MINNEAPOLIS — January 2, 2024. Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., is pleased to formally announce the elevation of six new Shareholders, and three Managing Associates. Steve Kool, Jessica Lindstrom, Paul Manda, Trina Sjoberg, Sam Thompson, and Tony Todero have been promoted to Shareholders and Josh Curry, Joey Novak, and Olga Tymouch have been selected as the firm’s Managing Associates.

Steve Kool represents developers of multi-family affordable housing projects utilizing various incentives, including Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, to finance projects, focusing on all aspects of representation from the purchase agreement to closing on the debt and equity financing to ensure that each project is successful.  Prior to joining Winthrop & Weinstine, he practiced law in-house, and applies that experience to his representation of clients to inform communication and collaboration.  Steve also serves as a mentor through the University of St. Thomas School of Law mentorship program.

Jessica Timmington Lindstrom represents clients in every aspect of estate planning, trust and probate administration, and probate, trust, guardianship and fiduciary litigation. She has a particular focus in Elder Law, and advises clients in long-term care planning, government benefits, disability planning including special and supplemental needs trusts, along with an extensive practice area in guardianship and conservatorship.

Paul Manda represents developers, investors and lenders in utilizing Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to finance affordable housing developments and help promote community development in under-resourced areas. In addition to his work with tax credits, he also represents clients with investments in structured financial products. He regularly assists clients with purchase agreements, conveyance documents, partner disposition documents, construction contracts, organizational documents, land issues, loan documents, equity documents, security offering documents, due diligence and other matters.

Catherine “Trina” Sjoberg is a MSBA Certified Real Property Law specialist who represents developers, owners, operators, investors and lenders in a broad range of real estate matters, including the sale, acquisition, financing and development of real estate. Her practice includes guiding the development of residential, commercial and mixed-use projects, including senior housing cooperatives. She also has extensive experience in office, medical office, retail and industrial lease matters. In addition, Trina provides advice and counsel to lenders in construction, real estate and asset-based financing.

Samuel Thompson represents clients in the development of real estate projects, including those involving federal and state tax credits. He assists and advises his clients in navigating complex tax, regulatory and financing structures associated with such tax credit financing. He regularly works with his clients in facilitating their entitlements process, negotiating site control, advising on title related matters, structuring financing and underwriting for the transaction, and coordinating with project partners, investors and lenders. He has vast experience in assisting clients who build ground-up construction, acquiring and rehabilitating existing multifamily properties and coordinating the acquisitions and dispositions of large multifamily portfolios.

Anthony “Tony” Todero represents global, national, regional, and community banks, life insurance companies, and other institutional lenders in a variety of financial transactions, including commercial real estate and other asset-based lending, public and private finance on bond transactions, C&I loans, syndicated and club credits, loan participations, and senior and mezzanine financing. He also has significant experience representing borrowers, helping to negotiate loan transactions to fit the client’s business needs and aspirations. Tony has closed many agricultural and agribusiness loans, and as a faculty member in the agricultural track of ABA Commercial Lending Schools and the Agricultural Lending Institute at California State University, Fresno, he has unique insight into agricultural lending issues. (AT approved 12.8)

Joshua Curry represents clients in a range of corporate matters related to mergers & acquisitions, including corporate, limited partnership and limited liability company formation and structuring, drafting agreements, corporate governance, and due diligence matters. His experience also includes drafting and negotiating purchase agreements, escrow agreements, and other transaction documents. In addition, Josh helps clients develop strategies to structure transactions in a variety of securities matters, including corporate governance, debt and equity financing, and securities law compliance.

Joey Novak represents multifamily housing developers that utilize low-income housing credits to provide affordable housing in various areas of need across the country.  He regularly assists clients with organizational documents, diligence matters, purchase and sale agreement, title and survey review, drafting and review of construction and architect contracts, and debt and equity financing document review.  In addition, he also has experience in closing a number of complex and multifaceted projects using an array of various public and private sources of financing, coordinating with lenders and investors and their respective counsel to navigate such projects up to and through closing.

Olga Tymouch represents clients in litigation in a wide range of industries. She has extensive experience in law and motion practice on procedural, substantive, and dispositive issues in courts across the country, as well as discovery, arguing motions and attending court conferences, and working with expert witnesses to prepare for testimony.