Title: Distributorship


Thomas B. Archbold



Thomas Archbold

Firm: Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Address:200 South Sixth Street
Suite 4000
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
United States of America
Fax:+1 612 492 7077
Email:Send an Email
Local Time:Tue. 14:38
Web site: Direct Page


Tom is a shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron and practices in the areas of corporate, commercial, mergers and acquisitions, renewable and “green” energy, distribution and franchising law. He provides legal counsel to many manufacturing and service companies. His experience includes drafting and negotiation of purchase and sale of goods agreements, exclusive and nonexclusive manufacturing/supply contracts, services contracts, distribution and sales matters (including sales representative agreements), licensing and leasing, shareholder issues (including minority shareholder disputes and buy-sell agreements), as well as initial entity formation issues, sales and purchases of business (including franchisees and franchisors), and noncompetition, nonsolicitation and non-circumvention agreements. Tom has served as counsel to small businesses as well as to Fortune 500 companies.

Tom is a Certified Public Accountant. He was appointed Volunteer of the Year in 1993 by the Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Tom currently serves as an advisory council member for MEDA’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program.


Areas of Practice


  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Workouts
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate
  • Emerging Business
  • Energy
  • Family Business
  • Food, Drug & Medical Device
  • Food, Drug & Medical Device Regulation
  • Franchise
  • Life Sciences
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-Competes & Trade Secrets
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Renewable Energy
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Tax Planning & Business Organization


Bar Admission


  • Minnesota, 1989
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1990
  • Wisconsin, 2001



  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1989, magna cum laude
  • St. John’s University, B.S., 1984, magna cum laude, Accounting