Tammera R. Diehm is a shareholder with extensive expertise in real estate and leasing matters. In her practice, Tami has represented local and national clients of all types and sizes in lease negotiations, lease settlement agreements and unlawful detainers. She has negotiated and successfully closed numerous real estate transactions involving multiple levels of government approvals and financing. Tami also regularly appears before local governments and regulatory agencies on behalf of clients seeking land use and permitting approvals. As the current city attorney for a first ring suburb, and an elected city council member in another suburb, Tami is able to use her legal expertise in land use and zoning issues as well as political and practical expertise that she has gained from working with city staff and other elected officials to help clients understand and analyze the various legal – and political – options that are available in real estate and development issues.
In addition to land use and real estate, Tami has extensive experience representing both for-profit and tax-exempt organizations on a variety of issues including formation, tax and general governance. She has assisted organizations with compliance matters involving the Internal Revenue Service, the Minnesota Attorney General’s office, the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board and the Federal Election Commission. Tami provides general counsel services to a number of for-profit and non-profit clients of varying sizes throughout the Twin Cities area and is a frequent speaker on issues related to lobbying and corporate political involvement.
Prior to joining the firm, Tami served as a judicial extern for Federal Magistrate Judge Jonathan Lebedoff (2003) and clerked for the Honorable Russell A. Anderson, Minnesota Supreme Court, 2003-2004. Tami lives in the City of Columbia Heights where she is serving her third term as an elected member of the City Council. She also serves as a member of the Economic Development Authority and as the Chair of the Housing and Redevelopment Authority. Tami is an appointed member of the Metropolitan Council’s Land Use Advisory Committee as well as the Nicollet-Central Policy Advisory Committee. Tami has been recognized by her peers as a Rising Star, 2007-2012, and for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Municipal Law and Land Use Zoning, 2010-2013.
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2010