Super Lawyers named 10 Fredrikson attorneys to the list of Great Plains Super Lawyers and included six attorneys on the list of Great Plains Rising Stars.
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, an annual legal guide identifying the top attorneys and law firms in the United States, ranked 12 practice areas and 26 individual attorneys from Fredrikson in its 2023 edition.
Attorney Delanie M. Breuer has joined Fredrikson as an officer in its Energy & Natural Resources, Energy Regulation & Permitting, Environmental Law, Energy Litigation and Renewable Energy groups.
- Navita Lakhram Appointed to the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice and Wanton Injustice Legal Detail Board of Directors
Fredrikson attorney Navita T. Lakhram has been appointed to the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice and Wanton Injustice Legal Detail board of directors, in her capacity as co-chair of TCDIP’s Emerging Leader’s Group.
Attorney Victoria M. Manfredonia has joined Fredrikson as an associate in its Litigation Group.
Fredrikson attorney Mary Beth Peranteau recently received a commendation from the State Bar of Wisconsin for her article, “Riparian Rights in Wisconsin,” published in the November 2022 edition of the Wisconsin Lawyer. The commendation appears in the May 2023 edition of Wisconsin Lawyer.
Fredrikson attorney Mark Vyvyan has been awarded Volunteer of the Year by Volunteer Lawyers Network. VLN presents this award to Vyvyan due to his deep and long-term commitment to pro bono work in the area of housing and litigation.
Attorney Kara M. Lillehaug has joined Fredrikson in its Litigation and White Collar & Regulatory Defense groups. Lillehaug is an experienced litigator who has tried over a dozen cases and argued before appellate courts.
Fredrikson welcomes attorneys Michael D. Currie, Nicci M. Ledbetter and Alex C. Rice to the firm’s Des Moines office.
Fredrikson attorney Brian McCool has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
- Brian McCool, Alyssa Troje and Mark Vyvyan Among Minnesota Lawyer’s POWER 30 in Construction and Real Estate for 2023
Fredrikson attorneys Brian McCool, Alyssa Troje and Mark Vyvyan were recognized for their accomplishments, ingenuity and outstanding work ethic and were included in Minnesota Lawyer’s POWER 30 in Construction and Real Estate. Honorees were selected by Minnesota Lawyer’s editorial team who conducted interviews with respected professionals around the state of Minnesota.
Fredrikson welcomes attorney Geoffrey W.B. Koslig to the firm’s Health Law, Health Care Fraud & Compliance, False Claims Act Defense, White Collar & Regulatory Defense, Internal Investigations and Litigation groups.
Litigation attorney Natasha Townes Robinson has been included in The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in Minnesota, honoring her as one of the nation’s best black lawyers.
Fredrikson announces the hiring of chief operating officer, Ann Rainhart.
- Government Relations Specialist Cody Holliday Appointed to St. Anthony Village Parks and Environmental Commission
Fredrikson Government Relations Specialist Cody J. Holliday has been appointed as a commissioner to the Saint Anthony Village Parks and Environment Commission. The focus of the commission concentrates on the sustainable use and management of environmental resources, including air, water, energy, land, ecological resources and waste.
Shareholder Karen L. Grandstrand has been elected to her first term on the Minnesota Orchestral Association’s board of directors.
Fredrikson welcomes attorney Liz Dunshee to the firm’s Public Companies and Corporate Governance groups.
Shareholder Karen L. Grandstrand has joined as a board member of Citizens Independent Bank.
Fredrikson attorney Masha M. Yevzelman has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a group of approximately 700 of America’s best tax attorneys. She was nominated and selected for demonstrating a high standard of excellence and ethical performance in the practice of tax.
Fredrikson attorney Tom Hipkins has been chosen as a 2023 Fellow by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. The Fellow program was created by the LCLD to identify, train and advance the next generation of diverse leaders in the legal profession.
Fredrikson attorneys Natasha Townes Robinson and Roger Yang have been selected for membership in the 2023 Pathfinder program by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
Fredrikson is once again ranked among the most active law firms advising on merger and acquisition, private equity and venture capital deals in PitchBook’s 2022 Annual Global League Tables.
- With Help of Fredrikson Pro Bono Team, Louisiana Man on Death Row Leaves Prison After a 15-Year Legal Battle
After 25 years in prison, Michael Wearry walked out of the Hunt Prison in Louisiana as a free man on February 15, 2023.
