Date: January 15, 2007
Contact: Kelly Griffith, Marketing Manager
Phone: (612) 492-7514
For Immediate Release
Fredrikson & Byron Attorney To Receive Hennepin County Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Distinguished Service Award
Minneapolis, MN January 15, 2007 – – Fredrikson & Byron shareholder, Tom Fraser, was chosen to receive the Hennepin County Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Distinguished Service Award. The award recognizes an individual for career-long work on behalf of the community. Fraser will be presented with the award at the Bar Foundation’s fundraiser on Tuesday, March 13 at the Radisson Hotel. Jerry Lane of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid nominated Fraser, stating: "As the ED at the Legal Aid Society for over 25 years, I know how important it is to us and our clients to have people like Tom leading the way within their firms, and within the profession, to make equal access to justice a reality for poor people. People like Tom Fraser make it possible for people like me and my colleagues to do our jobs better. I am proud to call him a colleague and a friend. He is the kind of person who should be held up as an example to everyone of what it means to be a lawyer."
Fredrikson & Byron is a 200-plus attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Iowa, London and Monterrey, Mexico. The firm's primary areas of practice include banking, corporate, employment, franchise, government relations, healthcare, intellectual property, international, litigation, real estate, securities, tax and wind energy. We serve a broad range of clients, including multinational corporations, public companies, privately-held businesses, entrepreneurs, government agencies, and family businesses. Fredrikson & Byron's attorneys also work with individuals on estate planning, family law, and immigration matters. We are the exclusive Minnesota law firm member of the World Services Group, a worldwide network of professional service providers. More information about the firm is available at www.fredlaw.com.