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John D. Nolde

I help filter through the noise in order to make the right decisions to move forward.

My Approach

It’s rewarding to take an old, falling-down building, and bring it back to life. I help clients with the complex work of taking something that is underutilized and turning it into an economic engine, for example, like we did with the Schmidt property – formerly a brewery, it sat empty for 10 years, and was a dead zone in the neighborhood that wasn’t safe to walk past. After working with my client for years, it is now the Schmidt Artist Lofts – with 250 people living, working, and going out in the neighborhood. I enjoy the challenge and satisfaction of creating something where there was nothing, in a way that helps my clients be successful. I work with them to get to the bottom line of their concerns and needs, and push through to make sure the deal gets done.

Outside of work, I coach my son’s basketball team, and attend all of my daughter’s swimming meets – and watch the Minnesota Vikings when I can.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America©

Real Estate Law, 2016-2024

Attorney of the Year

Minnesota Lawyer, 2016

Rising Stars

Minnesota Law & Politics, 2010