Fredrikson & Byron Hires New Associates

November 12, 2014

Fredrikson & Byron announces the addition of 13 associates to the firm. Twelve associates are based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and one new associate is based in the firm’s Fargo, North Dakota office.

Elizabeth L. Alvine is a Fargo associate in Fredrikson’s Litigation and Employment & Labor Groups. She represents clients on a variety of complex business matters. Alvine litigates primarily business and employment disputes, including contract disputes, business torts, tax controversy claims and employment discrimination claims. Her practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation. Alvine also advises and represents employers on various employment and labor issues. Prior to joining Fredrikson, Alvine worked as a law clerk in the Fargo office and served as a judicial extern with the Honorable Kermit E. Bye of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Chad A. Ambroday is a Minneapolis associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, and Securities Groups. His practice helps clients with mergers and acquisitions, securities compliance and general corporate matters. Ambroday brings a background in accounting and personal finance to Fredrikson. Before joining the firm, Ambroday worked as an intern for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe Court of Appeals in Tucson, Arizona.

David D. Coyle is Minneapolis associate in Fredrikson’s Litigation Group. Prior to joining Fredrikson, Coyle worked as a financial economist for the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Tax Analysis, and as an investigator for the city of New York. He earned his Law Degree from Emory University School of Law, and his Masters of Science Degree in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota.

Daniel P. Deveny is a Minneapolis associate in Fredrikson’s Condemnation & Eminent Domain Group. He assists in both taking authorities and landowners in condemnation matters. Deveny received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Zachary W. Froelich is a Minneapolis associate the Business & Tax Planning Group. He helps start-up, closely-held and public companies resolve their tax issues. Froelich’s practice focuses primarily on federal, state and cross-border tax planning. Prior to joining Fredrikson, Froelich clerked for the Honorable Mark V. Holmes on the United States Tax Court in Washington D.C. In addition, in 2013 he earned his LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law where he concentrated on international, corporate and partnership taxation.

Steven R. Kinsella is a Minneapolis associate in Fredrikson’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Workouts Group. His practice assists businesses, commercial lenders and individuals with a variety of bankruptcy-related services, including reorganizing or liquidating under the Bankruptcy Code or in or out of court workouts and liquidations. Kinsella clerked in the United States Bankruptcy Court of Minnesota prior to joining Fredrikson. He also attended University of Minnesota Law School where he was the Executive Editor for the Minnesota Journal of International Law.

Pari I. McGarraugh is a Minneapolis associate in Fredrikson’s Health Care, Life Sciences, Aging & Disability Providers, Health Care Fraud & Compliance and White Collar & Regulatory Defense Groups. She assists health care clients on regulatory compliance and litigation matters including the federal antikickback and Stark laws, state fraud and abuse requirements, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment and reimbursement, licensure and HIPAA. McGarraugh’s clients encompass a wide variety of players in the healthcare field including hospitals, payors, clinics and licensed health care providers. She has developed expertise in health care law and policy through her work experience at a major hospital system, as a research assistant for a state health policy research center, and by earning a Master’s of Public Health in Public Health Administration and Policy. Prior to joining Fredrikson, McGarraugh clerked for the Honorable James B. Loken on the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Before law school, she worked in a research laboratory at the Minneapolis V.A. Medical Center.

Levi J. Smith is a Minneapolis associate in Fredrikson’s Bank & Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups. He is a corporate attorney, focusing on helping companies with a wide variety of financing transactions and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Fredrikson, Smith attended the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a student attorney with the Community and Economic Development Clinic. He served as a judicial intern for Federal Magistrate Janie S. Mayeron in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, and he also interned for Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson in the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Matthew L. Stortz is a Minneapolis associate in Fredrikson’s Business & Tax Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Governance Groups. He advises clients on business planning, taxation and transactional matters. Stortz works primarily with private companies, business owners, investors and entrepreneurs. His practice focuses on business formation, corporate governance, tax planning, IRS compliance, and mergers and acquisitions. Stortz also represents clients in tax disputes and litigation. Prior to joining Fredrikson, Stortz served as an intern to Judge Susan Richard Nelson in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Stortz also has a Master’s Degree in Ethics from Yale University.

Sarah E. Tucher is a Minneapolis associate in Fredrikson’s Commercial Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Business & Tax Planning Groups. She is a corporate attorney who assists private and public companies and cooperatives with general business matters. Tucher’s practice involves all aspects of entity selection, formation and dissolution, preparing commercial agreements and helping her clients buy and sell businesses. Tucher is also a Certified Public Accountant and has worked at Protiviti, primarily engaging in financial process redesign, internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Prior to joining Fredrikson, Tucher clerked for the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Tucher attended George Mason University School of Law.

Kyle W. Ubl is a Minneapolis associate in Fredrikson’s Real Estate Group. Ubl assists clients with both real estate transactions and litigation matters. Ubl brings both legal creativity and practical solutions to the table when helping clients achieve their real estate goals. Prior to joining Fredrikson, he served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Raymond W. Gruender of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Ubl also clerked with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana.

Emily A. Unger is a Minneapolis associate in Fredrikson’s Litigation Group. She assists clients in a range of general and complex commercial disputes. She applies the expertise and procedural insight gained as a federal law clerk to help clients navigate the litigation process and achieve successful outcomes. Unger represents clients in a wide range of matters, including business torts, contract disputes, shareholder disputes, and oil and gas litigation. Prior to joining Fredrikson, Unger worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Richard H. Kyle in the United States District Court of Minnesota.

Deborah J. Walker Kool is a Minneapolis associate with Fredrikson’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Organizations and Securities Groups. She helps corporate and business clients with a variety of matters, including business combination, the formation of new entities, corporate governance and social enterprise. Walker Kool serves on drafting committees for both the American Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association. She interned with Chief Judge Matthew E. Johnson while attending University of St. Thomas School of Law. Before attending law school, Walker Kool was a director of the non-profit Freedom Firm in India that works to rescue victims of sex-trafficking.

Fredrikson & Byron is a 275-attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, St. Paul, 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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