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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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Fredrikson & Byron Represents Audax Private Equity in the Sale of Protective Industrial Products

Fredrikson & Byron acted as co-legal counsel with Kirkland & Ellis LLP to Audax Private Equity, leading capital partner for North American middle market companies, in completing the sale of Protective Industrial Products to Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC.

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New Stimulus Brings Another Extension for Renewable Energy Tax Credits

The second round of COVID-19 stimulus that was just signed into law includes extensions to renewable energy tax credits for solar, wind and other renewable energy projects as well as a standalone investment tax credit for offshore wind.

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Corporate Attorney AJ Kupstis Joins Fredrikson & Byron

AJ Kupstis

Attorney Anthony J. Kupstis has joined Fredrikson & Byron as an associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups.

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Benefit Plans: Flexible Spending Account Relief

Late December 21, 2020, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 containing additional COVID-19 relief for taxpayers and a provision that allows employers to amend their health and dependent care flexible spending account plans.

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When in doubt, keep the money. A look at the voluntary payment doctrine.

When faced with a difficult decision on whether to make a payment consider the powerful impact of the voluntary payment doctrine.

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Question of the Day: EEOC Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Now that the EEOC has issued guidance on COVID-19 vaccinations, what should employers know about vaccinations and whether to require them?

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U.S. District Court Orders DHS to Reopen DACA for New Applications, Vacates Wolf Memo

A U.S. district court vacated a memorandum issued by Chad Wolf, which made certain changes to the DACA program, and ordered DHS to reopen the program to new applications.

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U.S. District Court Vacates H-1B Interim Final Rules

A U.S. district court vacated two interim final rules promulgated by DOL and DHS that made important changes to the H-1B program.

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Senate-Passed Bill Would Remove Per-Country Limits on All Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Categories; Includes Controversial Provisions

The bill now returns to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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State Department Imposes New Restrictions on Chinese Communist Party Members

A DOS spokesperson said that no current visas would be revoked as a result of the policy changes.

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