64 Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

August 17, 2015

Sixty-four Fredrikson & Byron attorneys were included in The Best Lawyers in America 2016© (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Seven of these Fredrikson attorneys were named a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®. Only one attorney in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Best Lawyers® 2016 Lawyer of the Year

  • Lawrence BenderBest Lawyers® 2016 Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Bismarck
  • Lynn M. Gardin, Best Lawyers® 2016 Financial Services Regulation Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Minneapolis
  • Karen L. GrandstrandBest Lawyers® 2016 Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Minneapolis
  • John W. Lundquist, Best Lawyers® 2016 Criminal Defense: White-Collar “Lawyer of the Year,” Minneapolis
  • Karen G. SchanfieldBest Lawyers® 2016 Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year,” Minneapolis
  • J. Marc WardBest Lawyers® 2016 Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) “Lawyer of the Year,” Des Moines
  • Todd E. ZimmermanBest Lawyers® 2016 Commercial Litigation “Lawyer of the Year,” Fargo

The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

Bismarck, North Dakota:

  • Lawrence Bender – Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law
  • William P. Pearce – Energy Law, Natural Resources Law, Oil and Gas Law

Des Moines, Iowa:

  • Bret A. Dublinske – Communications Law
  • Bridget R. Penick – Employment Law – Management, Immigration Law, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • J. Marc Ward – Banking and Finance Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Fargo, North Dakota:

  • Wayne W. Carlson – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • William L. Guy III – Trusts and Estates
  • Todd E. Zimmerman – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Real Estate, Litigation – Securities, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Minneapolis, Minnesota:

  • James L. Baillie – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Jeffrey R. Benson – Real Estate Law
  • Robert C. Boisvert – Employment Law – Management
  • William J. Brody – Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Non-Profit / Charities Law, Trusts and Estates
  • Bronwen L. Cound – Trusts and Estates
  • Clinton E. Cutler – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Laura J. Danielson – Immigration Law
  • Christopher J. Dolan – Real Estate Law
  • James E. Dorsey – Land Use and Zoning Law
  • John E. Drawz – Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Judy S. Engel – Family Law
  • John J. Erhart – Tax Law
  • Linda H. Fisher – Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Dulce J. Foster – Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Lynn M. Gardin – Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Thomas W. Garton – Tax Law
  • David B. Gollin – Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates
  • Kevin P. Goodno – Government Relations Practice
  • Karen L. Grandstrand – Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Mark W. Greiner – Trusts and Estates
  • David C. Grorud – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • John R. Houston – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Christopher B. Hunt – Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates
  • Beau J. Hurtig – Banking and Finance Law
  • Steven Z. Kaplan – Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Sean P. Kearney – Tax Law
  • John M. Koneck – Litigation – Real Estate, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, Real Estate Law
  • Mary M. Krakow – Employment Law – Management
  • Richard H. Kyle, Jr. – Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar
  • Raymond M. Lazar – Family Law
  • Keith A. Libbey – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Debra J. Linder – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • John W. Lundquist – Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • David R. Marshall – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance
  • Ryan G. Miest – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Thomas R. Muck – Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Ryan T. Murphy – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Sue Ann Nelson – Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Sherrill R. Oman – Real Estate Law
  • Steven J. Quam – Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Anne M. Radolinski – Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Mary S. Ranum – Real Estate Law
  • Robert K. Ranum – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Kristy A.K. Rodd – Family Law
  • Melodie R. Rose – Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Richard A. Ross – Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Howard A. Roston – Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Mark D. Savin – Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Karen G. Schanfield – Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
  • Dale J. Schoonover – Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates
  • Joseph M. Sokolowski – Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • John H. Stout – Corporate Governance Law
  • Robert B. Whitlock – Banking and Finance Law
  • Thomas R. Wilhelmy – Litigation and Controversy – Tax
  • Todd A. Wind – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust
  • John F. Wurm – Corporate Law

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation in which over 79,000 leading attorneys globally cast more than 12 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas around the world, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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

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