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


MSBA Certified Real Property Law Specialist

2013 – 2018 Best Lawyers in America®

Rising Star® by Minnesota Law & Politics: 2004, 2006, 2009


Minnesota Shopping Center Association (MSCA)

International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association


State of Minnesota

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, 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 a project to the finish, rather than forcing it. 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.



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