Date: December 15, 2011
Contact: Kelly Griffith, Marketing Manager
Phone: (612) 492-7514
For Immediate Release
Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Recognized by
Minnesota Lawyer as Attorneys of the Year
Minneapolis, MN December 15, 2011 – – Thomas Fraser, Kimberly Lowe, and Kevin Riach will be recognized by Minnesota Lawyer at an upcoming event for their professional achievements. Fraser, along with legal colleague Mike Unger, will be honored with the Outstanding Service to the Profession award for their dedication and commitment to the Minnesota legal community through Call for Justice. Fraser and Unger spearheaded the creation of Call for Justice, a joint project of the Hennepin and Ramsey Bar Foundations, numerous law firms, private foundations, and United Way’s 211 program, to provide a hotline, referral services and brief legal advice for the disadvantaged. Lowe and Riach will be recognized by Minnesota Lawyer as Attorneys of the Year 2011. Honorees were chosen based on their leadership in the profession, involvement in newsworthy events or cases, excellence in corporate or transactional services, and public service. All 2011 honorees will be recognized on February 23, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis and in a special edition of Minnesota Lawyer.
Tom Fraser has over 30 years of experience practicing in corporate and commercial litigation in both federal and state courts. Fraser’s complex litigation practice includes shareholder and partnership disputes, business valuation cases, class actions, securities claims, antitrust, insurance coverage, and health law disputes.
Fraser has lectured on trial practice, shareholder disputes, corporate investigations, D&O liability, evidence, ADR, Rule 11, and the death penalty. He has arbitrated and mediated over 500 cases as a neutral. He has been appointed a special master, referee, receiver, arbitrator and mediator by federal and state courts. Fraser is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the College of Commercial Arbitrators, and the International Academy of Mediators, and is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America.”
Kimberly Lowe is a shareholder in Fredrikson & Byron’s Corporate, Securities, and Nonprofit Groups. She advises private and public companies and partnerships, nonprofit organizations and cooperatives on general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, SEC and IRS compliance, joint ventures, complex reorganizations, and corporate governance. Lowe works with entrepreneurs, multi-generation families, executive management, shareholders, and investors on transactions involving all aspects of the business life cycle including formation, capital raising, joint ventures, reorganizations, and exits.
Lowe also works with charities, foundations, churches, educational organizations and trade associations in all aspects of the nonprofit business life cycle including entity selection, formation, obtaining and maintaining tax-exemption, bank and bond financing, joint ventures, reorganizations, mergers and dissolutions.
Kevin Riach is an associate in Fredrikson & Byron’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense and Litigation Groups. He represents clients in civil, regulatory, and white collar criminal matters.
Fredrikson & Byron is a 240 attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Monterrey, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. We’ve built a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet” by bringing business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to our work with clients, and by operating as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. The firm’s primary areas of practice include advertising, banking, corporate, corporate governance, employment and labor, energy and renewable energy, government relations, healthcare, intellectual property, international, life sciences, litigation, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, securities, and tax. 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.