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Fredrikson & Byron attorney Mary S. Ranum was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) on April 9, 2015. Ranum was selected by her peers for her outstanding legal ability, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law.

Ranum represents a wide range of clients on acquisitions and developments, financings and leasing. She is known for maintaining strong relationships with clients and bringing together the appropriate team to meet the needs of each client. Ranum is a certified Real Property Law Specialist and has been elected to the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. She has been a member of the Real Estate and Bank & Finance Groups at Fredrikson & Byron since 1984, and is currently chair of the firm’s Board of Directors. Ranum works with a broad range of clients including lending institutions, major retailers, health care providers and real estate developers on acquisitions, financings and leasing. She represents nonprofit borrowers in connection with tax-exempt bond financing, including educational institutions and health care organizations. Ranum has significant experience with high volume real estate clients. For many years, she has served as Minnesota counsel to a publicly-traded national homebuilder/developer. In that capacity, she directs a team of lawyers and paralegals in a full range of real estate law services. Ranum also regularly represents a publicly-traded national restaurant company in connection with the leasing and development of its corporate-owned restaurants throughout the country.

Fredrikson & Byron is a 275-attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, St. Paul, Monterrey, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Fredrikson & Byron has a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet”. Our attorneys bring business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to work with clients, and operate as business advisors and strategic partners, as well as legal counselors. More information about the firm is available at Follow us on LinkedIn and on Twitter @FredriksonLaw.

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