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Fredrikson attorneys Frank B. Bennett and Sean P. Kearney are featured in “Spotlight on 10 most Influential Corporate/M&A Lawyers in Minnesota’s Landscape” by Business Today. The article showcases 10 Minnesota-based Corporate/M&A lawyers who consistently demonstrate exceptional skills and dedication to serving their clients’ needs, proving how crucial their roles are in the corporate world.

Bennett has closed hundreds of transactions and has acted as outside general counsel to countless businesses for more than 35 years. He advises private equity sponsors, as well public and private clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, corporate finance, venture finance and general corporate law. Bennett represents a variety of U.S. and international private equity groups as well as strategic buyers, sellers, investors, financial advisors, management, and minority shareholders in leveraged and management buyouts, corporate restructurings and related transactions. Among the industries covered in these transactions are software and technology, nutraceutical and supplements, food processing and production, plastics and packaging, manufacturing, printing, investment banking, transportation, distribution and sales, and financial services. Bennett currently serves as co-chair of Fredrikson’s Private Equity Group and is also continuously recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, earning top ranking in Corporate/M&A.

Kearney has served as lead counsel on hundreds of merger and acquisition transactions in a wide variety of industries. His practice primarily focuses on representing private equity funds, strategic buyers, entrepreneurial sellers, and management teams on mergers and acquisitions transactions. He currently serves as co-chair of Fredrikson’s Private Equity Group and is the past co-chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. In addition to his mergers and acquisitions practice, Kearney often serves as outside general counsel to privately held entities and provides advice over their life cycle from formation to capital raising, to joint ventures and exit. Kearney is consistently recognized as a market leading M&A lawyer in Minnesota with a top ranking in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and other similar recognition by BTI Client Service All-Stars, Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America.

Fredrikson & Byron is a leading Midwest law firm working collaboratively to help businesses achieve their goals regionally, nationally and globally. With 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. The firm’s 350+ attorneys are based in Minneapolis, with offices in Ames, Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Madison, Mankato, St. Paul, Saltillo, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Learn more at, LinkedIn or @FredriksonLaw.

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