For more than 25 years, I have advised a wide variety of clients in asset-based, commercial, construction and real estate lending transactions including revolving lines of credit, term loans, multiple-advance term facilities, syndicated credits and letters of credit, as well as more specialized New Markets Tax Credit, Franchise and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, Historic Tax Credit, municipal bond and Native American tribal financing transactions. My franchise and real estate experience includes the development, purchase, sale and financing of retail, office, industrial and other commercial properties with an emphasis on multi-site retail transactions. I am also heavily involved in the development and financing of wind and solar energy projects throughout the Midwest, including community solar projects and those involving energy tax credits.
In my career, I have worked on both the commercial lending and the bankruptcy/workout side of various financing deals, and I learned long ago that I most enjoy the front-end of putting those deals together. I thrive on helping clients structure transactions, especially ones that are a little out of the box or with some hair on them, and then working through the issues to close the deal.
I work with banks and other lenders, primarily in transactions relating to real estate, tax credit financing transactions, C&I lending and Native American financing. In addition, I also work with developers, investors and financiers on alternative energy projects, mainly wind and solar. Over the past fifteen years I have worked with many clients in the gas and convenience store and QSR restaurant space. At the end of the day, regardless of the type of work I am involved in, what most trips my trigger is developing relationships with my clients and finding solutions to get deals across the finish line.
We emptied our nest in the fall of 2017, so I am figuring what this next chapter outside of work will look like. So far, I am enjoying fat tire biking with my wife, floating on our pontoon, and exploring the ever-expanding world of craft beers. An occasional evening hanging out with my neighbors at backyard bonfires tends to be a great ending to a busy work week.
Honors & Awards
Minnesota Law & Politics, 2005-2006
The Best Lawyers in America©
Real Estate Law, 2018-2022
Banking and Finance Law, 2022