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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 often a business solution and I work to be creative and achieve the best outcomes for my clients. To me, “winning” means finding the 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 (“LIHTC”) developments, including Year 15 disputes. Over the past decade, due to changes in the investor industry, economic conditions, and the legal environment, disputes between LIHTC partners near the end of the 15-year tax credit compliance period relating to investor exits have become unfortunately commonplace. These disputes often include efforts to remove general partners, interference with purchase options or rights of first refusal, and attempts to force sales or buy-outs for more than the amount to which the investor is contractually entitled. I have represented a number of developers and general partners in these disputes, 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 represent owners, developers, and contractors, with a particular focus on the affordable housing industry. I handle contract disputes, construction defect and warranty matters, subcontractor defaults, 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, as well as other aspects of their business, including subcontractor relations.

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 volunteer with the Volunteer Lawyers’ Network’s Housing Court Clinic, assisting pro bono clients with landlord-tenant, rest escrow, and eviction issues.

Advancing and supporting women in the legal profession is very important to me, and I work within the firm to train and mentor junior lawyers and actively participate in our women’s group. I also co-chair the firm’s Lateral Integration Committee and serve on the firm’s Attorney Professional Development Committee. Outside the firm, I serve as Vice President on the Board of the Minnesota Women’s Affordable Housing Network.

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, 2023-2024
Commercial Litigation, 2024

Minnesota Super Lawyers®


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

Board Member & Founding Member

Minnesota Women Lawyers

Hennepin County Bar Association

Federal Bar Association