Chris' practice primarily focuses on the leasing, acquisition, development, construction and financing of commercial property.

Chris is a results-driven lawyer who strives to find creative ways to resolve issues. Chris regularly represents clients in the acquisition and leasing of office and retail developments. He has substantial experience in drafting and negotiating office, retail, and medical leases for local and national companies throughout the United States. Chris also works extensively with the Mergers & Acquisitions Group on real estate components of corporate transactions, including sale/leaseback transactions. Chris is a frequent lecturer at real estate seminars and is a certified Minnesota Real Property Specialist. 




  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • University of St. Thomas, B.A., Economics and Business Administration, summa cum laude


  • Minnesota


  • Top Lawyer – Real Estate Law, Minnesota Monthly, 2024
  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law, 2013-2024
  • Minnesota Lawyer POWER 30 Top M&A Attorney, 2023-2024
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, 1999, 2003-2006, 2013-2021
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2017
  • Certified Real Property Law Specialist, Real Property Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association

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Professional Activities

  • University of St. Thomas Law School Board of Governors, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Minnesota Shopping Center Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • City of Mendota Heights Planning Commission, Former Member & Former Chair 
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminars, Frequent Speaker

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