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Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. received a top three national ranking in the American Banker’s annual listing of Top Lead Legal Advisers in Domestic Bank and Thrift Merger Deals for the first half of 2014. Fredrikson is among firms ranked third in the country for Top Lead Legal Advisers by number of deals completed in the first half of 2014.

Karen Grandstrand, chair of Fredrikson & Byron’s Bank & Finance Group, said, “This ranking as a national deal leader is a significant achievement, and validates the sophisticated level of expertise that Fredrikson & Byron offers to our bank and financial institution clients in deal transactions.”

Fredrikson & Byron’s Bank & Finance Group is well positioned to help our clients evaluate and respond to the challenges and opportunities facing banks and other financial services providers in the current environment. Our team spans more than five decades of experience in regulatory and enforcement matters, mergers and acquisitions, finance, corporate and securities, governance, tax, estate planning, real estate, bankruptcy, employment law, compensation and benefits, and litigation. With an in-depth knowledge of the techniques and issues involved in mergers and acquisitions, including related regulatory and tax considerations, we have worked with clients organizing and chartering new institutions, determining appropriate charter types, forming financial holding companies and bank holding companies, and establishing branches. Additionally, we have helped them start and expand insurance, broker/dealer, trust, and other financial services activities.

For more information about the Top Lead Legal Advisers rankings, click here (registration required).

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