I guess you could say I’m pretty down-to-earth. Real earth (as in dirt, land, property, real estate). Real estate has always been fascinating to me; all at once land is full of promise and history. Growing up on my family’s land on the northeast side of the Twin Cities, I watched as that land developed and changed into something new; offering fresh possibilities for future generations.

I love taking part in the ebb and flow of real property and its development. Whether it’s land acquisition and development, commercial leasing or real estate financing, I enjoy what I do. And I’m fortunate to have great clients that are enjoyable to work with.

My clients appreciate that I am a practical, results-oriented negotiator; a skill that allows me to help guide others to decisions, rather than forcing them. I look to produce results that measure up to my clients’ goals. They say I’m pretty unflappable too. I deal with pressure and stress particularly well; so my clients don’t have to. I’m proud my clients know I’m someone they can count on to be responsive, yet approachable, and… well… pretty down-to-earth.

EDUCATION

University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude

University of Minnesota Law Review, Member and associate managing editor

Butler University, B.A., summa cum laude

Butler University Top 10 Student

RECOGNITIONS
MSBA Certified Real Property Law Specialist
2013 – 2015 Best Lawyers in America®
Rising Star® by Minnesota Law & Politics: 2004, 2006, 2009

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES
Minnesota Shopping Center Association (MSCA)
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association

ADMISSIONS
State of Minnesota