MINNEAPOLIS — January 15, 2020. Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., is pleased to announce that Todd Urness has been re-elected to the Board of Directors, and Jeffrey Ansel has been elected to the Board. Members of the Winthrop & Weinstine’s Board of Directors each serve a three-year term, with elections occurring on a rolling basis. The Board members for 2020 are:

Scott Dongoske, President
David Aafedt
Jeffrey Ansel
Tammera Diehm
Jon Hoganson
John Stern
Todd Urness
Dean Willer

Jeffrey Ansel’s practice over the years has touched many areas, from securities fraud defense to real estate and title insurance disputes. He has represented financial institutions and their officers and directors in matters involving the FDIC and other regulators, and has foreclosed mortgages and managed “bet the company” cases. He also served on the committee responsible for rewriting Minnesota’s receivership laws, and represents many clients who are court-appointed receivers. He works with real estate management companies, turnaround management companies, and financial institutions in high level consulting and litigation matters, as well as strategic decision making.

Todd Urness represents business and real estate owners, developers and investors as well as banks, syndicators and other financial or lending institutions throughout the upper Midwest in tax credit financing and real estate transactions. He advises on complex development and finance related issues, including the use of tax exempt bonds, tax increment financing, tax credits, joint venture and partnership matters, city, county and other governmental subsidies. He has specific and substantial expertise in multifamily housing development and finance including the development and financing of rental and for-sale housing, as well as commercial and mixed use facilities. He advises clients in all aspects of real estate development, from land acquisition and assembly, joint venture relationships, construction, mezzanine and permanent financing matters as well as the negotiation, documentation and monetization of subsidies such as tax increment financing and tax credits.