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Jonathan W.J. Armour

If I can make someone’s life easier, even if it’s not law-related, I’m happy.

My Approach

I treat every day as an opportunity to help my clients. Whether it’s working together to close a deal and keep the wheels of commerce rolling, taking a hard line position with opposing counsel to protect a client, or simply making a key introduction that opens a door or two, I revel in the give and take of building and sustaining relationships. What keeps me focused and excited is partnering with entrepreneurial minded clients and being an advocate and advisor to ensure their success.

Adding real, measurable value is a cornerstone of my practice. Inherent in adding value is my ability to not only be fastidious in dealing with short-fuse issues, but also analytical about the full spectrum of long-term implications of all transactions. This means determining when we can be flexible to make progress, while weighing and mitigating risk to my clients. I strive to place my clients in the best position possible to make substantive real world decisions. No matter the decision, I do what needs to be done to accomplish the end goal for my clients.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America©

Real Estate Law, 2017-2024

America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

AV Preeminent

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, Peer review ratings

Rising Stars

Minnesota Law & Politics

Associations & Memberships

Minnesota State Bar Association

Business Law and Real Property Law Sections

Wisconsin State Bar Association

American Bar Association

Business Law Section

Ramsey County Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)

Commercial Real Estate Development Association

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)


Board of Directors


Board of Directors, 2011 - 2019

Surly Gives a Damn

Board of Directors

Free Bikes 4 Kidz Minnesota

Member of Development Committee