Faegre & Benson

2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 S. Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402-3901
Phone: 612 766 7000
Fax: 612 766 1600
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About the Firm

In 1863 what started as Baker & Daniels’ when Thomas Hendricks, at that time a successful lawyer and later Vice President of the United States, decided to take on a partner due to his workload. Oscar Hord, a former Indiana Attorney General, was the partner he took on and so the firm was named Hendricks & Hord.
After the coming and going of numerous partners and just as many name changes, Baker & Daniels finally emerged as Faegre Baker Daniels. This too has resulted due to the 2012 merger of two successful law firms Faegre & Benson and Baker & Daniels. Today, Faegre Baker Daniels is stronger than ever with the shared values and legal resources of two giants in the field of law and busy serving its clients with extended out-reach into the world and far better communication and teamwork.
Today what sets Faegre Baker LLP apart from its counter parts is its deep rooted commitment to its core values which include, honesty and integrity, teamwork and collaboration, mutual respect and firm mindedness, excellence, hard work, diversity and inclusion, as well as service to the communities. Some of the most profound causes and cases find themselves to be the  pro bono work at Faegre Baker LLP  such as fighting for the legal rights of people with disabilities, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, and children and families; representation of LGBT organizations and individuals; documentation of international human rights violations; provision of legal services to low-income clients in community-based clinics; representation of refugees and individuals seeking asylum; and provision of legal services to nonprofit agencies in our communities.
The commitment of Faegre Baker Daniels towards pro bono work can easily be seen in the Law Firm Pro Bono Project, of which it is a founding member and a signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge. Pro bono work also provides lawyers, paralegals and other professionals employed with the firm priceless opportunities for professional growth. 

The law firm of Faegre and Benson LLP is one of the largest international law firms based in the United States, and represents clients from over 60 countries. The firm has more than 800 highly qualified professionals who are at the top of their particular fields, and help clients in addressing business challenges. Faegre and Benson specializes in Corporate Law, Litigation & Advocacy, Industrial Law, and a number of other areas. The wide range of practice areas, combined with its strong international presence, makes Faegre and Benson LLP one of the top ranking law firms in the world. The attorneys at the law firm of Faegre and Benson LLP have years of experience in handling complex business matters and litigation, and have worked with everyone from multinational corporations to small, family-owned businesses.

Faegre and Benson LLP was founded in 1886 in Minneapolis, Minnesota as Cobb & Wheelright. In 1909, two leading attorneys at the firm, Faegre and Benson, established themselves and took over the practice, prospering over the next decades. Several high profile cases resulted in a huge boost for the firm, and by 2001, the firm had opened two international offices – one in Shanghai, and another in London – to cater to the ever increasing demand of clients. In 2012, Faegre and Benson LLP merged with Baker & Daniels, an Indianapolis based firm dating back to 1863. The merger has resulted in one of the largest law firms on a national and international level - Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.

Faegre and Benson LLP maintains a diverse workforce, and has been recognized for maintaining diversity in the workplace. The attorneys at the firm are also actively involved in Pro Bono work and community service. Faegre Baker Daniels provides legal services to many people who are unable to afford legal fees. With hundreds of attorneys around the world just a phone call away, 10 offices nationwide and 3 international branches, the law firm of Faegre and Benson LLP is ideally suited to address all types of legal, corporate and business related matters.


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Areas of Law

  • Business & Corporate Services
  • Client Technology Solutions
  • Environmental
  • Finance and Restructuring
  • Government
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor, Employment and Benefits
  • Litigation & Advocacy
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Regulatory
  • Tax
  • Wealth Management

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:Can you name some values that are a part of the corporate culture at Faegre And Benson LLP?

A:Faegre and Benson LLP has a corporate culture that is based on the following core values: honesty, integrity, hard work, service to community, diversity, inclusion, teamwork, collaboration, and dedication. The firm encourages all its employees to stand up to these values and dedicate their careers in helping the society through quality legal services. It believes in protecting the legal right of citizens.

Q:Can you tell me about the recent speaking engagements and conferences Faegre And Benson Law Firm?

A:The firm has attorneys and lawyers regularly taking part in major conferences and speeches. These are at state level, federal level and even at global level. The most recent speaking engagements the firm took part have been mentioned here: hydraulics fracturing debate, equity finance 2012, reverse merger conference, and privacy retreat. On the other hand, upcoming events include the fiscal policy matters 2012 Indy bar, ICLEF seminar, and advanced china tax summit.

Q:Faegre And Benson law firm is located in which areas?

A:Faegre And Benson law firm has established itself a one of the oldest and most renowned businesses in the law industry. Starting off with one office in Indianapolis in 1886, the firm has offices in more that 10 cities. You can contact Faegre and Benson law firm at the following locations: Washington DC, Shanghai, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Chicago, Boulder, Denver, Beijing, London, and South Bend.

Q:Can you tell me about s few rankings and awards won by Faegre and Benson law firm?

A:The advocacy skills of Faegre and Benson law firm have been recognized all over the nation. Its success and popularity can be seen through the number of awards it has won for its litigation performance. The firm is one of the first firms in Minnesota to be rated on the top in the index. It is rated as the number 6th in the nation. It is also one of the most popular Go-To- Firms.

Q:Can you brief me on the history of Faegre Benson law firm?

A:Faegre Benson law firm was established in 1863 by Thomas Hendricks and Oscar Hord. Both were popular attorneys from Indianapolis. Initially the firm was named as Hendricks and ford but later changed to Faegre & Benson in 1886 due to change in partnership. The firm focused primarily on corporate law but grew in other practice areas with the passage of time and growth of technology.

Q:Faegre Law Firm provides legal help for cases in which areas?

A:Faegre Law Firm has teams of attorneys working in the following practice areas: client technology law, benefits law, labor and employment law, finance and restructuring law, government relations law, intellectual property law, litigation services, healthcare law, real estate law, construction law, tax law, wealth management law, and regulatory law. The firm provides customized legal solutions in these areas to business clients as well as private individuals.

Q:Does Benson Law Firm contribute to the area of pro bono work?

A:Benson Law Firm has committed itself to performing various pro bono activities. It believes in giving back to the society for non profit motives. Community development and charity work has always been a major objective of the firm. Attorneys working at this firm must dedicate a fixed number of hours for pro bono work, working to help families and individuals struggling in legal disputes.

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Faegre & Benson LLP

2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 S. Seventh Street
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