Cozen O’Connor: Müller, Barbara

Barbara Müller

Member

Minneapolis

(612) 260-9052

(612) 260-9080

Barbara’s practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, as well as general corporate and commercial law matters.

She represents her clients in a variety of matters, including acquisitions, joint ventures, the negotiation of supply and distribution agreements, as well as operational issues such as corporate formation, tax reorganizations, business licensing and registration, and compliance.

Barbara holds law degrees in both Germany and the United States making her uniquely qualified to assist U.S. companies entering the German market and German companies expanding to the U.S. market. She was responsible for the acquisitions of German companies by U.S. clients and the related agreements, such as employment and lease agreement. Similarly, Barbara was in charge of acquisitions of U.S. manufacturing companies by German clients. In addition, she has successfully facilitated the resolution of a number of diverse U.S.-German issues her clients faced, such as the enforcement of German judgments in the United States, the defense against temporary restraining orders in the United States or Germany, and the representation of a German client in connection with a federal antitrust investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Barbara graduated from the University in Bonn, Germany, in 1987 and worked as a law clerk in various areas before she finished her German legal education in June 1990 with honors. In Germany, Barbara focused on European legal and business issues. Before she came to Minnesota in 1996, she was chief of the division in the Department of European Affairs in the German state of Hesse.

Since 2016, Barbara also serves as Honorary Consul of Germany for Minnesota, the Dakotas, and three western counties of Wisconsin. 

Experience

News

Cozen O’Connor Advises Eurofins Scientific in $175 Million Acquisition of TestAmerica Environmental Services

October 04, 2018

The Corporate and International practices at Cozen O’Connor represented Eurofins Scientific SE in the acquisition of TestAmerica Environmental Services LLC (TestAmerica) from JSTI Group. The transaction is valued at $175 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018, subject to the fulfillment of regulatory and customary closing conditions.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes Eight New Shareholders

August 20, 2018

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce the promotion of eight members to shareholders: Marc Auberbach, Jonathan Grossman, Aaron Krauss, Daniel J. Luccaro, Barbara Muller, Joseph F. Rich, Nicole Sprinzen, and Paula Zecchini.

Cozen O’Connor Guides Eurofins Scientific in $670 Million Acquisition of Covance Food Solutions

May 04, 2018

The Corporate and International practices at Cozen O’Connor represented Eurofins Scientific SE in the acquisition of Covance Food Solutions from Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp).

Eurofins Scientific Acquires EAG Laboratories for $780 Million

December 05, 2017

The national corporate practice and international practice at Cozen O’Connor represented Eurofins Scientific SE in the acquisition of EAG Laboratories from affiliates of Odyssey Investment Partners. The transaction is valued at $780 million on a cash-free, debt-free basis, and closed on December 1, 2017.

Cozen O’Connor Expands Midwest Presence and International Practice with Addition of Two Transactional Partners in Minneapolis Office

July 18, 2016

Steven Dickinson and Barbara Müller join the firm’s International Practice Group. Their addition to Cozen O’Connor expands the firm’s international offering for U.S. companies investing or operating in other countries as well as international companies investing or operating in the United States.

Publications

U.S. Companies with Foreign Ownership Face Reporting Deadline [International Alert]

March 14, 2018

Barbara Müller discusses the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) requirement that all U.S. entities with 10 percent or more foreign ownership file a mandatory benchmark survey called Form BE-12 by May 31, 2018 (June 30, 2018, if the survey is filed via the BEA’s online system).

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1998
  • Appellate Court in Düsseldorf, Germany, Second Law State Exam, 1990
  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany, First Law State Exam, 1987
  • Minnesota

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County District Bar Association, International Business Law Section and Business Law Section

German-American Law Association

Chief of Division, Department of European Affairs of Hesse, Wiesbaden/Germany, 1993-1996

Assistant to General Secretary, German Section of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions, 1990-1993