Knowing when to sweat the small stuff – and when not to – gets deals across the finish line.
Contact: P /612.604.6688E /[email protected]
Administrative Contact: Theresa Carpenter P /612.604.6419E /[email protected]
University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., Order of St. Ives, 1999
University of St. Thomas, B.A., cum laude, Business Administration, 1993
Over my career, through all the variety of types and complexity of deals I have worked on, the thing that keeps me going is the satisfaction I get from helping to bring people together to accomplish deals that make sense for each and further their business goals. I always take a pragmatic approach by considering what’s market and the business goals of both sides, to make sure we’re advancing the deal, not obstructing it. Because I have seen so many transactions – including ways they can go wrong – I am able to help steer my clients around any potential issues with efficiency toward closing.
Some of my favorite projects are the development deals – I appreciate working with clients who are entrepreneurial and creative, who can look at vacant land or a dilapidated building and consider the future it could have, and then use the depth of my experience to help make it a reality.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time on the lakes up north with my family, cooking and entertaining with friends, and yoga. I’ve also been learning to play golf … for several decades.
Going into law school, I envisioned myself doing corporate work, rather than real estate. But after I graduated, I got hired by a small firm in Denver, and the first transaction that I worked on was the Denver Broncos’ new stadium. I got to work on so many real estate issues in that one project – development issues, financing issues, leasing and subleasing concerns, concession agreements, and more. I had a wonderful mentor who made sure I attended all the meetings, big conferences with firms from the East Coast and Chicago, and then had the trust in me to get it done, despite the vertical learning curve – and I have been hooked on real estate development and transactions ever since.
I represent developers, owners, operators, investors and lenders in a broad range of real estate matters, including the sale, acquisition, financing and development of real estate. My practice includes guiding the development of residential, commercial and mixed-use projects and master plan communities, including senior housing cooperatives. I also have extensive experience in office, medical office, retail, industrial and stadium lease matters. In addition, I provide advice and counsel to lenders in construction, real estate and asset-based financing and to general contractors and architects in construction contracts and architectural agreements.
Real Estate Law, 2018-2022
Real Estate Law, 2018-2022
Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2011
Board Member, 2016-present
Member and past Board Member, 2007-present
Member, Public Policy Committee
Past Chairperson, Real Property Section
Past Member, Board of Directors