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Fredrikson attorneys Brian S. McCool and Alyssa M. Troje have been selected by Minnesota Lawyer as POWER 30 Construction & Commercial Real Estate attorneys in 2024. Honorees are respected, influential attorneys selected by Minnesota Lawyer’s editorial team who conducted interviews in Minnesota.

McCool is an experienced real estate attorney with a multi-faceted practice, focusing particularly on representing parties in complex land use and development matters, real estate transactions, and disputes involving real property. From City Hall to the closing table to the courtroom, McCool, Chair of Fredrikson’s Real Estate & Construction Group, spends his days working to find solutions to his clients’ varied real estate and business issues. McCool relies heavily on his business and finance background to understand his clients’ businesses so that he can best help these clients capitalize on opportunities and obtain sensible and efficient outcomes to challenges that may arise. McCool has significant experience partnering with landowners, developers and builders to help them understand and navigate through the various steps that must be taken to make a development project a reality.

Troje works closely with clients to develop tailored, practical solutions to their real estate and business legal needs. She has experience managing all areas of real estate transactions, including lease drafting and negotiations for both landlords and tenants, acquisitions and sales, financing, development, construction and litigation. A varied background in commercial litigation, corporate transactions, bankruptcy and estate planning allows Troje to apply broad experience to the wide variety of challenges that clients face. Troje is a Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Real Property Law Specialist which requires a rigorous approval process, including passing an examination on a broad variety of real estate topics, peer review and documented experience.

Fredrikson & Byron is a leading Midwest law firm working collaboratively to help businesses achieve their goals regionally, nationally and globally. With a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet,” our attorneys bring business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to work with clients and operate as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. The firm’s 375+ attorneys are based in Minneapolis, with offices in Ames, Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Madison, Mankato, St. Paul, Saltillo, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Learn more at, LinkedIn or @FredriksonLaw.


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