A consummate professional, clients rely on John’s adept counsel to structure their real estate transactions and accomplish core business goals.


Named among The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of real estate law and real estate litigation, John focuses his practice on real estate transactions, including purchase, sale, financing, land development, construction and leasing.

John’s deep understanding of the key role real estate plays in business operations and individual assets benefits clients as he advises them on the complexities of real estate, ownership, development and finance across all facets and sectors. He blends real estate experience with a foundational knowledge of business law as a trusted advisor to for profit and nonprofit entities in all aspects of their operations. John draws on the resources of one of the largest and most experienced practices in the Midwest to counsel on all types of real estate transactions and litigation matters.


John provides legal counsel on complex residential and mixed-use housing and redevelopment projects in the Midwest and represents one of the largest and most innovative residential homebuilders in the country.

He is widely respected for his experience with land assembly, fueling market-leading real estate projects in areas ranging from wide open suburban communities to dense urban cores.

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Named among The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of real estate law and real estate litigation.

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Professional & Civic Activities

Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property and Business Law Sections

Hennepin County Bar Association

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  • Minnesota


William Mitchell College of Law (Mitchell Hamline School of Law), J.D., 1975

University of Minnesota, B.A., 1971

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