Attorney John R. Houston Receives 2014 Client Choice Award from the International Law Office and Lexology

April 2, 2014

John R. Houston, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney

Attorney John R. Houston received a 2014 Client Choice Award in the General Corporate category for the state of Minnesota from the International Law Office and Lexology. Established in 2005, the Client Choice Awards recognize law firms and partners worldwide that stand apart for their excellent client service.

Houston works with both public and private companies in a wide range of industries on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, Board of Director duties and general corporate matters. His experience includes private and fully registered mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, leveraged and management buyouts, corporate restructurings, capital formation, public and private securities offerings, defensive advisory work, private equity and venture capital transactions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. Houston serves as corporate secretary for public and private companies, advises senior management and Boards of Directors on a wide range of corporate issues, and assists sellers and buyers of businesses execute their transactions in an effective and efficient manner. He is also active in the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the ABA’s Section of Business Law.

The Client Choice Award surveyed senior corporate counsel subscribers and asked them to rate individual lawyers and law firms on the following client service criteria: quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, response time, sharing of expertise and use of technology. More than 2,000 submissions were considered and 251 individual winners were selected from across 46 U.S. states.

International Law Office is the nexus where global corporate counsel engage with the world’s pre-eminent law firms, and each other. Launched in 1998,ILO provides a multifaceted online resource for senior international corporate counsel, which provides tailored, quality- assured updates on global legal developments, a database of the world’s major deals and the legal advisers involved, and a comprehensive directory of firms and partners. Recognizing its unique relationship with global corporate counsel, many of the world’s premier associations have chosen to partner with ILO.

Lexology is a daily newsfeed of law firm client alerts, articles and blogs delivered to the desktops of senior business lawyers worldwide on a daily basis. Launched in 2007, Lexology has built a unique audience of over 228,00 subscribers, over 60 percent of whom are in-house corporate counsel representing the vast majority of Fortune 500, FT Global 500 and FT Euro 500 companies – including all members of the Association of Corporate Counsel.

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 www.fredlaw.com. Follow us on LinkedIn and on Twitter @FredriksonLaw.

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