Overview

Fredrikson has considerable experience assisting and counseling clients ranging from local, regional and national corporations to family and closely held business owners in the food and grocery industry to address and resolve the common and unique challenges they encounter.

The Fredrikson team is well-versed in the particular needs of the grocery industry and provides high-quality legal services that focus on your business goals and allow you to navigate the evolving industry with confidence. Our attorneys are also experienced in all aspects of business strategy and regularly consult with clients to better understand their goals and identify the best path to attain them. With extensive experience with independent grocers, chains and distributors, we provide clients with insights to help ensure their success.

Benefits of working with Fredrikson include:

  • Customer satisfaction is a focus
  • Superior responsiveness and service delivery
  • Flexibility in pricing and budget predictability
  • Superb communication and efficiency in service
  • Continuing education to keep clients up to date on potential legal issues and industry changes

Business & Tax Planning

  • Sophisticated, practical advice on business and legal challenges and opportunities.
  • Succession planning.
  • Advice on all aspects of federal and state income, sales and use, real estate and employment taxes.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Design, draft, implement and maintain all types of benefit programs, including 401(k) plans, ESOPs, stock-based compensation and equity incentive plans.
  • Help clients understand and comply with the ever-changing federal tax and pension laws and regulations.

Corporate, Mergers and Acquisitions, & Venture Capital

  • General counsel services for clients who need additional support for their legal decisions.
  • Recognized national mergers & acquisitions team that provides streamlined deals with cost-efficient processes.
  • Key resource for clients looking to grow through acquisitions & mergers or those looking to exit or downsize through business sale.
  • Exceptional guidance identifying and evaluating opportunities for growth and liquidity.

Employment & Labor

  • General counsel services for clients who need additional support for their legal decisions.
  • Recognized national mergers & acquisitions team that provides streamlined deals with cost-efficient processes.
  • Key resource for clients looking to grow through acquisitions & mergers or those looking to exit or downsize through business sale.
  • Investigate harassment and other complaints.
  • Comply with wage and hour requirements.
  • Meet OSHA standards.
  • Implement needed layoffs and reductions-in-force.
  • Draft and review the full spectrum of employment agreements and policies.
  • Partner with HR professionals to counsel and train managers and supervisors on federal and state employment law compliance.

Trusts & Estates

  • Assist individuals, families and family businesses in implementing a variety of tax and estate planning strategies to protect and transfer their wealth to successive generations.
  • Maintain strong liaisons with accounting and insurance professionals, trust departments, investment and family office advisors.

Real Estate

  • Advise sellers and buyers on all issues related to the sale and purchase of real estate.
  • Represent landlords and tenants in all types of lease transactions.
  • Experience in all aspects of the construction process, including negotiation and drafting of design and construction contracts, project finance and project close outs.

Bank & Finance

  • Represent both lenders and borrowers in structuring, documenting and closing loans and other credit facilities.
  • Assist corporate borrowers with new credit facilities and refinancing existing credit facilities, making sure our clients benefit from changes in the market while tailoring loans to meet their needs.

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