Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Named 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 7, 2014

Super Lawyers magazine recognized 37 Fredrikson & Byron attorneys as 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers and 13 attorneys as Minnesota Rising Stars.

Attorneys James L. Baillie, Clinton E. Cutler and John M. Koneck were named in the list of Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers. Attorneys Dulce Foster and Karen Schanfield were included on the list of Minnesota’s Top 50 Women Attorneys.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area. Only the top 5 percent of attorneys in Minnesota are included in the annual Super Lawyers list. A full list of honorees can be found at www.superlawyers.com.

Rising Star candidates must go through the same selection process as Super Lawyers, but need to be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Less than 3 percent of attorneys in Minnesota are named to the Rising Stars list.

The following Fredrikson & Byron attorneys were named 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers:

James L. Baillie – Bankruptcy; Business

Larry J. Berg – Real Estate

Stephen Bergerson – Intellectual Property

Robert C. Boisvert – Employment & Labor

William J. Brody – Estate Planning & Probate

Clinton Cutler – Bankruptcy; Business

Christopher J. Dolan – Real Estate

James E. Dorsey – Business Litigation

Dulce J. Foster – Criminal Defense: White Collar

Lynn M. Gardin – Banking

David B. Gollin – Estate Planning & Probate

Karen L. Grandstrand – Banking

Mark W. Greiner – Estate Planning & Probate

David C. Grorud – Mergers & Acquisitions

John R. Houston – Mergers & Acquisitions

Christopher B. Hunt – Estate Planning & Probate

Sean P. Kearney – Mergers & Acquisitions

John M. Koneck – Real Estate

Richard H. Kyle, Jr. – Criminal Defense: White Collar

John W. Lundquist – Criminal Defense: White Collar

David R. Marshall – Business Litigation

Thomas R. Muck – Tax

Ryan T. Murphy – Bankruptcy; Business

John G. Patterson – Construction Litigation

Anne M. Radolinski – Employment & Labor

Mary S. Ranum – Real Estate

Kristy A. K. Rodd – Family Law

Richard A. Ross – Employment Litigation: Defense

Howard A. Roston – Eminent Domain

John A. Satorius – Securities & Corporate Finance

Karen G. Schanfield – Employment & Labor

Dale J. Schoonover – Estate Planning & Probate

David C. Sellergren – Land Use/Zoning

Joseph M. Sokolowski – Employment Litigation: Defense

Joseph G. Springer – Construction Litigation

Rachna B. Sullivan – Business Litigation

Thomas Wilhelmy – Tax

Todd A. Wind – Business Litigation

The following Fredrikson & Byron attorneys were named 2014 Minnesota Rising Stars:

James C. Brand – Bankruptcy; Business

Joseph J. Cassioppi – Business Litigation

Grant D. Fairbairn – Intellectual Property Litigation

Sten-Erik Hoidal – Business Litigation

Lousene M. Hoppe – Criminal Defense; White Collar

Beau J. Hurtig – Banking

Leigh Erin Irons – Mergers & Acquisitions

Leah C. Janus – Business Litigation

Brian S. McCool – Land Use/Zoning

Nicole M. Moen – General Litigation

Norah E. Olson Bluvshtein – Employment & Labor

Kevin C. Riach – Criminal Defense: White Collar

Lindsay J. Sokolowski – Employment Litigation: Defense

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.

Media Contact: Kelly Griffith, Marketing Communications Manager, 612.492.7514, kgriffith@fredlaw.com