Overview

Alyssa 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 Alyssa to apply broad experience to the wide variety of challenges that clients face.

Alyssa 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.

Alyssa is active in the Hennepin County Bar Association, currently serving as the Vice Chair of the Real Property Section. She previously served on the Minnesota State Bar Association Real Property Section Communications Committee for several years. Her current community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors of House of Charity, a Minneapolis non-profit serving individuals in need of housing, food and mental health services, as well as acting as the Vice Chair of the School Advisory Council for St. Joseph’s Catholic School in West St. Paul, Minnesota. Alyssa previously sat on the University of St. Thomas School of Law Alumni Advisory Board and continues to serve on the Alumni Annual Giving Fund Committee and participate in the law school’s Mentor Program which pairs laws students with practicing attorneys to provide practical experience and networking opportunities to law students.

Services

Experience

Real Estate

  • Represented buyer in acquisition of several multi-family properties
  • Represented Minneapolis restaurant tenant in lease negotiations
  • Represented residential contractor in arbitration
  • Represented national landlord in office leasing and related matters

Credentials

Education

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 2005

Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2010
  • Wisconsin, inactive
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2010

Recognition

  • Minnesota Lawyer’s POWER 30: Real Estate and Construction Law, 2021, 2022
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, North Star Lawyer, 2021
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®, Real Estate Law, 2021-2023
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star – Real Estate, 2019-present
  • Real Property Law Specialist, certified by the Real Property Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Attorney of the Year, Group Honoree, Minnesota Lawyer, 2018

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Real Property Section, Chair, 2020-2021
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Real Property Section, Vice Chair, 2019-2020; 2021-2022
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property Section Communications Committee Member, 2016-2020
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Alumni Annual Giving Fund Committee Member, 2014-present; Alumni Advisory Board, 2017-2020; Attorney to Student Mentor, 2016-present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 2010-present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, 2010-present
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, Attorney to Attorney Mentoring Committee, 2014

Community

  • House of Charity, Minneapolis, Member and Board of Directors, 2017-present
  • St. Joseph’s School, West St. Paul, Minnesota, Vice Chair of School Advisory Council, 2019-2020

News & Insights

Publications & Presentations

Presenter, “’Delivery’ in Commercial Real Estate Transactions in the Age of COVID-19,” Hennepin County Bar Association Webinar, June 18, 2020

Presenter, “Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors? Fences and Boundary Issues,” Minnesota CLE, June 6, 2019

“The Intersection of Family and Real Estate Law—What Every Real Estate Practitioner Needs to Know,” Minnesota CLE presentation, January 2019

Author, “How to Break Into Real Property Law,” Hennepin Lawyer, March/April 2017

“Secrets from Seasoned Lawyers: A Guide for the Newer Real Estate Attorney,” Real Estate Institute presentation, November 2016

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