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Fredrikson & Byron attorneys Kenneth S. Levinson and Lynn S. Linné were honored by the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Tax Law Section at the Annual Judges Conference on June 6, 2019, in Minneapolis.

Levinson, a member of the 2018-2019 Section Council, was recognized with the 2019 Jack Carlson Memorial Distinguished Service Award, applauding his accomplishments and contributions to the tax community over his many years of practice. The MSBA Tax Section began awarding the Distinguished Service Award in 1991 to honor lawyers who exemplify extraordinary tax competence, professionalism and contributions to the tax community.

Levinson is a member of Fredrikson’s Business & Tax Planning and Tax Disputes & Litigation Groups. He focuses on worldwide tax planning, transaction structuring and a number of tax issues related to mergers & acquisitions, licensing, employee relocation and international franchising. He has extensive experience dealing with compliance for all federal, state and foreign taxes, expatriate tax issues, audits, appeals proceedings, controversy management, negotiation and litigation, foreign bank account reporting and voluntary disclosures. Levinson helps clients with insurance matters including strategic design, tax structuring and implementation of captive insurance companies, advising on insurance programs, analysis of domiciles, loss prevention, managing and negotiating claims, and assessing broker RFPs. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, teaching the international tax course every fall, and he provides pro bono legal services to several organizations.

Linné was recognized for her leadership, commitment and service as outgoing MSBA Tax Section Council Chair. Linné served as Vice-Chair in 2017 before her appointment as Chair in 2018.

Linné represents clients in all types of state and local tax disputes as a member of Fredrikson’s Tax Disputes & Litigation Group. She assists clients in resolving disputes relating to property tax assessments, property classification and/or exemption status, corporate income and franchise tax, individual income tax, and sales and use tax.

The Minnesota State Bar Association Tax Law Section monitors developments in tax law and its administration and to exchange ideas and information among tax practitioners. For more information on MSBA Tax Law Section, visit

Fredrikson & Byron is a 290-attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Mankato, St. Paul, Saltillo, 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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