Clients praise Todd for his ability to "quarterback" a real estate deal from start to finish and maximize the role of each stakeholder involved.

Overview

For each new project, Todd designs an effective strategy and puts together the right team. He is responsive, anticipates issues and provides practical advice, not just a legal interpretation of facts, to meet each client's needs.

Co-chair of the firm's real estate industry group, Todd is both a fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL) and a Minnesota State Bar Association Board certified Real Property Law Specialist. An active volunteer in Deinard Legal Clinic, Todd is a past recipient of the firm’s Pro Bono Service to the Indigent Award.

Before attending law school, he served as a captain in the U.S. Army. Outside of work Todd is a passionate distance runner and endurance athlete. He has completed 22 marathons and two Ironman Triathlons.  

Experience

Represented the sellers in a $74,000,000 multifamily portfolio sale to Sage Apartment Communities

Represented the owner of a class "A" suburban office building in Plymouth, Minnesota, in connection with a $31,000,000 sale to Cantel Medical Corp.

Represented the owner of a class "A" office building in downtown Minneapolis in connection with the $82 million sale to Franklin Street Properties.

Represented the professional services tenant in connection with a 105,000 square foot office lease in downtown Minneapolis with Hines Global REIT.

Represented the owner of a class "A" office building in downtown Minneapolis in connection with a long-term headquarters lease of 66,000 square feet of office space to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, including two rooftop decks.

Represented the buyer of a class "A" office building in downtown St. Paul in connection with the $47 million dollar purchase from The St. Paul Companies/Travelers Insurance.

Represented the seller of a 5.45 acre former Superfund Site in northeast Minneapolis in connection with a $13.7 million dollar sale to Lennar Multifamily Communities, LLC.

Represented the seller of a 251 room hotel in downtown Minneapolis in connection with the $65 million sale to Loews Hotels & Resorts.

Represented the owner of a 475,000 square foot suburban office campus in connection with the proposed Southwest Light Rail Line.

Represented a real estate investment firm in a $43 million acquisition of a class "A" office tower in downtown Minneapolis.

Assisted a large food service business in the disposition of numerous "brownfield" facilities.

Represents a large retail-chain in the acquisition, financing, and entitlement process of multi-state new store development.

Represented a publicly traded financial institution in the $32 million refinance of a hotel.

Assisted a large retail-chain with a $10.5 million sale-leaseback transaction with a public traded REIT.

News & Insights

Speaking Engagements

"Negotiating a Construction Loan Agreement for Multi-Family Real Estate Developments," Real Estate Institute, Minnesota CLE, 2018

"Considerations for Lenders and their Counsel when working with Borrowers and their Counsel," Banking Law Institute, Minnesota CLE 2018.

"Negotiating a Construction Loan Agreement for Multi-Family Real Estate Developments," Real Estate Institute, Minnesota CLE, 2017.

"The Florida-Minnesota Line: Key Distinctions between Florida and Minnesota Real Property Law," Real Estate Institute, Minnesota CLE, 2016.

"The Commercial Lease Agreement – What Are the Real Economics of the Deal?," Real Estate Institute, Minnesota CLE, 2015.

"The Minnesota Medical Cannabis Act and its impact on the MN Real Estate Industry," Hennepin County Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, 2015.

"Dazed and Confused: Understanding the Impact of Medical Cannabis on the Minnesota Real Estate Industry," Minnesota-Dakotas CCIM Chapter, 2014.

Publications

Co-author, Minnesota Real Estate Purchase and Sale Deskbook

Recognitions

Recognitions

Named among The Best Lawyers in America® in the field of Real Estate Law

Elected a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Board Certified Real Property Specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association

Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers® 

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

American College of Real Estate Lawyers

American Bar Association, Real Property Section

Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property Section

Hennepin County Bar Association, Real Property Section

National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Public Policy Committee

Minnesota Shopping Center Association

Sensible Land Use Coalition

Minnesota Brownfields

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • Florida

Education

William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1999

  • William Mitchell Law Review, Executive Editor, 1998-1999

University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A., 1992

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