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Jeffrey J. Koerselman

A project is like a Rubik’s Cube, requiring a thoughtful, unique, often complex plan to succeed.

My Approach

My approach on each project is simple: first I listen to my client to understand its business or mission-driven objectives, and then I use that information to create a legal and business strategy to most efficiently achieve those objectives while protecting its legal interests. While I always focus on the most current particular investment terms, debt terms, or tax issues that can impact a project, I also always keep in mind how a particular issue can impact the overall long term financial success of my client.

In name I am a tax attorney, but what I really do is help make affordable housing and historic rehabilitation projects, which are essentially impossible to complete using conventional financing, a reality, by finding creative financing sources and solutions. I view my role as doing much more than simply getting your deal documented and closed. My clients rely on me to provide various types of other services, including the following: identifying and formulating solutions to all types of legal, underwriting, general business and tax risks; handling all types of real estate, zoning, and permitting issues, analyzing and solving complex tax problems, providing a full range of federal and state tax advice; handling work-out situations; obtaining and qualifying projects for all types of capital, rental, or operating assistance programs, managing relationships with investors lenders, and other parties, and acting as a source of business opportunities by introducing our clients to potential business opportunities.

The honest, candid relationships I have with my clients allow me to understand exactly what they need, so together we can tailor each project to the client and the specific deal. In addition, my deep, long term relationships with debt providers, equity providers, agencies, contractors and other professionals play a major role in achieving the desired outcome for my clients.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

Attorney of the Year

Minnesota Lawyer, 2016

Up & Coming Attorney

Minnesota Lawyer, 2009

Associations & Memberships

Minnesota Housing Partnership

Board of Directors, 2009-2017

American Bar Association

Taxation Section

Affordable Housing & Community Development Law Forum

Member of the Tax Credits & Equity Financing Committee, American Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Tax Section
Real Property Section

South Dakota State Bar Association