I grew up in my family’s real estate development business. I learned from the best – my dad. I spent the first decade of my career developing multifamily and mixed use projects, and experiencing the challenges and learning the lessons of the business. I now bring that experience to my practice at Winthrop.
I work with my real estate development clients as partners, providing practical advice from the inception of a project through closing. With a focus on the development of affordable housing, I facilitate the entitlement process, structure financing, coordinate with partners and investors, and ultimately advocate for the best outcomes for my clients and their projects. It really is a privilege to contribute to the construction and rehabilitation of well-planned and thoughtful housing developments – communities experience real, tangible benefits and more families have a decent place to live.
Because I got my start on the business side of real estate development, I understand what it means to be on the other side of the desk – what it feels like when you don’t get a project approved or closed, and what it feels like when you do. These experiences motivate me. They give me insight and allow me to work more closely with my clients to understand their goals and concerns, and craft creative solutions for them.
Outside of my law practice, I also own a specialty real estate business with my family, focusing on renovations of historic buildings.
A Groundbreaking Moment in My Career
Honors & Awards
40 Under Forty Honoree
Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 2015
MSBA North Star Lawyer
Pro Bono Service, 2014
2012 Award of Recognition for Adaptive Reuse of 333 Maiden Lane, Saint Paul
Saint Paul Heritage Preservation Commission and Saint Paul Chapter of the American Association of Architects
Associations & Memberships
Minnesota Housing Partnership
Board of Directors
(Commercial Real Estate Development Association)
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota Association of Realtors
St. Paul Area Association of Realtors
Volunteer Lawyer’s Network
University of St. Thomas School of Law
Minnesota Women Lawyers
Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women
Minnesota Urban Debate League
Advisory Board Member