Jennifer Schoats Flack


Jennifer is a Shareholder in the Firm’s Corporate and Securities practice group.  Jennifer’s practice is concentrated in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and general business transactions and relationships. Jennifer has extensive experience in representing privately held companies and non-profit organizations, in negotiating and closing complex transactions domestically, internationally and multi-nationally, and in leading and coordinating multi-national teams of professionals.

Jennifer is a cum laude graduate of the Hamline University School of Law, where she was awarded the Silver Gavel Award for graduating in the top 5% of her class, and was a member of Hamline’s Law Review.  Jennifer was the first African American to serve as a law clerk for the Minnesota Supreme Court, clerking for the Honorable Rosalie Wahl.  Jennifer received her undergraduate degree,  Phi Beta Kappa, from Langston University in Oklahoma.

In addition to practicing law, Jennifer is dedicated to educational and humanitarian causes.  Among other causes, Governor Jennifer Granholm first appointed Jennifer to the Michigan Statewide Independent Living Council and the Michigan State Board of Residential Builders and Maintenance and Alterations Contractors, in 2004 and 2005, respectively, and reappointed her to the Residential Builders Board in 2008.  From 1998 to 2011, Jennifer served as a member of the Board of Trustees and, subsequently, the Executive Committee, of the American Council of Young Political Leaders, a non-profit organization funded, in part, by the United States Department of State, whose objective is to foster positive relationships among political leaders around the world.  After serving as counsel to the organization, in 2011,  Jennifer was elected as a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks, an organization comprised primarily of members of the health care and medical scientific communities, who are dedicated to improving the quality of care and the health and life expectancy of ethnic minorities and eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities in cardiovascular disease.

Jennifer is a member of the Michigan, North Carolina and Minnesota state bars.