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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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Fredrikson & Byron Earns Top 20 Ranking in PitchBook’s 2019 US PE Global League Tables

PitchBook, a leading source for data on M&A, private equity and venture capital deal activity, has ranked Fredrikson & Byron among the most active law firms in 2019 for private equity deals in the U.S.

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Former Assistant General Counsel for Archer-Daniels-Midland Joins Fredrikson & Byron’s Des Moines Office

Fredrikson & Byron Attorney Scott Roberts

Attorney Scott A. Roberts has joined Fredrikson & Byron as a shareholder in the Agribusiness & Cooperatives and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups.

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Fredrikson & Byron Captures Win in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Fredrikson & Byron attorneys Patrick D. Smith and Brandon R. Underwood recently won an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in a lawsuit alleging sex discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation under Federal and Iowa law.

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Fredrikson & Byron Trademark Attorneys Recognized in 2020 World Trademark Review 1000

Shareholders Lora Friedemann, Cynthia A. Moyer, John C. Pickerill and Ann Dunn Wessberg have been named to the 2020 edition of the WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals for Minnesota.

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Youn-Jin Kim Named Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

Fredrikson & Byron has chosen shareholder Youn-Jin Kim to be a member of the 2020 class of Fellows, participating in a landmark program created by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).

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Bank & Finance Attorney Erin Byom Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Attorney Erin M. Byom has joined Fredrikson & Byron in the Bank & Finance and Corporate Governance Groups.

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Iowa Supreme Court Decision Impacts Mechanic’s Lien Rights

On February 7, 2020, the Iowa Supreme Court issued a decision that significantly impacts a contractor’s mechanic’s lien rights on residential construction projects.

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Another Chapter in the Bankruptcy Code?

After Congress amended the Bankruptcy Code in 2019 to provide additional relief to farmers and small businesses, could Congress be poised to make yet another change to the Bankruptcy Code in 2020?

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Keeping Your Bankruptcy Practice in the Twenty-First Century: The Expanding Issue of Cryptocurrency

What is cryptocurrency? Bankruptcy practitioners and the courts better figure it out soon as the growth in popularity of cryptocurrencies continues to create new legal issues under the Bankruptcy Code.

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Section 363 Sale Survives Collateral Attack by Chapter 7 Trustee

A recent Eighth Circuit decision protected an important aspect of the Chapter 11 process, the sale of substantially all of the assets of a debtor, while also providing two key practice pointers for estate professionals when conducting a sale process.

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