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Jon J. Hoganson

The more I understand about the deal and what motivates each party, the more effective I can be.

My Approach

In my practice I vigorously represent lenders in a way that drives the deal toward closing. I make sure not only that the documents are drafted in ways that protect the lender, and that we’ve crossed all the “t”s and dotted all the “i”s, but that the borrower has also had a good experience – a concern that is unique to this area. I’ll never be the lawyer who digs in his heels and refuses everything, or be a cupcake and give up everything. I take care of my client, but see that the deal makes it to closing.

With my background in accounting, I love reviewing financial projections and reading through the numbers. But, especially for the deals involving real estate development, I also get to step outside of the numbers, and walk down the street to see the tangible results of my work. I get great enjoyment out of that, even more so when the outcome is helping others, like the educational centers for children with disabilities, job training facilities, or hospitals and cancer treatment centers.

Outside of work, I’m just a family guy – we love going boating and water skiing together.

Bold Perspectives


Lenders Have A Laundry List of Construction Loan Concerns



Honors & Awards

Minnesota Super Lawyers®

(formerly Minnesota Law & Politics)
Top 100, 2004

Recommended in Real Estate

Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers For Business, 2007-2023

The Best Lawyers in America©

Minneapolis Lawyer of the Year: Real Estate, 2016
Banking and Finance Law, 2007-2024
Real Estate Law, 2007-2024

AV Preeminent

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, Peer review ratings

American College of Mortgage Attorneys


Leaders in their Field

Real Estate
Chambers USA

Associations & Memberships

Minnesota State Bar Association

Ramsey County Bar Association

American Bar Association

AV Rating

Hennepin County Bar Association

American College of Mortgage Attorneys