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Fredrikson & Byron has elected six new shareholders: Jeremy P. Duehr, Youn-Jin Kim, Nicholas J. Monson, Andrew J. Neumann, Patrick J. Seul and David G. Waytz.

Jeremy P. Duehr works in the Minneapolis office and is a member of the Energy, Real Estate and Environmental Law Groups. Duehr counsels clients through the full life cycle of a project from acquisition, permitting and construction to operation, leasing, financing or re-sale thereby providing the continuity and comprehensive services his clients require for the success of their projects. His broad expertise in regulatory, real estate, land use, construction and environmental aspects of transmission, energy and traditional land development projects provides critical continuity and insight into the multifaceted issues that are typical in energy and land development projects.

Youn-Jin Kim works in the Minneapolis office and is a member of the Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities Groups. Kim’s practice focuses on private equity mergers and acquisitions, strategic mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and exit transactions for private growth companies and other private capital investments. He has represented national and regional private equity firms, strategic buyers, venture-backed growth companies, domestic and foreign venture capital firms, and public companies in transactions in values ranging from several billion to several million dollars.

Nicholas J. Monson works in the Minneapolis office and is a member of the Real Estate, Private Equity and Investment Management Groups. Monson helps clients navigate a broad array of real estate matters, including commercial finance transactions, acquisitions, dispositions, lease negotiations and capital markets transactions. He regularly represents institutional lenders, borrowers, private equity funds, corporate entities, landlords, tenants, developers and private individuals in commercial real estate and finance transactions. Monson works with clients throughout all stages of the commercial real estate life cycle on a national basis, in addition to regularly providing local counsel services.

Andrew J. Neumann works in the Bismarck office and is a member of the Energy, Oil & Gas and Real Estate Groups. Neumann assists clients by preparing drilling, division order and acquisition title opinions covering fee, state, Indian and federal lands. He has expertise in title examination of lands within the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation located in Western North Dakota and lands covered by leases issued pursuant to the Indian Mineral Development Act of 1982. In addition to title examination, his practice also includes advising clients on how best to satisfy title requirements, as well as drafting any necessary curative documents.

Patrick J. Seul works in the Minneapolis office and is a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Private Investment Fund Services Groups. Seul provides business-driven operational, transactional and compliance solutions to clients in a variety of organizational structures and industries, including private equity sponsors and platform companies, REITs and other real estate funds, financial institutions, manufacturing, life sciences, healthcare and gaming. His client activities cover a broad range of matters such as entity selection and capital structure design, mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases and dispositions, co-investments and minority interest investments.

David G. Waytz works in the Minneapolis office and is a member of the Employment & Labor, Litigation and Trade Secrets Groups. Waytz is a skilled advice lawyer and litigator who counsels employers on tough employment issues and works with businesses to prevent trade secret theft and unfair competition. He helps employers manage risk and works to ensure that his clients stay on top of the rapidly changing employment law landscape. As a litigator, Waytz handles non-complete and trade secret cases, as well as discrimination, whistleblower, and wage and hour lawsuits.

Fredrikson & Byron is a 275-attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, 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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