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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


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...

U.S. Eases Iran Nuclear-Related Sanctions - What Does It Mean for U.S. Businesses?
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., September 2016

Earlier this year, the United States Government (USG) eased certain nuclear-related sanctions against Iran pursuant to “Implementation Day” of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between the “P5+1” countries (United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, France and Germany), the European Union (EU) and Iran. The JCPOA’s purpose is to ensure that Iran’s nuclear program will be peaceful, and on January 16, 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) certified that Iran has fulfilled its initial obligations under the JCPOA...

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Fredrikson & Byron Represents Arctic Cat in its Sale to Textron
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., January 2017

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. (NYSE: TXT), a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, professional turf-care equipment and ground support equipment. Textron Inc. will acquire Arctic Cat in a cash tender offer valued at approximately $247 million plus retirement of bank debt...

Fredrikson & Byron Represents Securian Financial Group in $142 Million Canadian Acquisition
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., November 2016

Fredrikson & Byron acted as legal counsel to Securian Financial Group in its expansion into the Canadian market. Fredrikson represented the financial services company, which has more than $1.15 trillion of in force insurance and $64 billion in assets under management, in negotiating its pending $142 million acquisition of certain Canadian insurance, insurance distribution and technology businesses from ivari, a Canadian insurance company. Securian Financial Group and ivari have entered into a definitive acquisition agreement and the acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017...

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