Kim A. Severson, Dorsey & Whitney Foundation

TITLE: Chair of the Board

FUNDING AREAS: Access to the legal system, cultural programs

CONTACT: (612) 340-2844

PROFILE: Kim Severson is chair of the board for the Dorsey & Whitney Foundation. The board is responsible for selecting the foundation's grantees. Her bio on the law firm's website reads:

Kim A. Severson, a partner in Dorsey & Whitney's Minneapolis office, is a member of the tax practice group. Ms. Severson specializes in the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions of both public and private companies, including taxable and tax-free reorganizations and related issues such as executive compensation and parachute payments. Ms. Severson also represents clients in the tax aspects of corporate restructurings, debt and equity offerings, structured finance and securitizations, and regularly provides tax planning advice to closely-held businesses and tax-exempt entities.

Severson is also a board member for the Schubert Club and Graywolf Press. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California, and the Minnesota Bar Association, Tax Section.