Fredrikson shareholders, Cynthia A. Moyer, John C. Pickerill, Ann Dunn Wessberg, Courtney A. H. Thompson and Laura L. Myers have been named in the 2023 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR 1000) for Minnesota.
Government Relations Specialist Bennett Smith has joined Fredrikson in its Government Relations Group. Smith uses sophisticated knowledge of Minnesota politics and government through his experience as legislative staff at the state and federal level to support clients.
Fredrikson welcomes back attorney Wayne W. Carlson to the firm’s Corporate, Real Estate & Construction, Food & Agribusiness and Cooperatives groups.
Fredrikson served as legal counsel to Astara Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm, in its majority investment in Wyandot Snacks, an Ohio-based contract manufacturer of snack foods, cereals and other offerings.
Fredrikson attorneys Frank B. Bennett, Ryan C. Brauer, Christopher J. Dolan, Leigh-Erin Irons, Sean P. Kearney and Ryan G. Miest have been selected by Minnesota Lawyer as POWER 30 Top M&A Attorneys for Minnesota in 2023.
Fredrikson is saddened to announce the unexpected death of Robert J. Hamilton, its chief operating officer, on January 15, 2023.
Fredrikson shareholder and president John M. Koneck has been recognized as one of Minnesota’s most powerful business leaders in the 2022 edition of the Minnesota 500. Executives named on the Minnesota 500 are chosen from more than 7,000 impactful candidates throughout the state.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has appointed Fredrikson attorney Karen G. Schanfield to the state’s Commission on Judicial Selection. Schanfield will serve a four-year term beginning January 8, 2023.
Attorney Ryan Cox has joined Fredrikson in its Energy & Natural Resources, Energy Regulation & Permitting and Commercial Law groups. Cox brings industry intelligence to clients pursuing cutting-edge energy development.
Fredrikson acted as legal counsel to Carlson Private Capital Partners (CPC), an investment firm formed by the Minnesota-based Carlson family, in its investment in Thermo Systems, a global automation control systems integrator for applications across the data center, life sciences and district energy end markets.
Attorney Claire H. Padgett has joined Fredrikson’s Energy & Natural Resources Group.
Fredrikson was recently honored by Diversity & Flexibility Alliance as a 2022 Tipping the Scales firm. Fredrikson is one of just 57 firms recognized for having 50 percent or more women in its 2022 U.S.-based new partner classes.
Fredrikson announces the addition of 12 new attorneys.
Fredrikson has been named a Tier 1 Metropolitan “Best Law Firm” in 41 practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® in 2023.
Attorney Katlyn M. Korsakov has joined Fredrikson's Trusts & Estates Group.
- Terrence Fleming, David Marshall and Todd Wind Among Minnesota Lawyer’s POWER 30 in Business Litigation
Fredrikson attorneys Terrence J. Fleming, David R. Marshall and Todd A. Wind were recognized for their accomplishments, hard work, ingenuity and outstanding work ethic and were included in Minnesota Lawyer’s POWER 30 in Business Litigation.
Attorneys Zachary S. McFarland and Thomas Wheeler have rejoined Fredrikson & Byron in its Litigation Group. McFarland rejoins Fredrikson after serving as a clerk to Judge John R. Tunheim of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Wheeler rejoins Fredrikson following a clerkship with Judge Susan Richard Nelson of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.
Attorney Nathan D. Converse has joined Fredrikson & Byron in its Litigation, White Collar & Regulatory Defense and Internal Investigations Groups. Converse guides clients through complex business disputes and government investigations through strategic counsel and tenacious advocacy.
Fredrikson & Byron has announced the results of the 2022 board elections.
Attorney Nicholas F. Miller has joined Fredrikson & Byron in its Intellectual Property Litigation, Litigation and Appellate Groups. Miller is a trial lawyer specializing in intellectual property and commercial disputes.
Attorney Matthew P. Kopp has joined Fredrikson & Byron’s Fargo office in its Litigation Group. Kopp helps clients navigate complex business disputes.
Fredrikson & Byron has achieved Mansfield 5.0 Certification Plus status.
Fredrikson & Byron has been named a 2022 Compass Award winner by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
Minneapolis attorney Cody M. Bauer has joined Fredrikson & Byron’s Energy Group.
Minneapolis attorney Panhia Vang has joined Fredrikson & Byron’s Litigation Group.
