Jason has significant title, survey, and real estate experience, including the preparation of acquisition, drilling, division order, and mortgage title opinions covering fee, state, Indian, and federal lands.

Jason has prepared thousands of title opinions in more than two decades of practicing law. These opinions have included many complex issues related to subdivided portions of incorporated cities and unincorporated townsites, railroad right-of-ways, navigable rivers, and Lake Sakakawea. In addition to preparing title opinions, Jason has reviewed title commitments, surveys and other title due diligence materials for energy and corporate clients in a variety of transactional matters. His real estate practice includes assisting clients with title, survey, and other due diligence matters associated with oil and gas exploration, renewable energy development, and acquisitions and sales by private equity funds and their portfolio companies.

Jason has experience representing clients in Iowa in all facets of real estate transactions and disputes including title opinions, purchase agreements, leases, easements, foreclosures, mechanics liens and subdivision of property. Prior to joining Fredrikson, Jason practiced law for six years in the Des Moines area as a general practitioner, with a focus on real estate law.



  • Prepared oil and gas title opinions including original townsites, various metes and bounds outlots, platted subdivisions, numerous railroad mains and spur lines, and other township, municipal and county-related matters in North Dakota.
  • Prepared oil and gas title opinions including the Yellowstone River and opinions including the Missouri River, both where it remains a free-flowing river and where it is now part of the Garrison Dam reservoir (Lake Sakakawea) in North Dakota.
  • Prepared oil and gas title opinions including significant ownership interests contained within secondary recovery/enhanced recovery units in North Dakota.
  • Prepared thousands of title opinions for residential, agricultural and commercial properties.
  • Reviewed title commitments, surveys, leases, and other related due diligence documentation for energy and corporate transactions.
  • Represented individual and corporate clients in all areas of real estate transactions and disputes.



  • Drake University Law School, J.D., 2001, cum laude
  • University of Iowa, B.A., 1998


  • Iowa, 2001
  • Minnesota, 2007
  • North Dakota, 2008
  • Wyoming, 2015

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Professional Activities

  • The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law (formerly Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation)
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Real Estate Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota

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