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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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We are dedicated to understanding our clients, their business goals and the industry-specific legal issues they face.

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Vendor Contracts 101: Key Operational Considerations

In this upcoming article series, we will provide insights regarding third-party risk management throughout the lifecycle of a bank’s relationships with its critical vendors. Our first installment concerns operational considerations to keep in mind when negotiating vendor agreements.

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Bringing the DOJ’s Bank Merger Guidelines into the 21st Century: How Certain Revisions Could Help Community Banks

In fall 2020, the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division issued a press release providing background and seeking public comment on a potential update to the Division’s 1995 Bank Merger Competitive Review Guidelines.

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Potential Pitfalls for Agricultural Lenders

Most lenders are familiar with creating and perfecting security interests in personal property. However, when lending to farmers, there are a few additional issues.

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Fredrikson & Byron Earns Top Law Firm Rankings in PitchBook’s 2020 Annual Global League Tables

Fredrikson & Byron is ranked among the most active law firms advising on mergers & acquisition, private equity and venture capital deals in Pitchbook’s 2020 Annual Global League Tables.

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Current Developments with Rent Obligations in Chapter 11 Bankruptcies

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bankruptcy Code generally has been interpreted to require debtors to pay rent obligations on time under unassumed real property leases as those obligations arose post-filing and pre-rejection. This result was driven by 11 U.S.C. § 365(d)(3), which requires the debtor to “timely perform” all obligations until the lease is assumed or rejected, with one narrow exception.

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Where to Start When Winding Down a Business?

The most important part of the process is assessing the alternative methods to wind down a business, choosing the right approach and executing on the plan.

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Do Nonprofits Need to Comply with the Absolute Priority Rule?

As financial distress grows due to the pandemic, charitable organizations are faced with two immovable forces–increased demand from hard hit communities and decreased funding due to both the economic hardships facing many donors and the cancellation of most live fundraising events.

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Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Legislation Introduced in Minnesota

On February 22, 2021, Representative Steve Elkins introduced a major new privacy bill (HF 1492) in the Minnesota House of Representatives containing significant privacy obligations for businesses to which it applies.

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PPP Loans for the Smallest Businesses

Biden administration announces several PPP reforms to support the smallest businesses.

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Attorney Chris Pham Named to Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” List

Attorney Christopher PhamFredrikson & Byron attorney Christopher D. Pham was named a “40 Under 40” honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal (MSPBJ).

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