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Jim Wilson Attends The Sonder Shaker Grand Opening

Minneapolis, MN – Vantage Law Group partner Jim Wilson recently attended the grand opening of modern cocktail lounge The Sonder Shaker. The lounge replaced the former NYE’s Polonaise Room located in the Nicollet Island neighborhood. Sonder is part of the block’s redevelopment project that will include an apartment complex and retail space. Wilson worked on the lease agreement and is “Happy to provide legal services for a great new concept.”

Joe Nuñez Teaches at ICSC

Philadelphia, PA – Vantage Law Group partner Joe Nuñez recently taught at ICSC University of Shopping Centers. The course was held at the Wharton business school at the University of Pennsylvania. With co-presenter Oscar Rivera, Nuñez spent almost four hours teaching attendees how to optimize the financial return on retail leases from both the landlord and tenant perspectives. Over 50 real estate professionals, lawyers and business people were treated to a dynamic conversational discussion covering all financial aspects of typical retail leases.

Joe Nuñez elected Fellow in American College of Real Estate Lawyers

MINNEAPOLIS, MN ‑ Vantage Law Group is pleased to announce that partner Joe Nuñez has been elected a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL).  Admission to the College is by invitation only for attorneys through election by current Fellows of the College.

Nuñez received favorable recommendations of ACREL Fellows who concluded that he satisfies the College’s stringent membership criteria. The College, founded in 1978, convenes lawyers distinguished for their skill, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law.

Nuñez became a partner of Vantage Law Group in April 2015 after nearly 20 years with the Target Corporation Law Department, where he represented the company throughout a period of tremendous real estate expansion.  For over three decades, Nuñez has effectively represented parties through difficult transactions and relationships and has become known as a facilitator of real estate transactions throughout the U.S. and Canada.  In 2016 he was named one of 26 Top Latino Lawyers in the United States by Latino Leaders Magazine and has also been named a Super Lawyer by his peers in Minnesota.

Nuñez is a member of the State Bars of Minnesota and Arizona, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Cuban American Bar Association, the Minnesota Shopping Center Association, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.  He earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the Washington University in St. Louis, and his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.

Lydia Lui Joins Vantage Law Group

Minneapolis, MN – Vantage Law Group has hired Lydia Lui as a partner, joining members Jerry Perron, Jim Wilson and Joe Nuñez.

“We are excited to welcome Lydia as a partner in our practice,” Perron said. “Lydia is a creative and thoughtful professional with diverse experience in the Twin Cities real estate marketplace. We’re thrilled that Lydia shares our vision of collaborative and sustainable legal services.”

Lydia comes to Vantage with experience representing a wide variety of clients, including institutional lenders, multifamily housing, developers and retailers.

“I love to help people achieve their goals. 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. Joining Vantage is an exciting opportunity because I will be able to work collaboratively with clients in an environment that fosters great customer service and flexibility while meeting the client’s budget expectations. I’m certainly looking forward to being a part of the Vantage team.”

Before joining Vantage, Lydia was an attorney at Stinson Leonard Street LLP, in-house counsel at First American Title Insurance Company, a regulatory and compliance consultant at U.S. Bancorp, and a professional violinist at Michigan Opera Theatre.

Her project experience includes the development of solar and wind energy projects providing more than 600 MV of renewable energy, acquisition and development of multi-million-dollar commercial real estate projects throughout the United States, advising a regional grocery chain in its expansion, acquisition and development of new stores in new markets, counseling a national retailer in the leasing and development of three 1,000,000+ square foot distribution centers in various locations nationwide, and representing a locally-based retailer in a nationwide expansion and acquisition campaign.

About Vantage Law Group:
Vantage Law Group provides innovative legal advice and services to the real estate and business community. For Vantage Law Group, building sustainable relationships means the client and attorneys work as a team. Our approach allows us to spend more time getting to know each client and its business without busting the client’s budget. We function in a highly collaborative team environment. We put clients first. We highlight responsiveness and flexibility. We are passionate about partnering with clients to facilitate successful outcomes.

Jerry Perron Named Best Lawyer by Minnesota Monthly – The Best Lawyers® in 2017

Minneapolis, MN – Vantage Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that president of the firm, Jerry Perron, has been listed as a Minnesota Best Lawyer for Real Estate Law in the 2017 listing of Minnesota’s Best Lawyers.

Minnesota Monthly has teamed up with Best Lawyers® to provide a reliable resource for readers seeking representation. The Best Lawyers is an annual referral guide that is based on 6.7 million evaluations. These evaluations are comprised of referrals and unbiased peer review. Lawyers are not required, nor are they allowed, to pay a fee in order to be included in this directory – candidates must be nominated and voted in by their peers. Because of this unique referral process, being featured on this list is a source of honor and pride within the legal profession.

With more than 2,000 law firms and over half of the Fortune 1,000 companies utilizing this guide, it has proven to be a leading benchmark of the very best legal counsel in the U.S. since 1983.

Vantage Law Group Recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2017

Minneapolis, MN – Vantage Law Group, PLLC is pleased to announce that it has been ranked a Tier 2 “Best Law Firm” in Minneapolis for Real Estate Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2017.
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. A client of Vantage Law Group commented on The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”:

“Vantage Law Group understands the need for cost-effective real estate work and provides very good service.”

The list of “Best Law Firms,” is published by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® and can be seen at

Vantage Law Group Partner Visits Cuba

Minneapolis, MN – Vantage Law Group partner Joe Nuñez recently spent a week in Havana, Cuba. While in Havana, Mr. Nuñez discussed real estate trends in both residential and commercial properties in the central business districts of Old Havana and Havana Central with several entrepreneurs and visited dozens of sites. The visit coincided with the death of Fidel Castro, adding to the historic nature of this visit.

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