Farm Credit Administration, organizational structure,
and eligibility rules, as well as all types of transactional matters
(with particular focus on secured lending and leasing). He has practiced
in the industries that the FCS finances, especially with respect to
agricultural production, cooperatives, agribusiness and rural energy and
"Dick has tremendous Farm Credit System knowledge and experience," said
Dorsey Managing Partner Ken Cutler. "He will expand our capacity in
representing cooperatives with his experience in this area involving
lending and leasing transactions and enhance the Firm's already strong
industry focuses in banking and food and agriculture."
Mr. Manner received his JD degree from Western New England University
School of Law. He served on the American Bar Association task force
formed to recommend amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code on
agriculture and agribusiness for the 2001 Article 9 revisions. He was a
member of the Colorado Secretary of State's workgroup on farm product
and UCC filings.
Mr. Manner noted, "This is an excellent opportunity for me and I look
forward to bringing my FCS background and expertise to Dorsey's strong
Firm-wide practices serving the banking, cooperatives and the food and
agriculture industry more generally. It will enable me and my Dorsey
colleagues to serve more of our clients' finance and leasing needs more
About Dorsey & Whitney LLPClients have relied on Dorsey
since 1912 as a valued business partner. With locations across the
United States and in Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, Dorsey
provides an integrated, proactive approach to its clients' legal and
business needs. Dorsey represents a number of the world's most
successful companies from a wide range of industries, including leaders
in the financial services, life sciences, technology, agribusiness and
energy sectors, as well as major non-profit and government entities.
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