What I love about real estate is that it isn’t just some abstract legal concept; it is physical and real. You can go visit it. You can stand on it. You can smell it. You can touch it. You can see how it fits into the local neighborhood.  You can also imagine what it can be. There is a finite amount of land on this Earth, but there are infinite possibilities as to how that land can be used, not only in the present moment, but in the decades and generations to come.

I also love that no land is alike; all land is unique. Similarly, no client’s business is the same. I enjoy learning about each client’s business and helping them achieve their goals and dreams. Whether it is working with clients to lease or buy that perfect space, sell property that no longer suits their needs, develop a new solar or wind farm, open a retail store, or build new housing, I am happiest when clients are well-positioned to start their new adventure.

Before I became a lawyer, I was – and still am – a musician. While there may not be an obvious connection between law and music, those long hours spent in the practice room and countless experiences on stage have trained me over the course of several decades to focus intently on the issues at hand, pay great attention to detail, work collaboratively with others, remain calm under pressure, and above all, listen carefully and be responsive to others. While clients appreciate all of these qualities, the latter quality is one of my top priorities in this world of constant noise: to stop, listen, and then think strategically about the best and most efficient path forward. That is what I bring to the table each and every day, and I can’t wait to work together with you.

EDUCATION

William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

Intellectual Property Research Series, Executive Editor

CALI Award in Art, Cultural Heritage and the Law

Justice Rosalie Wahl Scholarship

William R. Hearst Minority Merit Scholarship

University of Southern California—Los Angeles, M.M., Violin Performance

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, B.M., Violin Performance

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES
Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property and Arts and Entertainment Sections
Hennepin County Bar Association, Art & the Bar Committee
California State Bar Association
Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women (MNCREW)
Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association (MNAPABA)
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Minnesota Shopping Center Association (MSCA)

ADMISSIONS
State of Minnesota
State of California

RECOGNITIONS
Twice honored as a North Star Lawyer by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing 50 hours or more of legal services in a calendar year to low income people without expectation of fee.