Iain represents clients in commercial real estate transactions including purchases and sales, leasing transactions, commercial development and real estate lending.


Iain focuses the majority of his practice on the financing of affordable housing projects and construction loans. He also regularly acts as local counsel providing opinions on various real estate matters.


Iain represented the lead lender and administrative agent in a $24 million hotel development project in downtown Minneapolis.

He also represented the lender in a $25 million project involving low-income housing tax credits, federal historic tax credits, state historic tax credits, municipal bonds, public agency grants and conventional loan financing.

Iain represented a NYSE publically traded REIT in all stages of the acquisition of a resort.

He has also represented a REIT, headquartered in New York, in the acquisition of triple-net retail leases throughout the nation.

Iain has assisted a developer in all stages of the acquisition and development of a boutique hotel and residential condominium on Lake Minnetonka.

He has also assisted a national retailer in the acquisition and development of stores across the nation.

Iain currently represents a national homebuilder in the acquisition and development of single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums. 

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Co-Presenter, “Negotiating Construction Loan Agreements for Multi-Family Developments,” Minnesota Real Estate Institute, 2018



Named to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America© "Ones to Watch" list

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

National LGBT Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association 


  • Minnesota


University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with high distinction, 2013

  • Order of the Coif
  • Journal of Gender, Race and Justice, Senior Symposium Editor, 2012-2013
  • Dean's Award for Contracts and Sales Transactions
  • Faculty Award for Business Associations

Macalester College, B.A., Political Science and Sociology, magna cum laude, 2010

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Sociology Faculty Award
Jump to Page

We use cookies on our website to improve functionality and performance, analyze website traffic and enable social media features. For more information, please see our Cookie Policy.