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Attorney J. Steve Nys joins Fryberger Law Firm

DULUTH, MN—Duluth-based law firm Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A. recently announced the addition of attorney J. Steve Nys to their Duluth office. Nys is a 2008 graduate of William Mitchell College of Law. Shortly after graduation and gaining admission to the Minnesota bar, he began work at Mark T. Signorelli, Ltd., before rising to […]



Fryberger Recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers for Ninth Year in a Row

DULUTH, MN—Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A., announced the 125-year-old practice has been recognized in the 2019  U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ”Best Law Firms”. This is the ninth year since 2010 that Fryberger has been recognized. The firm is recognized in Metropolitan Tier 1, Duluth, MN for Trusts and Estates Law; Metropolitan Tier 2, […]


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Attorney Richard Hansen joins Fryberger Law Firm

DULUTH, MN—Duluth-based law firm Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A. recently announced the addition of attorney Richard Hansen to their Duluth office.   Hansen is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School. Following law school, Hansen clerked for Judge Louise Dovre Bjorkman of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and subsequently worked at a […]



Attorneys at Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A. 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© 2019 (Copyright 2018 by BL Rankings, LLC., of Aiken, SC). Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as […]



Attorneys at Fryberger Law Firm Named Minnesota Super Lawyers and Minnesota Rising Stars

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 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers. Only 5% of Minnesota lawyers are awarded this honor each year.   Stephanie A. Ball was named one […]


Samuel Richie

2018 Legislative Session Review

The 2018 Legislative Session will be remembered more for what was not accomplished than for what was. While the Legislature was able to assemble three major omnibus bills to put on Governor Dayton’s desk – a tax bill aimed at conforming the state tax code to line up with changes made to the federal tax […]


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Managing Your Residential Construction Project

Spring is construction season.  Are you planning a project?  If so, you may find the following tips helpful. First, how do you identify a contractor for your project?  Is the work specialized or general?  Have you used a certain contractor before and been pleased with the result?  Or, can a trusted contractor give you a […]


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Fryberger’s Stephanie Ball Honored as an Attorney of the Year

DULUTH, MN—Stephanie Ball of Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A., has been named one of the 2017 Attorneys of the Year by the publication Minnesota Lawyer after winning a multi-million dollar jury verdict for a quadriplegic woman. Nine years ago, Paige Anderson was a passenger in a car that collided a school bus, paralyzing her. […]


John Gasele

Introduction to Copyright Law

Copyright law is an often misunderstood legal issue that can have big implications for your business.  A copyright is the legal right to control the use of an original, creative work.  Without copyright protection, there would be very little incentive for authors, artists, and others to share their work, or even go through the creative […]


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Christopher Virta Named Shareholder at Fryberger Law Firm

DULUTH, MN—Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A., a law firm headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota, announced attorney Christopher Virta has been made a shareholder. Since 2009, Virta has served Fryberger’s many clients well. He has extensive experience in public finance, economic development, and municipal law. He has used his knowledge to help and educate others, and […]