MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Prominent Minneapolis health care lawyers Konrad “Kit” Friedemann and Mary Foarde announced today the launch of FriedemannFoarde, a boutique law firm serving regional clinics, hospitals and integrated health care systems throughout the Midwest.
Friedemann and Foarde bring national reputations for excellence and decades of experience handling the unique regulatory and business challenges facing healthcare providers. Over the last 20 years, Friedemann built a highly successful practice at the Fredrikson & Byron law firm, where he chaired the health care practice for more than a decade, and has been named a leading national health care attorney by Best Lawyers in America since 1991. Foarde brings direct industry experience having spent the last six years as General Counsel to Allina Health System, a $2.8 billion, Minneapolis-based non-profit health care system.
The launch of FriedemannFoarde exemplifies a growing trend in which America’s top legal practitioners, mindful of client demands for value and efficiency, are rethinking the traditional large law firm business model. “As a boutique focused on health care providers, we can offer top-tier service and extensive experience without the cost levels, overheard, or conflicts of interest present at large law firms,” said Friedemann. According to figures reported in The American Lawyer, Friedemann and Foarde join more than 110 partners who left AmLaw 200 law firms last year to start or join small legal practices.
Friedemann emphasized that the boutique’s size would not prevent it from handling large-scale engagements. “Tapping into our extensive professional network to assist on larger matters will allow us to stay nimble, keep our overhead low, and pass savings through to our clients.”
FriedmannFoarde’s Virtual General Counsel Program is a service designed for health care providers that lack the budget or need for a full-time staff attorney. “We’re here to provide our clients flexible and affordable options,” said Foarde, who served as a partner of the Maslon, Edelman, Borman & Brand law firm before her nearly 20-year term at Allina. “For in-house legal staff stretched thin, we’re ready to provide anything from project support to litigation management,” she said.
FriedemannFoarde’s offices are located in the Plymouth Building at 12 South 6th Street, Suite 1020, Minneapolis. For more information, visit www.ffhealthlaw.com.
Wendy Horn, 612-770-6046
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