Lane Alton Horst, LLC.
University of Michigan
Teri Rasmussen has helped guide clients in making legally informed business decisions for more than twenty years. Her pragmatic strategic thinking has enabled her to provide strong practical counsel and advice to businesses and their owners facing a variety of challenges and legal concerns. As a Partner at Columbus-based Lane, Alton & Horst, LLC where she serves as Chair of the Business Law Practice Group, Teri focuses on enhancing the law firm’s transactional business, corporate, commercial, employment, and real estate law practices. She concentrates her own practice on matters such as business acquisitions, mergers, and sales; business formation; debt and equity financing; contract review and negotiation; creditors’ rights; loan documentation; commercial collections; relations among business owners; business insolvency and bankruptcy; commercial litigation; real estate purchase and leasing; and other general business, commercial, corporate and real estate law issues. To learn more about what Teri can do for clients in these areas, visit this summary of Practice Areas, or read About This Blog and My Approach to Lawyering. You might also be interested in reading her post on this blog about Why Every Client Should Want an Attorney Who Blawgs.Within Lane, Alton & Horst, LLC, Teri has been an innovator and a force for change. She spearheaded the creation of Practice Groups within the firm, is responsible for the renovation and ongoing enhancement of the law firm’s website, and plays an important role in shaping the law firm’s continuing business development efforts.Teri received her J.D. legal degree cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School where she was a member of the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform Editorial Board, as well as serving as a research assistant to Prof. James J. White, a well recognized authority on the Uniform Commercial Code. She is admitted to practice before the courts of all Ohio state and federal courts (including bankruptcy court), as well as before the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Throughout her career, Teri has been actively engaged in the leadership of numerous professional and business organizations. She is a Past Chair of the Columbus Bar Association Financial Institutions Committee and of the Ohio State Bar Association Banking, Commercial, and Bankruptcy Law Committee. Currently Teri has been appointed to the membership of the Ohio State Bar Association Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct Committee. She was also a cofounder of Women for Economic and Leadership Development (WELD) and served on its Board of Directors for many years.Teri has also made strong contributions through her involvement in various other civic and community organizations. She is an alumna of Leadership Columbus’s FOCUS Columbus program and of Leadership Dublin. In addition, Teri is a Past President of the Columbus Chapter of Executive Women’s Golf Association and served on the Board of Governors for Leatherlips Yacht Club for several years. She has also served on the Board of Directors for CATCO (aka Contemporary American Theatre Company) while it transitioned to Equity status and for the Central Ohio Chapter of the American Leukemia Society.