Fredrikson & Byron was recently named one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces by The Des Moines Register and Energage. Just 139 businesses in the state are given this recognition. The surveyed companies employ more than 50,500 people in Iowa. Fredrikson was the only law firm recognized in the small employer category.
Minneapolis attorney Vanessa Johnson has joined Fredrikson & Byron’s Energy, Environment Law, Energy Regulation & Permitting and Energy Litigation groups.
Fredrikson & Byron shareholder Bridget R. Penick has been named president of the board of directors of Ballet Des Moines for 2022-2023.
For the ninth consecutive year, Fredrikson & Byron received national recognition for its status as one of the best U.S. law firms for female attorneys, according to two recently published Law360 surveys.
Fredrikson & Byron has elected 16 new shareholders: Marguerite J. Ahmann, F. Charles Bennett, Zhu “June” Cheng, Dominick J. Grande, Alethea M. Huyser, Jade B. Jorgenson, Benjamin C. Neitzel, Andrew M. Nick, Carl J. Numrich, Jeri L. Parkin, Jordan S. Rife, Gauri S. Samant, Alyssa M. Troje, Amanda L. Welters, Chantal M. Wilson and Ryan C. Young.
Fredrikson & Byron has been named a finalist in the law firm category of the 2022 Best of Business Awards by Twin Cities Business (TCB).
Fredrikson & Byron attorney Bridget R. Penick has been appointed to serve on the Iowa State Bar Association’s (ISBA) Ways and Means Committee for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.
Attorney Elizabeth N. Thomson has joined Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the Litigation Group.
Minneapolis attorney Sarah B. Bennett joined Fredrikson & Byron as an officer in the Real Estate, Corporate & Securities, Bank & Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups.
Minneapolis attorney Travis R. Panneck joined Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the Bank & Finance Group.
- Jodie McDougal Re-Appointed as Chair of the Construction Section Council of the Iowa State Bar Association
Fredrikson & Byron attorney Jodie McDougal has been re-appointed to serve a second term as chair of the Iowa State Bar Association’s (ISBA) Construction Law Section Council for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.
Super Lawyers named 11 Fredrikson & Byron attorneys to the list of 2022 Great Plains Super Lawyers and included two Fredrikson attorneys on the list of 2022 Great Plains Rising Stars.
Fredrikson & Byron’s Trusts & Estates Group was ranked Band 1 in Private Wealth Law in Minnesota and North Dakota in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2022 edition.
Super Lawyers recognized 29 Fredrikson & Byron attorneys as 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers and 15 attorneys as Minnesota Rising Stars.
Fredrikson attorneys Mark W. Vyvyan, Brian S. McCool, John M. Koneck and Alyssa M. Troje were recognized for their accomplishments, hard work, ingenuity and outstanding work ethic and were included in Minnesota Lawyer’s POWER 30 in Construction and Commercial Real Estate.
- Fredrikson & Byron Expands Government Relations Group with Attorney Logan Murray and Specialist Angela Caulk
Fredrikson has announced the expansion of its Government Relations Group in Iowa with the addition of Counsel, Logan Murray, and Specialist, Angela J. Caulk. Murray and Caulk join Noah J. Tabor and Linda L. Upmeyer, increasing the group’s strength and capacity to serve clients in Iowa.
Minneapolis attorney Jeremy P. Greenhouse has joined Fredrikson & Byron as a shareholder in the Environment Law, Energy and Energy Regulation & Permitting Groups.
- Attorney N. Georgette Marling has joined Fredrikson & Byron as an attorney in the Immigration Group.
The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) recognized 49 Fredrikson attorneys as North Star Lawyers.
Employment & Labor attorney Karen G. Schanfield has been given the 2022 Leonard Lindquist Distinguished Practice Award by the Minnesota State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section.
Fredrikson & Byron shareholder Lousene M. Hoppe has been named a 2022 Notable Partner in Law by Twin Cities Business.
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, an annual legal guide identifying the top attorneys and law firms in the United States, ranked 12 practice areas and 25 individual attorneys from Fredrikson & Byron in its 2022 edition, released today.
Attorney Janet M. Olawsky has joined Fredrikson & Byron as a senior associate in the Employment & Labor Group.
Fredrikson & Byron announces the expansion of its Energy practice with the addition of five attorneys in Madison, Wisconsin.
- Former Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives, Linda Upmeyer, Joins Fredrikson & Byron’s Government Relations Group
Former Iowa Speaker of the House of Representatives, Linda L. Upmeyer, has joined Fredrikson & Byron’s Government Relations Group.
