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Real Experience; Real Knowledge

Felhaber Larson real estate attorneys have the knowledge, expertise, and commitment to successfully handle the real estate matters you or your business require. In addition, our real estate attorneys are involved in recommending and drafting real estate legislation, teaching seminars, and providing critical information to clients about developments in the real estate industry and the law.

Our firm’s highly experienced real estate attorneys include numerous real property specialists, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association for having an in-depth understanding of Minnesota real estate law. They work with property owners, developers, builders, homeowners associations, managers, tenants, lenders, contractors, brokers, and individual homebuyers.

Our Real Estate Attorneys’ Expertise Includes:

Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions, Sales, And Leasing

Felhaber’s real estate attorneys are highly skilled in all aspects of the conveyance and leasing of real estate and have represented buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants, locally, regionally, and nationally. These attorneys have extensive experience negotiating, drafting, and reviewing leases and sales contracts for a variety of properties, including office buildings, shopping centers, residential buildings, warehouses, industrial facilities, professional sports facilities, and mixed-use buildings, including the following:

  • Environmental matters
  • Lease drafting, negotiating, and enforcing
  • Real estate business entity formation
  • Real estate purchase and sale contracts
  • Residential leases
  • Tax-free exchanges
  • Title and survey review

Real Estate Development Law And Construction

Felhaber’s real estate attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of real estate development law and construction law, representing real estate contractors, developers, and builders, including the following:

  • Commercial and industrial construction
  • Commercial development
  • Construction agreements
  • Construction and development of common interest communities (condominiums, townhomes, and cooperatives (CICs)
  • Construction claims
  • Fractional interest developments
  • Land use advice
  • Master plan communities
  • Mixed-use residential/commercial developments
  • Planned community construction and development
  • Real estate development agreements
  • Zoning, planning, and government approvals

Homeowners Association (HOA) Law

Felhaber attorneys represent a significant number of homeowners associations in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area, surrounding suburbs and outstate Minnesota. The firm is a member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and a member of the Minnesota Multi-Housing Association. The general services our firm offers to associations include legal advice in the following major areas:

  • Applicability and options under the Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (MCIOA)
  • Association authority and operating structure, and the duties and responsibilities of its officers and directors
  • Collection of past due assessments and foreclosure of assessment liens
  • Development issues, including the homeowners association’s transition from developer/declarant to homeowner control
  • Discrimination and employment matters
  • Drafting and amendment of governing documents
  • Financing matters, including FHA matters
  • Litigation and dispute resolution relating to all types of association matters (homeowner disputes, construction defects, vendor disputes, etc.)
  • Municipality and township issues
  • Operational issues, including general corporate matters, enforcement of covenants and restrictions, management issues, and document interpretation

Real Estate Financing

Felhaber’s real estate attorneys represent regional and local financial institutions and buyers, as well as large, national lenders, in a wide variety of commercial lending transactions, including the following:

  • Creditors’ rights and remedies
  • Financing and refinancing negotiation and restructure
  • Loan work-outs and restructuring
  • Mortgage foreclosures
  • Real estate financing

Real Estate Litigation

Among Felhaber’s real estate lawyers are a number of litigators skilled in all areas of real estate-related litigation, including the following:

  • Construction defect litigation
  • Contract and lease litigation
  • Eviction actions
  • Land use litigation
  • Landlord/ tenant disputes
  • Mechanics’ lien foreclosures
  • Mortgage foreclosures

Property Taxation

The property taxation experts at Felhaber serve clients with an awareness and expertise of the tax aspects of each real estate transaction, including the following:

  • Property tax advice
  • Property tax appeals

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Scott D. Blake

Attorney

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Janice Clark

Paralegal

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Business Corporations and Organizations, Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate

Kareen R. Ecklund

Attorney

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Minerals, Nonprofit Organizations, Real Estate Development

Jon L. Farnsworth

Attorney

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Consumer and Business Services, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Software, Technology

Daniel “Witt” Fram

Attorney

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Banks and Financial Institutions, Closely Held Businesses

Molly A. Gherty

Attorney

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Banks and Financial Institutions, Closely Held Businesses, Common Interest Communities, Real Estate Development

Daniel R. Haller

Attorney

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Closely Held Businesses, Health Care, Real Estate Management Companies

Timothy J. Hassett

Attorney

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Construction, Health Care, Real Estate Development

Christopher S. Hayhoe

Attorney

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Homeowners Associations (HOA), Property Management, Small & Medium-Sized Business

Jacob C. Hendricks

Attorney

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Banks and Financial Institutions, Real Estate Development, Service Providers

Fredrick R. Krietzman

Attorney

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Homeowners Associations (HOA), Multi-Unit Development, Property Management

Thomas J. Radio

Attorney

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Construction, Government, Land Development

Mark S. Radke

Attorney

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Common Interest Communities, Real Estate Development, Small & Medium-Sized Business

Elizabeth G. Roetker

Attorney

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Business Corporations and Organizations, Homeowners Associations (HOA), Real Estate, Real Estate Development, Small & Medium-Sized Business

Richard C. Salmen

Attorney

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Banks and Financial Institutions, Closely Held Businesses, Electric Cooperative Utilities

Stephen E. Yoch

Attorney

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Construction, Manufacturing, Real Estate Development

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