Faegre & Benson

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Faegre & Benson LLP
Faegre & Benson
HeadquartersMinneapolis, MN
No. of offices6
No. of attorneys500
Major practice areasTrial, Corporate, Banking & Commercial, Benefits & Compensation, Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy, Health, Indian & Gaming, Labor & Employment, Patent, Public Finance, Real Estate, Tax, Trusts & Estates, Trademark
RevenueGreen Arrow Up.svg $312,500,000 USD (2008) [1]
Date founded1886
FounderCobb & Wheelwright
Company typeLimited liability partnership
Dissolved2012 (merger with Baker & Daniels to become Faegre Baker Daniels

Faegre & Benson LLP is a predecessor to the firm Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, which resulted after the firm merged in 2012 with Indianapolis-based Baker & Daniels LLP. Even prior to the merger, Faegre & Benson was the largest law firm in Minnesota (ahead of Dorsey & Whitney, its key competitor in the Twin Cities, by number of lawyers) and one of the 100 largest firms headquartered in the United States,[1] with more than 500 lawyers on three continents. Faegre & Benson was established in Minneapolis in 1886 as Cobb & Wheelwright. As a full-service law firm, Faegre & Benson provided legal counseling and litigation to clients in a wide range of practice areas. On August 11, 2011, Faegre announced that it was in discussions with Baker & Daniels regarding a potential merger. The merger was completed January 1, 2012.[2]


  1. ^ a b Am Law 100 (free subscription-must register to view content)
  2. ^ "Possible Faegre Baker Daniels merger would form one of nation's top 50 law firms". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2020-04-14.

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