66 Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

August 15, 2016

Sixty-six Fredrikson & Byron attorneys were included in The Best Lawyers in America 2017© (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Twelve of these Fredrikson attorneys were also 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® 2017 Lawyer of the Year

  • Lawrence Bender, Best Lawyers® 2017 Natural Resources Law “Lawyer of the Year” Bismarck
  • Wayne W. Carlson, Best Lawyers® 2017 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Fargo
  • John E. Drawz, Best Lawyers® 2017 Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Minneapolis
  • Karen L. Grandstrand, Best Lawyers® 2017 Financial Services Regulation Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Minneapolis
  • William L. Guy III, Best Lawyers® 2017 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year,” Fargo
  • Ryan T. Murphy, Best Lawyers® 2017 Litigation - Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year,” Minneapolis
  • Richard A. Ross, Best Lawyers® 2017 Litigation - Labor and Employment “Lawyer of the Year,” Minneapolis
  • Karen G. Schanfield, Best Lawyers® 2017 Labor Law - Management “Lawyer of the Year,” Minneapolis
  • Dale J. Schoonover, Best Lawyers® 2017 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year,” Minneapolis
  • John H. Stout, Best Lawyers® 2017 Corporate Governance Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Minneapolis
  • J. Marc Ward, Best Lawyers® 2017 Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year,” Des Moines
  • Todd E. Zimmerman, Best Lawyers® 2017 Product Liability Litigation - Defendants “Lawyer of the Year,” Fargo

The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

Bismarck, North Dakota:

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:

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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