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Fredrikson & Byron welcomes three new attorneys: James C. Brand, Peter Thomas and Laura J. Wanger.

People & Practices – October 31

James C. Brand

Fredrikson & Byron welcomes three new attorneys: James C. Brand, Peter Thomas and Laura J. Wanger.

Brand is a senior associate with the firm’s Bankruptcy Group; Thomas is an associate in the Intellectual Property Group; and Wanger is an associate for the Property Tax Appeals and Litigation Groups.

Brand has represented and advised small and large businesses, commercial lenders, and individuals in the areas of debtor/creditor law, bankruptcy, commercial litigation and related matters.

Thomas, a former compliance officer for a large medical device company, has experience preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications. He offers his clients a unique legal perspective; before becoming a lawyer, he worked as a senior engineering consultant for an international firm and as an engineer for the aerospace and automotive industries, including work on Air Force Two.

Peter Thomas

Wanger is an attorney with experience in litigation matters, property tax appeals and federal tax issues. Before joining Fredrikson & Byron, Wanger worked in commercial property management for seven years.

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Fredrikson & Byron has re-elected William Brody, Clint Cutler, David Glaser and Ann Ladd to serve on its Board of Directors. They join Steve Dickinson, John Erhart, John Koneck, Steven Quam and Chairwoman Mary Ranum, who are currently serving board terms.

Dulce Foster was elected to the Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Board of Directors. Re-elected members of the board include attorneys Todd Wind and Jim Dorsey, joining current officers Adonis Neblett and Sue Steinwall.

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Laura Wagner

Several Dorsey & Whitney lawyers were recently recognized in the annual Best Lawyers publication:

Douglas R. Christensen was named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Minneapolis Labor Law — Management Lawyer of the Year.

John W. Windhorst Jr. was named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Minneapolis Litigation & Controversy — Tax Lawyer of the Year.

Katherine A. Constantine was named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Minneapolis Litigation — Banking & Finance Lawyer of the Year.

Kenneth L. Cutler was named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Minneapolis Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year.

Marianne D. Short was named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Minneapolis Litigation — Antitrust Lawyer of the Year.

Thomas D. Vander Molen was named the Best Lawyers’ 2012 Minneapolis Public Finance Law Lawyer of the Year.

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