Ivy’s dual background in law firm and in-house settings gives her a unique perspective and understanding of the business and legal concerns that effectively and efficiently drive your commercial real estate decisions.

Overview

Ivy’s real estate and commercial finance clients benefit from her national transactional experience and local legal knowledge. She combines her knowledge of the markets with a rare determination and commitment to structure transactions that are in sync with her clients’ business objectives.

As a commercial real estate and finance attorney, Ivy helps clients buy, sell, finance, construct and lease real estate. She advises lenders, borrowers, owners, developers, landlords and tenants on local and national real estate transactions. Ivy thrives on the interplay of structuring real estate deals and the financial transactions that drive them. In addition to her work for new and established clients of the firm, Ivy often serves as Minnesota counsel in multi-state transactions.

Experience

Ivy represented a national construction lender in aggregate credit facilities totaling $34,000,000 for redevelopment of urban multifamily housing project and community center combining low income housing tax credits, new markets tax credits, fundraising, and city and county incentives.

When a local hospitality group was ready to expand from leased restaurant spaces into self-owned, custom-built properties, Ivy provided step-by-step advice on land acquisition, financing, and municipal redevelopment agreements.

A Minnesota-based full-service construction and development company benefits from Ivy’s landlord-side experience in drafting complex commercial leases for its specialized properties within the largest public-private partnership in state history.

As part of a multidisciplinary team of Stinson attorneys advising a prominent non-profit organization, Ivy analyzed the real estate holdings and loan obligations of a potential merger target and prepared a comprehensive-but-accessible summary to guide the Board’s assessment of the risks and benefits of the transaction.

Ivy’s colleagues in Stinson’s Corporate Finance, Private Business, and Tax, Trusts and Estates divisions rely on her industry experience when their clients enter, exit, or reorganize real estate and lending ventures.

Prior to joining Stinson, Ivy was assistant general counsel for a privately-held real estate company based in New York City. She provided legal counsel to a diversified owner, manager and developer of real estate with over 20,000 residential units and 13 million square feet of office, industrial and retail space in several states.

Ivy’s interest in real estate law began before law school, as a paralegal for the nationally-regarded real estate practice of a Chicago law firm. She worked with the firm’s attorneys to help a major client close 16 portfolio retail real estate transactions totaling over 300 assets nationwide in less than three years despite adverse market conditions.

During law school, Ivy was an extern with the New York City Law Department and Queens County District Attorney’s Office.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

Publications

"Leasing Issues That Impact Company Transactions and Operational Decisions," Stinson Business Law Update, April 2019

"Are You Ready for the LIBOR Phase-Out?" Lunch and Learn presentation to the Commercial Finance Association of Minnesota, September 2018

Recognitions

Recognitions

Highest Undergraduate GPA, Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy Class of 2008

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • Illinois 

Education

Columbia Law School, J.D., 2014

Northwestern University, B.S., summa cum laude, 2008 

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