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

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Buying and Selling a Bank: How to Get the Best Price

Whether you are looking to buy a bank or thinking about selling, there are some considerations to keep in mind in order to accomplish your goal—get the best price. This brief guidance is for buyers hoping not to overpay for a bank, as well as for sellers trying to sell their bank for the highest price.

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Employment and Benefits Update

Banks and other employers may need to update their policies, practices and agreements due to recently enacted employment and benefits requirements, including the following:

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IRS Proposes New Regulations That Could Dramatically Increase Estate Tax Exposure for Family Business Owners

Clients may wish to consider some actions following the IRS proposed regulations that would eliminate many estate and gift tax valuation discounts currently applicable to family-owned business entities. 

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Legal Consultant Shuchang Xiao Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Shuchang Xiao, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney

Shuchang Xiao joined Fredrikson & Byron’s Shanghai office as a legal consultant in the China Practice and International Groups.

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Litigation Attorney Brandon Underwood Joins Fredrikson & Byron’s Des Moines Office

Brandon Underwood, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney

Attorney Brandon R. Underwood has joined Fredrikson & Byron’s Des Moines office as an associate in the Litigation Group.

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66 Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

Sixty-six Fredrikson & Byron attorneys were included in The Best Lawyers in America 2017© (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

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What Companies Should Know About the New ISO Anti-Bribery Standard

Global companies in the United States have an uneasy relationship with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Most recognize that corruption can be damaging to business, but decry the statute as unfair. Now a movement is afoot to create a uniform anti-corruption compliance standard for companies around the world. 

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Fredrikson & Byron Represents Bio-Techne Corporation in its Acquisition of Advanced Cell Diagnostics

Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel to Bio-Techne Corporation in its acquisition of Advanced Cell Diagnostics. 

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Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Appointed to the Section Council of the Iowa State Bar Association

Emily S. Pontius was named chair and Bridget R. Penick was named a council member of the Labor and Employment Section Council. J. Marc Ward was named a council member of the Business Law Section.

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Attorney Charlie Bennett Joins Fredrikson & Byron

Charles Bennett, Fredrikson & Byron Attorney Charlie Bennett

Attorney Charlie Bennett has joined Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the Corporate GovernanceMergers & AcquisitionsPrivate Equity and Securities Groups.

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