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Real Experience; Real Knowledge

When real estate matters call for legal representation, Felhaber attorneys have the knowledge, expertise, and commitment you require. Our lawyers work in all key areas of real estate law and serve clients across Minnesota and beyond for all phases of real estate transactions and disputes. Serving both national and local and regional clients throughout Minnesota, Felhaber routinely represents property buyer, sellers, owners, developers, investors, builders, homeowners associations, property managers, tenants, lenders, contractors, and brokers in real estate matters.

Many of our firm’s real estate attorneys have been designated as Certified Real Property Law Specialists by the Minnesota State Bar Association, Fellows of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, and Best Lawyers in America.  Felhaber’s real estate expertise includes:

Examples of Felhaber’s representative real estate clients include the following:

  • Healthcare organization in the acquisition and development of a 135-acre healthcare campus and the construction of a hospital and clinic
  • Developer of 125 acre commercial and residential development in Maple Grove, Minnesota

Felhaber Real Estate Law Experience


  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Easements
  • Leases
  • Licenses
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Tax-free exchanges
  • Title and survey review
  • Contracts for deed
  • Conveyances


  • Commercial development
  • Development agreements
  • Common interest communities
  • Fractional interest developments
  • Entitlements
  • Governmental approvals
  • Industrial development
  • Land use advice
  • Master plan communities
  • Mixed-use developments
  • Multi-family development
  • Planned community construction and development
  • Plats
  • Senior and assisted living facility development
  • Single-family development and multi-family residential planned community development
  • Subdivisions
  • Retail and shopping center development
  • Hotels and other hospitality use development


  • Environmental Impact Statement preparation and processing
  • Compliance counseling and audits
  • Environmental reviews and permitting for land use applications
  • Wetlands regulation and permitting
  • Administrative contested case hearings and enforcement


  • Real estate and construction financing and refinancing structuring, negotiations and loan document preparation
  • Loan workouts
  • Restructuring
  • Title and survey review


  • Assessment collections
  • Association disputes
  • Construction claims and defects
  • Contract disputes
  • Eminent domain actions
  • Evictions
  • Foreclosures
  • Land use disputes
  • Landlord/ tenant disputes
  • Lease disputes
  • Mortgage and lien disputes


  • Property tax appeals
  • Property tax review

Awards & Recognition

Attorneys in our Real Estate Law Practice have achieved practice-related awards and recognitions, including:

  • Tier 1 Minneapolis Real Estate Practice—US News Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms, 2018
  • Tim Hassett selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Real Estate, 2017, Best Lawyers in America©
  • Multiple Fellows of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)
  • Multiple certifications as a Real Property Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Multiple recognitions by Super Lawyers®


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