Attorney Jennifer L. Hodge Burkett Joins Fredrikson & Byron’s Des Moines Office

July 22, 2014

Attorney Jennifer L. Hodge Burkett joined Fredrikson & Byron as an officer in the firm’s Des Moines office. With over 12 years of experience in real estate and corporate law, Hodge Burkett assists developers in drafting and enforcing land use agreements, including covenants, use restrictions and easements for residential and commercial properties as well as with platting and obtaining necessary approvals for real estate developments.

She also advises entities with regard to title matters in various states, including Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska, and has experience with both abstracts and title insurance. In addition, Jennifer counsels entities regarding real estate purchases, sales and disputes. She negotiates and enforces leases for shopping centers and various commercial developments and also serves as local counsel and provides local counsel opinions for entities operating or owning property in Iowa. In addition to her real estate experience, she advises corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships regarding organization, general operation, contract negotiation and dissolution matters. She also facilitates mergers, asset sales and stock sales between various entities.

“Jennifer has an outstanding skill set that will strengthen our ability to serve our real estate and business clients in Iowa and throughout the Midwest,” said J. Marc Ward, officer at Fredrikson & Byron.

“I am thrilled to be joining such a respected law firm,” said Hodge Burkett. “I look forward to being part of this growing team and offering expanded areas of expertise to my clients.”

Fredrikson & Byron is a 275-attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Monterrey, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Fredrikson & Byron has 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. More information about the firm is available at Follow us on LinkedIn and on Twitter @FredriksonLaw.

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