Twin Cities firm expands to S.D. with father-son lobbyist team

Jan. 7, 2019

Frederikson & Byron, a Twin Cities law firm, is expanding its government relations practice in South Dakota.

The father-and-son team of Bill and Robert Peterson have joined the firm’s practice to do government relations consulting, including state and local lobbying.

“We are pleased Bill and Robert have joined our team to expand our already strong government relations practice to South Dakota,” said Kevin Goodno, chair of the firm’s government relations group. “Their reputation, connections and experience make them strong and effective advocates for their clients in working with policy makers in South Dakota.”

Bill Peterson is a former majority leader of the South Dakota House of Representatives and has advocated for businesses and nonprofits in the U.S. Congress and multiple state legislatures. He most recently served as vice president of development at LSS.

Robert Peterson’s background includes working on political campaigns for candidates, organizations and coalitions, as well as developing policy initiatives related to South Dakota issues in fields such as tourism, workforce development, habitat preservation, agriculture and rural revitalization.

“We are excited to join Fredrikson & Byron’s government relations group,” Bill Peterson said. “Fredrikson brings a solid reputation of working with business and nonprofit clients throughout the upper Midwest. As South Dakota continues to grow and diversify its economy, the depth of experience that Fredrikson provides will enhance the government relations consulting work that we will do for our clients.”

Fredrikson & Byron is a 275-attorney law firm with offices in Fargo and Bismarck, N.D.; Des Moines; St. Paul; Saltillo, Mexico; and Shanghai, China.

Twin Cities firm expands to S.D. with father-son lobbyist team

Frederikson & Byron, a Twin Cities law firm, is expanding its government relations practice in South Dakota.

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