Attorney John T. Soshnik has joined Fredrikson & Byron in the Health Law Group. Soshnik represents health care clients on a wide variety of transactional, regulatory, governance and contract matters.
Fredrikson & Byron announces the expansion of its Construction and Real Estate Groups with the addition of three attorneys in Iowa, including shareholders, Jodie Clark McDougal and Ryan Haaland, and senior associate, Jonathon L. Schroeder.
- Attorney Roxanne Thorelli Receives Hennepin County Bar Association’s Excellence Award for Providing Pro Bono Service
Mergers & Acquisitions attorney Roxanne Thorelli is among seven Hennepin County Bar Association members selected to receive the 2022 Excellence Award.
Fredrikson & Byron has been named one of 50 BTI Midsize Client Service Masters in the U.S. in 2022.
Fredrikson & Byron attorney Christopher D. Pham will lead the new Sports and NIL Clinic at the University of Minnesota Law School in partnership with Fredrikson & Byron.
Fredrikson & Byron is acting as legal counsel to HelpSystems in its acquisition of Tripwire and Alert Logic.
Clients of Fredrikson & Byron have recognized the firm for excellent client service, as published in the BTI Client Service A-Team 2022: Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance.
Attorney Nyajuok Y. Deng joins Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the Technology & Data group.
Fredrikson & Byron attorney Masha M. Yevzelman has been named a 2022 Women in Business honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Fredrikson & Byron is ranked among the most active law firms advising on merger and acquisition, private equity and venture capital deals in PitchBook’s 2021 Annual Global League Tables.
Fredrikson & Byron shareholders Lora Friedemann, Cynthia A. Moyer, John Pickerill and Ann Dunn Wessberg have been named to the top band in the 2022 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals (WTR 1000) for Minnesota.
Fredrikson & Byron attorney Aubrey J. Zuger was honored with a Friend Award for her role advising YWCA Cass Clay in Fargo, North Dakota, on legal protections for victims of domestic violence.
Fredrikson & Byron attorney Jeri L. Parkin has been named a 2022 Notable Woman in Law by Twin Cities Business, honoring her as an exemplary professional who handles complex transactions and uses her expertise to guide a variety of clients through obstacles.
Fredrikson & Byron attorney Soobin Kim has been chosen as a 2022 Fellow by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
Fredrikson & Byron attorney Tina Yin Sowatzke has been selected for membership in the 2022 Pathfinder program by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
Fredrikson & Byron is acting as legal counsel to Captionmax in its transaction with 3Play Media.
Attorney Julie L. Sprau has joined Fredrikson & Byron as counsel in the Corporate & Securities Group. Sprau delivers pragmatic, strategic advice to clients in a variety of business settings.
Natasha Townes Robinson has joined Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the Litigation Group.
Kaitie A. Eke has joined Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the Trusts and Estates Group.
Ann M. Ladd, James H. Snelson, Kevin S. Spreng and Jeffrey J. Steinle have been named BTI Client Service All-Stars 2022.
Allison O. Woodbury has joined the Business & Tax Planning, Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions and Renewable Energy Groups.
Attorney Grace E. Bogart has joined Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the Corporate & Securities Group.
Attorney Sarah B. Golwitzer has joined Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the Litigation Group.
Attorney Shana N. Conklin has joined Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the Real Estate Group.
Fredrikson & Byron is proud to support the Wanton Injustice Legal Detail, an affiliated non-profit organization of Twin Cities Diversity in Practice.
Fredrikson & Byron earned 100 of 100 possible points on the 2022 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s leading benchmarking tool and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
Attorney Nicole A. Rollins has joined Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate & Securities Groups.
Fredrikson & Byron is acting as legal counsel to Stone-Goff Partners in its sale of Centerline Communications.
Fredrikson & Byron is acting as legal counsel to Altasciences in its agreement to acquire Sinclair Research.
Fredrikson & Byron is acting as legal counsel to Brightstar Capital Partners, a private equity firm, in its agreement to acquire Novae Corp, one of the fastest-growing trailer manufacturers in North America, employing more than 1,100 across 15 facilities with an active dealer network of more than 500 partners.
- Attorney Eric H. Schilling has joined Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the Bank & Finance Group.
Fredrikson & Byron shareholder Lousene M. Hoppe has been selected to the TCB 100 People to Know in 2022 list by Twin Cities Business.
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