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Christopher Hayhoe’s practice focuses on business and real estate law, with expertise in planning, construction and association issues.

Christopher’s business clients include corporations, associations, limited liability companies and partnerships engaged in a wide variety of industries. He serves as general counsel for several of these companies, and supplies advice and assistance on legal and business issues they face.

Christopher has considerable experience in construction law including contracts, defects claims, mechanic’s liens and payment bonds, eminent domain and boundary law. He is a lecturer to industry and professional groups on real estate and construction law topics.

Christopher is a past president and chair of the firm’s board of directors.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
    • Real Estate Finance Law
    • Real Estate Development Law
    • Construction Law
    • Commercial Real Estate
  • Business Organizations and Transactions
    • Corporate Law
    • Shareholder Disputes
    • Partnership Law
    • Limited Liability Company Law

Professional Certifications, Awards and Designations

  • Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • Recognized as a Super Lawyer®, Minnesota Law & Politics, in Litigation and ADR
  • Rated “AV Preeminent” (highest rating) by Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1978
    Minnesota, 1978

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Associations (Real Property and Construction Law Sections)
  • Trial Law Institute
  • Diversity Law Institute


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude, 1978
  • B.A., St. Olaf College, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1975

Construction Lawyers Society of America


  • Assignments and Subletting, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education seminar, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Sept. 2010)
  • Finding the Right Solution to Unresolved Boundaries and Resolving Boundary Disputes Without Going to Trial, National Business Institute seminar, Bloomington, Minnesota (Jan. 2008)
  • Hunger Solutions Minnesota, Board Member, Treasurer, Executive Committee
  • Dunwoody College of Technology, Member of Steering Committee for Construction Management Degree Curriculum


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