MINNEAPOLIS — January 6, 2021. Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., is pleased to formally announce that Shawn Alexander, Katherine Johnson, Justin Markell, Robert Singleton and Cody Zustiak have been promoted to shareholders, and Ian Rubenstrunk has been promoted to managing associate.
Shawn Alexander focuses his practice on tax credits and affordable housing. He has experience drafting and negotiating commercial leases, construction agreements, handling title and survey review, and working with local government and state and regulatory agencies regarding zoning and regulatory compliance. He coordinates deals between developers, investors, title companies, lenders, and other parties involved in a transaction.
Katherine Johnson represents clients in varying types and sizes of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and sales of commercial real estate, leasing, land use, and environmental matters. A portion of her practice also involves representing tax-exempt organizations, including formation, governance and application for tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service.
Justin Markell primarily represents renewable energy developers, contractors, lenders, and investors, in all aspects related to project development, financing, construction, and operation. Prior to joining the firm, he was Director of Transactions at one of the world’s largest independent renewable energy companies, where he managed land acquisition, permitting, and other development efforts across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic.
Robert Singleton represents for-profit and non-profit developers, housing authorities, investors, borrowers and lenders in tax credit real estate transactions, primarily involving Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Historic Tax Credits and New Markets Tax Credits. He also has experience with bridge lending and commercial lending. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as an associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he gained valuable experience assisting clients in the areas of state and local tax and international tax.
Cody Zustiak assists individuals and entities with health law, in matters such as responding to complaints by a regulatory board, audits, and proposed discipline against a professional license. With years of experience at the Attorney General’s office, he understands the process of administrative law, including at the Office of Administrative Hearings and Fair Hearings before the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and uses that process to his clients’ advantage.
Ian Rubenstrunk‘s experience in Creditors’ Remedies and Bankruptcy primarily focuses on foreclosures, receiverships, bankruptcies, and litigation involving financial transactions. In the foreclosure space, he has represented banks and other lenders in connection with commercial foreclosures of a variety of property types, both in and out of court. He has been involved in many receivership matters, both on behalf of the lender seeking their appointment, as well as serving as counsel to the receiver and assisting the receiver in its duties. In the bankruptcy context, he has represented a wide variety of constituents including landlords, secured lenders, lessors, asset buyers, preference defendants, and unsecured creditors.