Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel to Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT), a Minnesota-based manufacturer of snowmobiles, ATVs and other power sports products and accessories, in its merger agreement with Textron Inc, a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, professional turf-care equipment and ground support equipment.
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Attorney Jeffrey J. Steinle joins Fredrikson & Byron as of counsel in the firm’s Life Sciences, Health Care Innovation & IT and Commercial Law Groups. Steinle is a corporate attorney who advises life science companies executing M&A, divestiture, financing, joint venture, licensing and commercial transactions. He serves as general counsel to digital health companies as they navigate the myriad legal issues related to the growing use of artificial intelligence, smart algorithms and “big data” in medical technology.
Attorney Jerami D. Kemnitz joins Fredrikson & Byron as an officer in the firm’s E-Discovery Strategy & Advocacy, Data Protection & Cybersecurity and Litigation Groups. His practice focuses on information law strategy and advocacy for Fortune 500 corporations and their legal teams. Kemnitz draws upon his combination of private practice and in-house experience to advise clients in all areas of e-discovery, information governance, data protection and privacy.
Shareholder Edward Q. Cassidy was selected to receive the 2016 Attorney of the Year award from Minnesota Lawyer.
Fredrikson & Byron received a nearly perfect score of 95 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Fredrikson’s score reflects a commitment to LGBT workplace equality, with respect to tangible policies, benefits and practices.
In the BTI Client Service A-Team 2017 report, the BTI Consulting Group included Fredrikson & Byron on its “Honor Roll of the Best” ranking for its client service excellence. The firm earned recognition in the areas of “Commitment to Help,” “Client Focus,” “Understands the Client’s Business,” “Provides Value for the Dollar” and “Quality Products.”
Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel to Securian Financial Group in its expansion into the Canadian market.
Fredrikson & Byron has been named a Tier 1 Metropolitan “Best Law Firm” in 28 practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers®in 2017.
Fredrikson & Byron announces the addition of four associates to the firm’s Minneapolis office.
Attorney John H. Stout was recently elected a Fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel, an organization of leading corporate governance lawyers including prominent general counsel and respected academics from the U.S. and Canada.