William F. Forsyth Honored by Hennepin County Bar Association Family Law Section for Dedication to Professionalism

June 20, 2013

William F. Forsyth, an attorney at Minneapolis law firm Henson Efron, has been honored with the 2013 Professionalism Award by the Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA) Family Law Section. As a member of the Hennepin County Bar, Forsyth is highly respected by the bench and bar and was selected based on his contributions to the legal community, his respect and reputation within the legal community and his commitment to the highest of professional standards.

For the past 39 years, Forsyth has focused extensively on family law, particularly in complex cases involving significant assets, incomes, business valuations and complicated financial situations. Forsyth has dedicated himself to representing his clients’ best interests and promoting effective resolution of disputes.

“Bill Forsyth was honored with the HCBA Professionalism Award by the Family Law Section as a result of his courteous demeanor to attorneys and court staff,” said James Vedder, HCBA Family Law Section co-chair. “Bill provides an excellent example to all lawyers of how to be an effective advocate for his clients while also being a well respected attorney by his peers.”

Forsyth has been practicing at Henson Efron since 1974. In addition to his practice at Henson Efron, Forsyth serves as a volunteer attorney for the Volunteer Lawyers Network (formerly known as the Legal Advice Clinic), a commitment he has fulfilled for many years. He is an active member of the Judson Memorial Baptist Church, having served in various positions over the years. He has also served on the Board of Directors for various non-profit organizations and has coached a number of Minneapolis Park Board youth basketball and baseball teams.

“Bill is a consummate professional who was and remains a major influence on me and others in our firm,” said Alan C. Eidsness, attorney at Henson Efron. “He is a mentor who teaches by example under the belief that all clients are entitled to respect and dignity, as well as vigorous legal representation. Bill also taught me to treat opposing counsel with candor and courtesy.”