Attorneys at Fryberger Law Firm Named Best Lawyers in America

Stephanie Ball, Paul Kilgore, David Oberstar and James Stewart of Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick, P.A. were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 (Copyright 2019 by BL Rankings, LLC., of Aiken, SC).   Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded […]



Attorneys at Fryberger Law Firm Named Minnesota Super Lawyers

Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A. is proud to announce seven attorneys: Stephanie A. Ball, Robert R. Kanuit, Paul B. Kilgore, Paul A. Loraas, Daniel D. Maddy and James H. Stewart were named 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers. Only 5% of Minnesota lawyers are awarded this honor each year. Stephanie A. Ball is a graduate of […]


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2020 Legislative Session Recap

The 2020 Legislative Session began in early February with a relatively modest agenda. The state’s two-year budget was enacted during the 2019 Session which left a bonding bill and some potential supplemental spending as the main goals of 2020. Work on those priorities seemed to be progressing normally through the first several weeks of the […]



Lender Alert: Bank Loan Payment Accommodations on Tax-Exempt Bank Loans during COVID-19

Coronavirus and COVID-19 continue to wreak havoc on the economy as governments around the world attempt to mitigate the effects of the global health pandemic.  Federal, state and local governments continue to issue new restrictions and guidelines as new data becomes available.  President Trump declared a national emergency on March 13, 2020.[i]  On the same […]



Client Alert: Remote Meetings under Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law and COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to progress, it also continues to change the way many of us approach our work including both the private sector and public.  This can be a challenge for both private sector employees and public as many have not previously worked remotely.  However, officials of state and local governments face another challenge – […]



COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating an unprecedented situation for businesses. Recent changes to employee leave requirements, bans on more than a limited number of people gathering, and many other issues are emerging on a day-to-day basis. We are monitoring these changes and are ready to help our clients through this difficult period. Please contact us if […]


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Recent Legal Developments

To paraphrase Heraclitus, the only constant is change. That is certainly true in employment law. Here are a few of the most notable recent legal developments affecting area employers and employees. Minimum Wage Ordinance Upheld On January 22, 2020 the Minnesota Supreme Court upheld the new Minneapolis minimum wage law in Graco v. The City […]



The Gas Station That Frank Lloyd Wright Built

Cloquet’s Frank Lloyd Wright – designed gas station received some great attention in the Wall Street Journal on January 29.  Here’s the full story:



Attorneys and staff of Cloquet’s Rudy Law Firm to join Fryberger Law Firm

Attorneys and staff of Cloquet’s 47-year-old Rudy Law Firm will become part of the Duluth-based Fryberger Law Firm, effective Jan. 1, 2020. On that date, the Cloquet firm will be known as Rudy, Gassert, Yetka, Pritchett & Helwig, a Fryberger Law Firm Practice Group. Rudy attorneys and staff will continue to operate out of offices […]


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Attorney Brian Peltier joins Fryberger Law Firm

DULUTH, MN—Duluth-based law firm Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A. recently announced the addition of attorney Brian Peltier to their Duluth office. Peltier graduated cum laude from the University of St. Thomas School of Law and joins the firm as an associate in the Public Finance Practice Group. Peltier brings with him extensive experience in […]