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John Stout

Fredrikson & Byron PA
Corporations, LLCs & Partnerships


John Stout practices in business organization, finance, and governance at Fredrikson & Byron PA, a law firm headquartered in Minneapolis, with other offices in St. Paul and Mankato, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, Mexico, and China.  John works with start-up, and early stage businesses on organizational, finance and various business matters.   

From 2011 to 2014, John chaired the Corporate Governance Committee (CGC) of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section.  He advises executives, boards, board committees, and individual directors and officers of for-profit, nonprofit, and benefit corporations on a wide range of domestic and international governance and finance matters. 

Stout co-chairs Fredrikson’s Corporate Governance, Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility, and Artificial Intelligence Groups.  John also co-teaches a governance course at the University of St. Thomas Law and is a member of the American College of Governance Counsel. In 2017, he received the Twin Cities Business Outstanding Directors Lifetime Achievement Award for his corporate governance accomplishments and was recognized in 2018 by Minnesota Business magazine in its Power 50 Group. 

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