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The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) recognized 45 current Fredrikson & Byron attorneys as North Star Lawyers. North Star Lawyers are MSBA members who have provided 50 hours or more of pro bono service to low-income individuals or organizations that serve economically disadvantaged individuals during the 2016 calendar year.
Fredrikson & Byron received the inaugural Partner Award from the Neighborhood Development Center (NDC), a nonprofit organization that works in communities throughout the Twin Cities to help emerging entrepreneurs develop successful businesses that revitalize their communities through neighborhood stabilization and job growth.
Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel to Medtronic, Inc. in its transaction with QT Vascular Ltd. for the option to acquire QT Vascular’s non-drug coated Chocolate® PTA.
Attorney Aleida Ortega Conners has been named the President-Elect of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association (MHBA), a non-profit association dedicated to advancing the interests of Hispanic attorneys and law students in Minnesota.
Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel to Sajan Inc. (NASDAQ: SAJA), a full-service language translation and localization services provider, in its merger agreement with AMPLEXOR International SA, a leading digital solution provider headquartered in Luxembourg.
Attorney Lousene M. Hoppe is among the 11 new board members named to the National LGBT Bar Association and Foundation, the country's largest organizations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied legal professionals.
Attorney Kevin P. Goodno was recently appointed to the Bush Foundation’s Board of Directors. The board is comprised of up to 15 leaders from across the region who bring a wealth of experience and expertise in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
Corporate Attorney Mercedes Jackson and Immigration Attorney June Cheng Named to Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs
Corporate attorney Mercedes McFarland Jackson was named a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 2017 class of Fellows and Immigration attorney Zhu “June” Cheng was named a member of the LCLD 2017 class of Pathfinders program.
Fredrikson & Byron shareholders Robert D. Aronson and Karen G. Schanfield will receive this year’s Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award. This honor is issued on an annual basis by the Twin Cities Cardozo Society, the affinity group of Jewish lawyers, jurists and law students advancing the philanthropic, social and educational mission of the St. Paul and Minneapolis Jewish Federations. This prestigious award is granted in recognition of the outstanding practice of law, record of integrity, love of learning and service to both the Jewish and the general communities. Aronson and Schanfield will be recognized for their accomplishments at the Twin Cities Cardozo Society’s annual dinner on November 2, 2017.