Date: April 9, 2008
Contact: Kelly Griffith, Marketing Manager
Phone: (612) 492-7514
For Immediate Release
Fredrikson & Byron Hires Robin Gibson to Facilitate Business Development Initiative
Minneapolis, MN April 9, 2008 – – The Minneapolis law firm of Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. has hired Robert “Robin” Gibson to work with firm management and practice leaders to develop strategies to expand existing relationships and foster new business opportunities.
Gibson has more than 30 years of leadership experience in investment banking and wealth management organizations, including past roles as Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets, Head of Institutional Sales at Piper Jaffray, and Partner and Managing Director at Wessels, Arnold & Henderson. Most recently, Gibson was partner and co-founder of Meristem, LLP, a Twin Cities wealth management firm, which grew to over $1.5 billion in assets under management during Robin’s tenure.
Fredrikson & Byron’s decision to create a role focused on business development builds upon the firm’s long-established focus on forming strong relationships with clients and referral sources. “As the firm ‘where law and business meet,’ we continually seek better ways to meet the changing needs of our clients,” stated firm president John Koneck. “Creating a role dedicated to client development and service will enable us to be proactive in serving our clients and will help us grow the firm’s business in strategic areas. We are thrilled to have Robin join us -- his proven business development skills and real-world business leadership experience will be an asset to this initiative.”
Fredrikson & Byron is a 225-plus attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, London, Monterrey, Mexico, and Shanghai. The firm’s primary areas of practice include banking, corporate, employment, franchise, government relations, healthcare, intellectual property, international, litigation, real estate, securities, tax and 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.