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Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.  

Legal Services | Minnesota, USA

tel: +1 612 492 7000 | fax: +1 612 492 7077
200 South Sixth Street | Minneapolis | Minnesota | 55402 | USA

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.'s Overview

At Fredrikson & Byron, we’ve built a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet” by bringing business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to our work with clients, and by operating as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors.

A proactive, problem-solving mindset runs throughout our service areas, from our traditional legal areas of support like litigation, real estate, and intellectual property to our more consultative practices like government relations and health care consulting. It’s a mindset that enables us to understand and keep client objectives firmly in mind, and to anticipate and address problems before they arise.

Our lawyers blend a common sense approach with in-the-field experience, and we utilize our firm’s strong reputation and our lawyers’ broad networks of business and industry contacts to get things done for clients.

Clients rely on us to help them minimize legal risks and maximize business benefits for great solutions. We look forward to an opportunity to show you what it is like where law and business meet.

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. was founded in Minneapolis in 1948. Since then, we’ve grown into an international firm of over 270 attorneys in over 30 practice areas.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we offer services to clients worldwide through our offices in Bismarck, Fargo, Des Moines, St. Paul, Monterrey, Mexico, and Shanghai, China.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1948
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 2
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 275


Areas of Practice
  • Advertising, Marketing & Trademark
  • Aging & Disability Providers
  • Agribusiness & Cooperatives
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate
  • Bank & Finance
  • Banking & Financial Services Litigation
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Workouts
  • Business & Tax Planning
  • China Practice
  • Class Action/Wage and Hour Litigation
  • Commercial Law
  • Compensation Planning & Employee Benefits
  • Condemnation & Eminent Domain
  • Construction
  • Copyright Protections & Enforcement
  • Corporate Governance
  • Data Protection & Cybersecurity
  • Electronic Discovery Resources
  • Employment & Labor
  • Employment & Labor Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Employment & Labor Litigation
  • Energy
  • Environmental Law
  • Executive Compensation & Benefits
  • False Claims Act Defense
  • Family & Closely Held Businesses
  • Family Law
  • Food, Drug & Medical Device Regulation
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act & Anti-Corruption
  • Government Relations
  • Health Care
  • Health Care Fraud & Compliance
  • Health Care Innovation & IT
  • Immigration
  • Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Internal Investigations
  • International
  • Internet, Technology & E-Commerce
  • Investment Management
  • IP Due Diligence
  • Labor Management Relations
  • Latin America Practice
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical Practices Defense
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-Competes
  • Nonprofit & Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Oil & Gas
  • Patents
  • Private Equity
  • Property Tax Appeals
  • Public Companies
  • Real Estate
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Renewable Fuels
  • Securities
  • Securities Litigation
  • Shareholder & Partnership Disputes
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Start Up & Rapid Growth Enterprises (SURGE)
  • Sustainability
  • Tax Disputes & Litigation
  • Technology Transactions & Licensing
  • Trade Secrets
  • Transmission
  • Travel
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Trusts & Estates Litigation
  • Venture Capital & Angel Financing
  • White Collar & Regulatory Defense
  • Workers’ Compensation & OSHA



Of Counsel

Bruce Johnson

Bruce A. JohnsonAttorney, Senior Of Counsel

Asmah Tareen

Asmah TareenAttorney, Senior Of Counsel


Zhu Cheng

Zhu ChengImmigration Attorney

Lora Friedemann

Lora FriedemannShareholder

Ruilin Li

Ruilin LiOfficer

Ashley Roth

Ashley J. RothImmigration Attorney

Ryan Murphy

Ryan MurphyShareholder


Legal Challenges in Servicing Marijuana Growers
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., May 2018

As states rapidly begin to legalize the use of marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes, banks face uncertainty about their ability to accept marijuana-related deposits, provide financing for marijuana growers, or permit use of credit cards on their payment systems. Recreational marijuana is not legal in Iowa today, but as broader legalization becomes more likely, it is important for Iowa banks to understand the relevant state and federal laws.Although over half the states have legalized marijuana use in some form, it still remains illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA)...

Is Amazon Liable for Counterfeits?
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., December 2016

The maker of the popular Snuggie blanket, Allstar Marketing Group, LLC, sued Amazon for trademark infringement earlier this week, alleging that the online retailer enabled the importation and sale of counterfeit Snuggie blankets. Allstar claims that an “astronomical number of counterfeit and infringing products are offered for sale and sold on the Amazon Website at a rampant rate.” Counterfeits Are a Huge Problem for Trademark Owners Counterfeit products are a huge problem for trademark owners, especially when purchasers don’t know they are getting a fake...

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Fredrikson & Byron Nationally Recognized as a Best Law Firm for Female Attorneys
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., August 2017

Fredrikson & Byron was named one of the best law firms for female attorneys in the 2017 Glass Ceiling Report by Law360. The report highlights firms that have an exceptionally high representation of female attorneys. Fredrikson ranked in the top 10 for law firms with 150-299 attorneys. Fredrikson was also among the top 20 in Law360’s Smasher list. The list ranks the firms who are ahead of the rest when it comes to the total number of equity partners. Fredrikson ranked fourth, at 32.7 percent, among law firms with 150-299 attorneys. Law360 is an American online news source that covers the entire spectrum of legal practice areas daily. For more information, visit www.law360.com...

Attorney Aleida Ortega Conners Named President-Elect of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., May 2017

Minneapolis (May 2, 2017) - 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. An active MHBA member since August 2011, Conners has served on the Board of Directors for the past three terms, most recently as Vice-President. During that time, she worked with members of the organization to prepare a winning bid package for hosting the 2020 Hispanic National Bar Association Annual Convention in Minneapolis. Conners’ term as President-Elect began on April 20, 2017...

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