Serving clients throughout the Red River Valley, North Dakota and Minnesota, Dorsey's Fargo office focuses primarily on labor, employment, commercial and business litigation. In addition to the services of the Fargo office, clients have easy and direct access to a wide range of legal services such as estate planning, trusts, taxes, business advisory services (including buying or selling a business), employee benefits, compensation and much more.
Doug Burgum, CEO of Great Plains Software when it was acquired by Microsoft commented: “We always had a vision that we were NOT going to be a local company. . .That’s why we hired Dorsey & Whitney (legal counsel). . . because they understand the global economy and we knew that the scale for software was global. We didn’t have to be constrained by distance.” (Prairie Business Magazine, June 1, 2008)
Sarah Herman, Office Head in Fargo, has been named in Best Lawyers in America since 1994,and was recently named “Lawyer of the Year 2011” by Best Lawyers in America. She is also recognized as a Super Lawyer in Labor and Employment, and Sarah is the only lawyer in North Dakota who received Chambers USA highest ranking: a star.
The clients served by the Fargo office reflect the local and national character of the office. Many have roots firmly in the Red River Valley such as: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota, Nodak Mutual Insurance Company, and MDU Resources, Inc. Other clients have national presence with local involvement such as US Bancorp, CNH America, Cavendish Farms, and Otter Tail Power. Equally important are smaller corporate and individual clients whose legal needs are well served by the Fargo office.
While our clients benefit from the access to the resources of our international law firm, the personal, responsive nature of the services will be distinctly local.