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Updates & Events

Recent News and Events

Fredrikson & Byron strives to provide clients current business developments and legal updates. See the list below for our most recent updates and events.

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Real Estate Attorney Sarah Bennett Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Sarah Bennett, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney Sarah Bennett Sarah B. Bennett joined Fredrikson & Byron as an officer in the Real Estate, Corporate & Securities, Bank & Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups.

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Bank & Finance Attorney Travis Panneck Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Minneapolis attorney Travis R. Panneck joined Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the Bank & Finance Group.

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Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Named 2022 Great Plains Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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.

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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 ISBA Construction Law Section Council.

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How to Avoid Five Common IP Pitfalls

When your company hires a consultant, engineering firm, or design firm to create inventions for your company, get a written agreement that assigns the resulting inventions and patents to your company.

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Fredrikson & Byron Receives Top Rankings in 2022 Chambers High Net Worth Guide

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.

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Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Named 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers recognized 29 Fredrikson & Byron attorneys as 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers and 15 attorneys as Minnesota Rising Stars.

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USCIS Releases New Forms for EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released two new forms under the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022.

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SEVIS Update: COVID-19 Guidance Extended for Nonimmigrant Students

ICE released guidance regarding distance learning to all Student and Exchange Visitor Information System users to clarify that its March 2020 guidance continues for the 2022-23 academic year only for nonimmigrant students who were actively enrolled at a U.S. school on March 9, 2020, and have continuously complied with the terms of their nonimmigrant status. Students who enrolled after March 9, 2020, must adhere to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s existing regulations regarding online learning.

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Investors File Lawsuit Against DHS To Stop EB-5 Regional Center Decertifications

A group of investment and capital firms filed a lawsuit on May 24, 2022, against the Department of Homeland Security, arguing that when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services decertified existing EB-5 regional centers, it violated the Administrative Procedure Act and misinterpreted the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022, which was signed into law following a lapse in authorization for the EB-5 Regional Center Program.

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