Shana assists clients with a wide array of real estate matters including purchasing and selling land, leasing commercial properties, platting and subdividing property, or seeking other land use approvals.

She works collaboratively with clients to assure that their goals are met. Shana strives to provide efficient and comprehensive legal services in complex real estate transactions and is committed to being responsive to client needs.




  • University of Minnesota Law School. J.D., 2012, magna cum laude
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 2009, magna cum laude, high distinction


  • Minnesota, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2020


  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2022

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • University of Minnesota Law School, Adjunct Professor, Contract Drafting


  • Just Deeds, (discharging racially discriminatory covenants), Pro Bono, 2021
  • Dakota County Coordinated Community Response Committee (focusing on response to domestic and sexual violence), Member of Planning Committee, 2017-2021
  • Lakeville High School Mock Trial, Volunteer Coach, 2019-2020
  • Criminal and Juvenile Justice information Advisory Group: Collaborative Relationship and Funding Committee, Member, 2018-2021

News & Insights

Publications & Presentations

Co-Presenter, I Didn’t Think About That… A Look at 5 Issues That May Impact a Lakeshore Purchase, Minnesota CLE: Buying, Selling and Owning Lakeshore Property in Minnesota, June 10, 2022

"Juveniles Locked in Limbo: Why Pretrial Detention Implicates a Fundamental Right," 96 Minnesota Law Review 2150, 2012

Presenter, Padilla 201—Practical Challenges Since Padilla v. Kentucky, Minnesota State Bar Association, November 2019

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