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Christina Rieck Loukas

My Approach

Every client, every business, every case is different, and the same approach is not right for every matter. I strive to find the best approach for the unique issues of each case so that I can provide the greatest value to my clients. Litigation may be adversarial, but it does not have to be a zero-sum game; there is usually a business solution and I work to be creative and achieve the best outcomes for my clients. To me, “winning” means finding the best, most efficient solution. I am committed to my clients and am invested in solving problems and getting them back to their business.

I focus my practice on real estate litigation and construction law.  A large portion of my real estate litigation practice involves resolving the unique issues that can arise in connection with low-income housing tax credit developments.  Over the past decade, there has been an increase in disputes between partners arising near the end of the 15-year tax credit compliance period, which are complicated disputes requiring specialized knowledge of the low income housing tax credit industry.  I have represented a number of general partners, successfully protecting their contractual rights and preserving affordable housing for the future.  In addition, my real estate practice also includes lease disputes, contract enforcement, and quiet title actions.

In my construction law practice, I handle contract disputes, construction defect and warranty matters, employment-related issues, mechanic’s liens, and insurance coverage disputes.  In addition, I review and counsel my clients on their various contracts, including residential and commercial construction contracts.

My litigation experience also includes shareholder and limited partner disputes, receiverships, banking and securities law litigation, and general commercial contract matters.  I have worked with a variety of industries, including construction, affordable housing, banking, and energy, among others.

In addition to my litigation practice, I have handled a number of pro bono matters over the past several years. I work with the Volunteer Lawyers Network’s Housing Court Clinic, assisting individuals with landlord-tenant and eviction issues. In addition, stemming from my work with the Government Benefits Division of the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis while in law school, I have successfully represented individuals who were denied Medical Assistance and Social Security Disability benefits, and also assisted an individual in receiving a full pardon for a non-violent crime committed in his youth.

Advancing and supporting women in the legal profession is very important to me, and I work within the firm to mentor junior lawyers and coordinate our women’s group.  I also serve on the firm’s Recruiting Committee and the Attorney Professional Development Committee. Outside the firm, I am a member of Minnesota Women Lawyers.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two kids, getting outdoors, hiking and enjoying nature.  I also love to bake and when I can’t get outside, I am usually baking something delicious.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America©

Litigation – Real Estate, 2023

Up & Coming Attorney

Minnesota Lawyer, 2016

Rising Stars

Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2017

Real Estate Lawyer of the Year

Minnesota RE Journal, 2023

Associations & Memberships

Women's Affordable Housing Network

Minnesota Chapter of Women’s Affordable Housing Network

Founding Member

Minnesota Women Lawyers

Hennepin County Bar Association

Federal Bar Association