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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

Sean Kearney

Sean KearneyShareholder

Ryan Murphy

Ryan MurphyShareholder


Nexus in a Post-Wayfair World
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., June 2018

A merchant of goods and services that makes sales in multiple states is no longer required to have physical presence in a state in order to be subject to sales and use tax in that state. In a 5–4 ruling issued on June 21, 2018 (South Dakota v. Wayfair), the U.S. Supreme Court rejected its 50-year-old bright-line physical presence rule, calling it “unfair and unjust” to brick‑and‑mortar stores and an improper judicially-created limit on the “states’ ability to seek long-term prosperity.” All nine justices agreed that the physical presence rule is problematic...

Cyber Insurance for Financial Institutions
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., May 2018

Many financial institutions already realize the importance of cyber insurance coverage, but a joint statement issued by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) last month further emphasizes the need for inclusion of cyber insurance in your risk management program. Current regulations do not require banks to have cyber insurance coverage, but it can prove to be a critical policy as the number and sophistication of cyber incidents increase. Traditional general liability or business interruption policies do not always provide effective coverage for all potential exposures caused by cyber events. Often cyber events are excluded all together from these policies...

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Fredrikson & Byron is the First Private Law Firm to Receive the Sam Dalton Capital Defense Advocacy Award
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., November 2018

Fredrikson & Byron has been recognized by the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (LACDL) as a recipient of the 2018 Sam Dalton Capital Defense Advocacy Award for the firm’s pro bono work relating to four death penalty cases in Louisiana. Fredrikson & Byron is the first private law firm to receive this award. Honorees will be recognized at the Justice Albert Tate, Jr. Banquet on Friday, December 7, 2018, at the Bourbon Orleans in New Orleans...

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...

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