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Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. Chambers Ranked

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a leading annual legal guide identifying the top attorneys and law firms in the U.S., ranked eight Fredrikson & Byron practice areas and 19 individual attorneys in its 2014 edition, released today.

“This law firm has an exceptionally strong set of partners who are diligent, steadfast and thorough, and understand our interests. The partners are responsive and always prepared to discuss my business,” a firm client told Chambers USA researchers.

This year, debuting in the Firm Band 2 position, Chambers USA added the firm’s Minnesota Construction practice area to its rankings. Attorneys Lora Friedemann (Minnesota Intellectual Property), Benjamin J. Hasbrouck (North Dakota Litigation) and Joseph G. Springer (Minnesota Construction) are also newly ranked.

Chambers ranked Fredrikson & Byron in the following practice areas:

Minnesota office:

Construction (Firm Band 2)

Corporate/M&A (Firm Band 2)

Labor & Employment (Firm Band 2)

Litigation: General Commercial (Firm Band 3)

Real Estate (Firm Band 2)

North Dakota office:

Corporate/Commercial (Firm Band 2)

Labor & Employment (Firm Band 2)

Litigation: General Commercial (Firm Band 2)

Chambers ranked the following Fredrikson & Byron attorneys in Minnesota:

Robert C. Boisvert (Labor & Employment)

Lora Friedemann (Intellectual Property)

Thomas W. Garton (Corporate/M&A)

Gregory E. Karpenko (Litigation)

Sean P. Kearney (Corporate/M&A)

John M. Koneck (Real Estate)

Anne M. Radolinski (Labor & Employment)

Mary S. Ranum (Real Estate)

Melodie R. Rose (Corporate/M&A)

Richard A. Ross (Labor & Employment)

Karen G. Schanfield (Labor & Employment)

Joseph G. Springer (Construction)

Todd A. Wind (Litigation)

Chambers ranked the following Fredrikson & Byron attorneys in Iowa:

Bridget R. Penick (Labor & Employment)

J. Marc Ward (Corporate/M&A)

Chambers ranked the following Fredrikson & Byron attorneys in North Dakota:

Kristy L. Albrecht (Labor & Employment)

Lawrence Bender (Litigation: Energy & Natural Resource)

Benjamin J. Hasbrouck (Up and Coming)

Todd E. Zimmerman (Litigation: General Commercial)

Rankings are based on recommendations resulting from in-depth Chambers interviews with local clients and attorneys. The criteria is based on technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities valued most by clients. The rankings for law firms and individual attorneys are in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best.

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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