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Roxanne Thorelli, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney Roxanne ThorelliFredrikson & Byron attorney Roxanne N. Thorelli will be awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award by Volunteer Lawyers Network, Ltd. (VLN) at its Riverfront Celebration event on September 9.

VLN will present this award to Thorelli due to her commitment to pro bono, which includes her personal goal of achieving Hennepin County Bar Association’s Centennial Pro Bono Challenge, completing more than 100 hours of pro bono legal service between July 2019 and June 2020. Thorelli completed this challenge by volunteering to provide much-needed legal advice to clients through VLN. Thorelli is dedicated to pro bono work; she advises entrepreneurs and start-ups on a variety of business issues in addition to her work representing clients regarding unemployment benefit appeal matters

As a lawyer in Fredrikson’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Thorelli represents clients with mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, corporate restructuring and general corporate matters. Thorelli represents private and public companies and private equity funds in many types of business transactions, completing key deal aspects such as drafting and negotiating contracts and purchase agreements, managing due diligence, conducting finance offerings and preparing corporate governance documents. She works closely with clients to understand their businesses and to ensure the overall fit and strategy of a transaction.

Established in 1966, Volunteer Lawyers Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit which provides civil legal services to low-income people through volunteer attorneys. VLN’s mission is to protect and promote the basic human needs of people in poverty through the power of legal volunteers.

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 300+ attorneys are based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Mankato, St. Paul, Saltillo, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Learn more at, LinkedIn or @FredriksonLaw.


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