Clients and peers appreciate Melinda’s hard work and praise her organization, responsiveness and efficiency skills.

Overview

As a strategic legal adviser, Melinda provides practical and effective legal solutions that are tailored to her clients’ needs. She assists individuals and businesses in achieving their real estate goals in a variety of real estate transactions, including purchases and sales, leasing and commercial land development.

Melinda works with developers, investors and builders in drafting, reviewing and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, easements, parking agreements, declarations of restrictive covenants, mixed-use, office, retail and ground leases and other documents related to ownership, acquisitions, sales and development of commercial property.

Experience

Melinda represents a regional healthcare provider and health insurance company in connection with leasing of medical office space, clinic and hospital space in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

She also represents the owner of a class A office building in the southwest suburban Minneapolis/St. Paul area of over 455,000 square feet of office space.

Melinda represents one of the largest residential home builders in the country in connection with its development of residential homes in the greater Twin Cities area.

She’s successfully represented a national developer in connection with the leasing and development of a 90,000 square foot bio-medical building in southeastern Minnesota.

She has experience representing a national real estate investment trust (REIT) in the disposition of over 40 commercial properties nationwide.

Melinda has represented a regional healthcare provider and health insurance company in connection with its 400,000 square foot corporate headquarters lease in suburban Minneapolis.

Recognitions

Recognitions

Recognized in Minnesota State Bar Association’s North Star Lawyer’s Bench & Bar, for providing 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services, 2015-2018

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Children’s Law Center of Minnesota (CLCMN), Volunteer/Pro Bono Attorney

Minnesota Justice Foundation, Board Member

Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)

Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women (MNCREW)

Teach For America, Corps Member, 2009-11

Admissions

  • Minnesota

Education

University of Minnesota School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014

  • Minnesota Law Review
  • President of Women’s Law Student Association
  • Honors in legal research and writing

University of Memphis, master’s degree level courses for teaching certification, 2011

College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, B.A., magna cum laude, Psychology, 2009

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