At Fredrikson & Byron, we’ve built a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet” by bringing business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to our work with clients, and by operating as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors.
A proactive, problem-solving mind set runs throughout our service areas, from our traditional legal areas of support like litigation, real estate, and intellectual property to our more consultative practices like government relations and health care consulting. It’s a mind set that enables us to understand and keep client objectives firmly in mind, and to anticipate and address problems before they arise.
Our lawyers blend a common sense approach with “in the field” experience, and we utilize our firm’s strong reputation and our lawyers’ broad networks of business and industry contacts to get things done for clients.
Clients have relied on us since 1948 to help them minimize legal risks and maximize business benefits for great solutions. We look forward to an opportunity to show you what it is like where law and business meet.
Laura is the chair of the Immigration Department at Fredrikson & Byron. She has been an immigration lawyer since 1989, is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, and teaches immigration law at the University of Minnesota Law School. She is also co-author of Immigration Law in a Nutshell. As a founding member of the Academy of Business Immigration Lawyers, a think tank of seventeen premiere U.S. immigration lawyers, she has been especially active in developing its global consortium of immigration practitioners in countries throughout the world.
Splitting her time between Minneapolis and Fredrikson & Byron’s international offices, Laura is committed to developing and providing global immigration services. Concentrating on business and arts-related immigration, Laura works with companies, investors, physicians, engineers, scientists, artists and entertainers, and other professionals in non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters. She also has expertise in I-9 audits, employer sanctions, family immigration, asylum and naturalization matters.