Recognized by Midwest Real Estate News as the top Minnesota law firm for real estate.
Recognized by Midwest Real Estate News as a top Minnesota law firm for real estate.
Minnesota Supreme Court Decision Provides Right to a Jury Trial for Claim to Recover Attorneys’ Fees
S. Jamal Faleel, September 2012
Real Estate Legislative Update
2012 Minnesota Legislative Session
Christopher J. Dolan & Tim Billion, Summer Associate, September 2012
Minnesota Court of Appeals Rules That State Building Code Trumps Contrary City Regulations
Joseph G. Springer, August 2012
Minnesota Lawmakers Do Away With Independent Contractor Exemption Certificates
Peter J. Diessner, August 2012
I‑9 Audit Surges Continue: Federal Enforcement Continues to Target the Construction Industry
Loan T. Huynh, August 2012
Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds Service of Mechanics’ Lien by Party
Joseph G. Springer, August 2012
When it comes to real estate, vision and determination can lead to extraordinary results. But, dreams and project realities are often separated by complex issues, which can slow or stall projects of all types and sizes.
At Fredrikson & Byron, our attorneys help clients from the ground up. Not only have we negotiated hundreds of purchase, sale, lease, development, finance, and construction deals in virtually all market segments, we get those deals done. The result? Over 60 years of successfully closing client deals for everything from industrial parks and office buildings to shopping centers, housing developments, and mixed-use projects. In fact, our ability to help clients complete deals was recognized by Midwest Real Estate News, which placed Fredrikson & Byron as the top Minnesota law firm for the second year in a row.
At Fredrikson & Byron, our attorneys help clients from the ground up.”
Our Real Estate practice group offers a comprehensive range of services, including:
Purchases and Sales. We advise sellers and buyers on all issues related to the sale and purchase of real estate, including contract negotiation, due diligence, title examination, physical condition of properties, zoning and regulatory matters, environmental matters and closing the transaction.
Financing. We regularly represent both lenders and borrowers in structuring, documenting and closing loans and other credit facilities. In addition, our nationally recognized public finance practice gives us the expertise to act as bond counsel, lender's counsel or borrower's counsel in bond financings.
Workouts and Foreclosures. We have successfully negotiated and implemented a multitude of reorganizations and other loan restructurings. Because we have represented many different interests in troubled real estate projects, we offer practical advice to clients who want to preserve maximum value in an adverse situation.
Condominiums/Townhouses/Cooperatives. We have extensive experience in structuring residential and commercial common interest communities. We help our clients create large mixed-use commercial/residential master association developments, or convert previously occupied properties into commercial, residential, or mixed-use common interest communities.
Construction. We have experience in all aspects of the construction process, including negotiation and drafting of design and construction contracts, project finance, bid issues, change orders, extension of time and disruption claims, mechanics' liens, bond claims, mediations, arbitrations, litigation, and project close-outs.
Land Use and Environmental. We regularly advise clients on land use development and redevelopment challenges, municipal zoning appeals, environmental review and compliance issues, and environmental disputes and claims. This includes guiding clients through the sale, purchase, financing or development of contaminated "brownfield" sites.
Leasing. We represent landlords and tenants in all types of lease transactions, including retail, office, industrial, ground, and warehouse space leases. Our attorneys skillfully help clients achieve their goals in a cost-effective way.
Multifamily Housing. We provide a full range of services related to multifamily and senior citizen housing, including land acquisition, land use and environmental approvals, real estate tax analysis and planning, structuring the appropriate ownership entity, and arranging financing. Our attorneys understand complex multi-layered financing structures involving HUD, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac loans or credit enhancements, subordinate debt, and local, state, and federal grants.
Real Estate Tax Planning. We provide tax planning advice to clients, which helps them reduce or eliminate the tax consequences of real estate transactions. Click here for more details.
Eric S. Anderson
Jeffrey R. Benson
Larry J. Berg
Kristin N. Blenkush
Katie L. Cole
Charles F. Diessner
Peter J. Diessner
Christopher J. Dolan, Chair
Jeremy P. Duehr
Linda H. Fisher
Nena M. Fox
Johanna M. Franzen
Brent A. Haase
John M. Koneck
Jason M. Marino
Brian S. McCool
Jody L. McGinley
Nola A. McNeally
Andrew J. Neumann
Sherrill R. Oman
John G. Patterson
Mary S. Ranum
Howard A. Roston
David C. Sellergren
Jeffrey J. Serum
Joseph G. Springer
Howard G. Stacker
Susan D. Steinwall
Jon E. Strinden
Mark W. Vyvyan
Todd E. Zimmerman
Bradley R. Cashman
Jason R.S. Cassady
Michael R. Cummings
Timothy J. Eschweiler
Timothy L. Kingstad
William P. Pearce
David R. Phillips
Jillian R. Rupnow
E.W. Gentry Sayad
Marc W. Sugden
Diane M. Wehrman
Thomas R. Wilhelmy