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People & Practices: June 20, 2022

Susan A. King (left) and Caroline A. Simonson

Susan A. King (left) and Caroline A. Simonson

Moss & Barnett, A Professional Association, announces that Susan A. King and Caroline A. Simonson have been appointed adjunct directors to the firm’s Board of Directors effective May 1, 2022.  Adjunct directors are shareholders who serve as nonvoting members of our board of directors for one year.  The adjunct director program is intended to train future leaders of the firm.

King serves as co-chair of our wealth preservation and estate planning team. She focuses her practice on the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, and guardianship/conservatorship and has experience covering a broad range of services, from the simple estate plan to the administration of complicated estate or trust matters. She also works closely with families to address issues of capacity and planning for disability or death.  King spends a significant amount of time representing clients in the courtroom concerning probate and trust litigation matters, both uncontested and contested.  She is a frequent speaker and author on issues as diverse as capacity, incapacity, undue influence, health care directives, and guardianships and conservatorship.

Simonson is a member of the firm’s multifamily and commercial real estate finance and real estate teams.  She has significant experience representing institutional lenders in commercial real estate finance transactions and primarily represents lenders who originate loans for multifamily housing projects around the country, which loans are then sold to Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae. Simonson also has a broad range of experience in other real estate matters, including representing life insurance companies and banks in financing matters involving industrial, retail, and multifamily projects, and representing commercial tenants in negotiating and preparing lease documentation.


Henson Efron announces attorneys Christopher Burns, Katy Graves, Anne Haaland, Scott Neilson and Lisa Spencer have been recognized as 2021 North Star Lawyers by the Minnesota State Bar Association.

The MSBA recognized over 747 North Star Lawyers who, in 2021, certified that they provided at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services annually to low-income people at no fee and without expectation of a fee.

North Star Lawyers provided over 81,000 total hours of pro bono service with an estimated value of $20 million in free legal advice.


The Minnesota State Bar Association has recognized 49 Fredrikson & Byron attorneys as North Star Lawyers. North Star Lawyers are MSBA members who have provided 50 hours or more of pro bono service to low-income individuals or organizations that serve economically disadvantaged individuals during the 2021 calendar year.

The MSBA recognized the following Fredrikson & Byron attorneys as 2021 North Star Lawyers:

Kristy Albrecht, Jesse Beier, Larry Berg, Lukas Boehning, David Bunde, Marielos Cabrera, Joseph Cassioppi, Clint Cutler, Joseph Dixon III, Rachel Dougherty, Devin Driscoll, Erin Edgerton Hall, John Erhart, Dulce Foster, Melissa Hodge, Lousene Hoppe, William Howieson, Leah Janus, Jade Jorgenson, Gregory Karpenko, John Koneck, Ann Ladd, Navita Lakhram, David Lillehaug, Barbara Marchevsky, David Marshall, Pari McGarraugh, Erik Money, Bryan Morben, Christopher Pham, Zachary Pratt, Jennifer Pusch, Kristy Rogers, Karen Schanfield, Jessica Sharpe, Sandra Smalley-Fleming, Andrea Snook, Richard Snyder, Adam Steinert, John Stout, David Streier, Roxanne Thorelli, Ashley Thronson, Alyssa Troje, Brandon Underwood, Matthew Webster, Allison Woodbury, Roger Yang, and Ryan Young.

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