Next Entre Today breakfast program to be held Oct. 24 St. Thomas Newsroom October 23, 2003 Why an advisory board can serve as a key consultative function in growing a businessWho should be represented in the boardHow best to collaborate with board membersPresenters Johnson and Noack are shareholders in the law firm of Briggs and Morgan, based in Minneapolis. Johnson’s primary practice areas are business law and mergers and acquisitions. He has represented public and privately held companies in stock and asset acquisitions. He is a member of the Minnesota and Wisconsin State bar associations and serves on the board of directors of the Minnesota chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law. Noack’s primary practice areas include: emerging companies, mergers and acquisitions, business successions, partnerships, private placements, and business law. He has worked extensively advising business clients in: (1) general corporate, partnership, and tax business structuring matters; (2) mergers and acquisitions; (3) financings; (4) private placements; and (5) planning and coordinating ownership succession in closely held businesses. Noack is a member of the Hennepin County, Minnesota State, and federal bar associations and received his law degree from Notre Dame School of Law. The cost is $35 per person if preregistered; $45 at the door. Students may attend for $15. Alumni, faculty and staff may attend for $25. To register, call the Morrison Center at (651) 962-4400.