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USA Chambers 2017 - 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 nine Fredrikson & Byron practice areas and 24 individual attorneys in its 2017 edition, released today.

"The quality of the work has been on par with larger, nationally focused firms but with the added benefit of lawyers familiar with the nuances of local practice," a firm client told Chambers USA researchers.

Making her debut in the 2017 individual rankings is attorney Aubrey J. Zuger who ranked as Up and Coming in the North Dakota categories for Labor & Employment and Litigation: General Commercial.

This year, Chambers USA added the firm’s Minnesota Intellectual Property practice area to its rankings. The firm’s North Dakota Labor & Employment practice area moved up to Firm Band 1 position.

Chambers ranked Fredrikson & Byron in the following practice areas:

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

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

Chambers ranked Robert D. Aronson in the Nationwide category for 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)
Gregory E. Karpenko (Litigation: General Commercial)
Sean P. Kearney (Corporate/M&A)
John M. Koneck (Real Estate)
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 ranked the following Fredrikson & Byron attorneys in Iowa:
Bridget R. Penick (Labor & Employment; Labor & Employment: Immigration)
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 Resources)
Wayne W. Carlson (Corporate/Commercial)
Benjamin J. Hasbrouck (Litigation: General Commercial)
Michael S. Raum (Corporate/Commercial)
Todd E. Zimmerman (Litigation: General Commercial)
Aubrey J. Zuger (Up and Coming - Labor & Employment; Up and Coming - 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 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, 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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