At Faegre Baker Daniels, clients come first. They drive us to boldly deliver trusted partnerships with experienced lawyers and consultants, peace of mind through time-tested expertise, and insights to help solve business and legal challenges. We courageously innovate to provide creative legal and consulting solutions and world-class service delivery and client experience.
FaegreBD is one of the 75 largest law firms headquartered in the U.S. Our locations span coast to coast, cover the heartland, and extend to the U.K. and China – with regional and national coordinating capabilities across hundreds of jurisdictions. We collaborate to achieve clients’ objectives — bringing together the best-matched expertise and resources from across our global platform. Our 750 legal and consulting professionals partner with clients ranging from emerging startups to multinational corporations, delivering full-service advice customized to each company’s business needs.
Areas of Practice:
Business and Transactions FaegreBD’s hundreds of business and transactional professionals collaborate with for-profit, nonprofit and government entities to execute your transactions, plan and implement growth and succession strategies, negotiate and manage investment and financial needs, comply with governance and regulatory requirements, and operate optimally daily. We team with clients ranging from entrepreneurs and family-owned businesses of all sizes, to Fortune 500 corporations and major international companies. Clients trust us as a partner in their day-to-day operations and in achieving their most significant accomplishments — in the past two years we've been primary deal counsel on 500+ transactions with an aggregate value of more than $145 billion.
Government and Regulatory Our government team – comprised of compliance specialists, lawyers with expertise in various aspects of public sector law and operations, and federal and state government consultants – ensures that you capitalize on those opportunities and meet the challenges head-on. We partner with you to anticipate and manage regulatory changes, implement cost-effective compliance strategies, secure government approvals and funding, and execute government affairs strategies that advance your policy objectives. We help regulated entities navigate interactions with government agencies at both the state and federal level. We also partner with local governments to boost efficiencies and orchestrate major economic development initiatives and municipal projects. Our experienced attorneys and consultants have held elected office, worked as agency and congressional staffers, managed winning political campaigns, led coalitions for policy change and served as in-house compliance counsel for leading companies in various industries.
Intellectual Property One of Minnesota’s largest intellectual property practices with a team of 100+ intellectual property professionals firmwide. We partner with you to cultivate, protect and leverage your creative and intellectual assets on a global scale. We help you take your idea and products from concept to market – and to enter new markets, enabled by our strong presence in the United States, Europe and Asia. We navigate the prosecution of patents and trademarks, grounded in our in-depth knowledge of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and its international counterparts. And when litigation is necessary to defend and leverage your intellectual property, our deep bench of trial attorneys has the specialized and technical expertise to give you a competitive edge.
International With offices in the United States, United Kingdom and China, we advise multinational companies based in the U.S. and overseas on a full range of international transactions and complex cross-border matters, including immigration and global mobility. FaegreBD’s international attorneys have a strong command and understanding of the laws and regulations that govern this global marketplace, as well as the local cultures and corporate environments in which they are applied. Our team brings years of experience in a wide range of cross-border disciplines to deliver tailored guidance and creative solutions to meet the needs of our clients.
Labor & Employment One of the largest practices in Minnesota and among the largest nationwide with traditional labor, employment and immigration expertise. Our team supports you in managing union and non-union employment relationships and complying with the complex web of HR and safety laws and regulations. If you face single-plaintiff or class action litigation, we provide solid defense and a strong trial record. And employers have successfully transferred executives across borders worldwide with our counsel. Subject matter specialists in each of these areas collaborate and integrate advice to help you avoid employment issues and manage them effectively if they do arise.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution A top business litigation practice in Minnesota, our litigators offer powerful courtroom skills and regularly take cases to trial before juries, judges, or arbitrators. We also develop strategies to win or resolve cases early, aligning our approach to your goals. We bring specialized expertise to disputes ranging from business torts and contract claims to putative, nationwide class actions. Our team includes members of the American College of Trial Lawyers and American College of Appellate Lawyers; former U.S. Supreme Court clerks, as well as federal and state courts of appeal and district court clerks; former federal and state prosecutors; mediators and arbitrators; and litigation managers. With litigators licensed throughout the United States, we collaborate to advocate for you across the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Product Liability From product development to production, sale and beyond, we deliver solutions for manufacturers, distributors and retailers worldwide throughout the product life cycle. We counsel on regulatory compliance and risk management to reduce potential liability. When you face a product recall or litigation, our rapid response team goes to work for you immediately, providing support ranging from efficient recall administration to national trial counsel or settlement counsel services to align with your specific business goals. Our product liability trial team is deeply experienced in high-stakes multidistrict litigation, has defended clients in nearly every state and is nationally recognized by general counsel in the BTI Litigation Outlook 2018. By partnering with you to protect the products that are crucial to your business, we provide peace of mind.
Real Estate, Construction and Environmental Whether you are involved in real estate development, construction, ownership, finance and/or investment, or simply a corporate user of real estate, our team of real estate, construction and environmental attorneys partner with you to advance your business goals. We help drive real estate and construction projects forward using innovative strategies to ensure smooth completion and mitigate risk. Our deep bench includes lawyers who advocate when real estate and construction disputes arise, maximize eminent domain compensation, and manage property tax and environmental liabilities. Together, we provide results-driven service for all types of real estate, with particular expertise in office, retail, hospitality, restaurant, industrial robotics and automation, alternative energy, mixed-use and multi-family properties. Through strong service and a leveraged, efficient and cost-effective approach, we partner with you to achieve your objectives while maintaining cost predictability.
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 S. Seventh Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-3901