Faegre & Benson LLP is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have joined the firm in the Minneapolis and Des Moines offices:
Cathleen F. Baraloto is a staff attorney in the firm's intellectual property practice. She concentrates her practice in trademark matters, including trademark clearance and prosecution. Cathy has more than a decade of experience as a senior paralegal at two Washington, D.C. law firms and the American Red Cross. She received her J.D. from George Washington University.
Jonathan L.H. Nygren is an associate in the firm's corporate practice, and he advises clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate issues. He recently practiced law at the Washington, D.C. office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP. Jon received his J.D. from Yale Law School.
David J. Penna is an associate in the firm's corporate practice. He concentrates his practice in international transactional law, with a special emphasis on cross-border finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and restructurings. David was previously an associate with Latham & Watkins LLP in Washington, D.C. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School.
SallyJean Tews is an associate in the firm's corporate practice. She represents public and private companies and private equity firms in a wide range of corporate and transactional matters. SallyJean recently practiced law at the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins LLP. She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
Allen Wheeler is an associate in the firm's real estate practice. He has represented clients ranging from international developers and landlords to emerging local companies and banks in national real estate-related activities. He recently practiced law at Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP in Minneapolis. He received his J.D., cum laude, from William Mitchell College of Law.
Ronald D. Fadness is a staff attorney in the firm's real estate practice. Ron has substantial experience representing and advising real estate developers, brokers, lenders, and commercial and residential buyers and sellers. Ron was previously with the Fadness Law Office, P.C. in Pella, Iowa, and Moyer & Bergman P.L.C. in Cedar Rapids. He received his J.D., with high distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law.