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Jake Hendricks acts as outside general counsel to clients in all areas of real estate, banking, business, construction and commercial finance matters, as well as related litigation.  Jake frequently advises real estate developers, property managers, investors, construction companies, brokers, homeowner’s associations, and other businesses and individuals on complex real estate, finance and commercial transactions.  Jake’s practice has a significant emphasis on real estate development projects, and he regularly represents clients throughout the entire development process, including subdivision and entitlements, partnership documentation, and construction and long term financing.

Jake likewise has extensive experience in the development, conversion and administration of common interest communities, such as residential, commercial and mixed-use condominiums, cooperatives, and planned communities. He also routinely negotiates and closes property acquisitions and dispositions, commercial lease agreements (both landlord and tenant), financing arrangements (both debt and equity), construction contracts, easements and restrictive covenants and many other residential and commercial real estate matters. In addition, Jake represents numerous lenders in closing new construction, real estate and asset-based loans. Jake’s commercial lending practice ranges from complicated multi-property portfolios to single asset or entity acquisitions. Jake also regularly litigates real estate, business and banking disputes in both state and federal courts.

Last, both prior to joining Felhaber and today, Jake is a developer and business strategist on new developments, acquisitions, and dispositions for a regional self-storage developer and operator based in Fargo, ND.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate and Banking
    • Commercial Leasing and Real Estate
    • Real Estate Development Law
    • Landlord-Tenant Law
    • Property Acquisitions/Dispositions
    • Mortgages and Loans
    • Loan Modifications and Work-Outs
    • Lien Enforcement
    • Banking and Finance
    • Construction Law
    • Common Interest Communities and Homeowner’s Associations
  • Litigation
    • Business Litigation
    • Real Estate Litigation
    • Construction Litigation
    • Shareholder Disputes
    • Commercial Collections
    • Debtor-Creditor Law
    • Mortgage Foreclosures and Creditor Rights
    • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Business Law
    • Corporate Law
    • Commercial Transactions
    • Business Formation
    • Business Loans and Secured Transactions
    • Mergers and Acquisitions

Professional Certifications, Awards and Designations

  • Named a Super Lawyer® – multiple years
  • Named a Rising Star® by Super Lawyers – 2012
  • Alumnus – Leadership Twin Cities, Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota, 2008
  • North Dakota, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • CCIM – Board of Directors and Program Committee
  • Minnesota Self-Storage Association – Board of Directors


  • J.D., University of St. Thomas School of Law – Minneapolis, MN, cum laude, 2008
  • B.A., Concordia College – Moorhead, MN, Business and Economics, cum laude, 2004

Jacob C. Hendricks

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  • “AIA A401 – The ‘New’ 2007 Contractor-Subcontractor Agreement”
  • “BIM – The Legal Implications of Building Information Modeling”
  • “Change Orders and Extra Work Requirements: Tools for Change”
  • “ConsensusDOCS 750 – The ‘New Contractor-Subcontractor Agreement”
  • “Easing the Pain: Property Tax Appeals”
  • “Getting Paid in Troubled Times – Confronting a Client-in-Default”
  • “How to Respond to a Construction Defect Complaint – Under Minn. Stat. §327A and Minnesota’s
  • Notice of Repair Statute”
  • “I Want Out of the Deal – Minnesota’s Statutory Cancellation”
  • “Six Steps for Landlords to Maximize Eviction and Collection Efforts”
  • “The Tenant Isn’t Paying – Unlawful Detainer and Collection in Troubled Times”
  • “Two Old Dogs Learn New Tricks: A Comparison of AIA A401 and ConsensusDOCS 750”
  • “Two Old Dogs Learn New Tricks: A Comparison of New AIA and ConsensusDOCS Standard Forms”


  • “Dealing with Difficult Tenants” — 2011 CCIM Roundtable
  • “Commercial Leasing, Evictions and Collections” — 2010 Hennepin County Bar Association
  • “Getting Paid in Troubled Times – Confronting a Client-in-Default” — 2010 Fargo-Moorhead Chamber of Commerce
  • “Landlord/Tenant, Unlawful Detainer and Collections” — 2009 Real Estate Institute
  • “How to Respond to a Construction Defect Complaint” — 2008 Felhaber Real Estate Seminar
  • Legal Aid, Volunteer
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Mentor


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