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USA Chambers 2016 - Fredrikson & Byron Top 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 25 individual attorneys in its 2016 edition, released today.

"Their attention to detail, ability to put our interests first and lead us down the proper path, and the overall professionalism of the attorneys are the reasons we use this group," a firm client told Chambers USA researchers.

Making their debut in the 2016 individual rankings are attorneys Robert D. Aronson (Nationwide/Immigration) and John G. Patterson (Minnesota/Construction).

While previously ranked in Chambers USA, this year Richard A. Ross ranked in the Senior Statesmen band for Labor & Employment in Minnesota.

Chambers ranked Fredrikson & Byron in the following practice areas:

Minnesota office:
Construction (Firm Band 3)
Corporate/M&A (Firm Band 2)
Labor & Employment (Firm Band 2)
Litigation: General Commercial (Firm Band 3)
Real Estate (Firm Band 2)

Fredrikson’s Intellectual Property Group was noted as a Recognized Practitioner in Minnesota. A Recognized Practitioner handles notable matters or received some recommendations during the course of Chambers’ research.

North Dakota office:
Corporate/Commercial (Firm Band 1)
Labor & Employment (Firm Band 2)
Litigation: General Commercial (Firm Band 2)

Chambers ranked the following Fredrikson & Byron attorney nationwide:
Robert D. Aronson (Immigration)

Chambers ranked the following Fredrikson & Byron attorneys in Minnesota:
Frank B. Bennett (Corporate/M&A)
Robert C. Boisvert (Labor & Employment)
Terrence J. Fleming (Litigation; General Commercial)
Lora Friedemann (Intellectual Property)
Thomas W. Garton (Corporate/M&A)
Gregory E. Karpenko (Litigation: General Commercial)
Sean P. Kearney (Corporate/M&A)
John M. Koneck (Real Estate)
Mary M. Krakow (Labor & Employment)
John G. Patterson (Construction)
Anne M. Radolinski (Labor & Employment)
Mary S. Ranum (Real Estate)
Melodie R. Rose (Corporate/M&A)
Richard A. Ross (Senior Statesmen - Labor & Employment)
Karen G. Schanfield (Labor & Employment)
Todd A. Wind (Antitrust; Litigation: General Commercial)

Chambers also ranked the following Fredrikson & Byron attorneys in Iowa:
Bridget R. Penick (Labor & Employment; Labor & Employment: Immigration)
J. Marc Ward (Corporate/M&A)

Chambers also ranked the following Fredrikson & Byron attorneys in North Dakota:
Kristy L. Albrecht (Labor & Employment)
Lawrence Bender (Litigation: Energy & Natural Resource)
Wayne W. Carlson (Corporate/Commercial)
Benjamin J. Hasbrouck (Up and Coming - Litigation: General Commercial)
Michael S. Raum (Corporate/Commercial)
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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