Best & Flanagan


Jeffrey W. Shea


A well-rounded transactional attorney, Jeff Shea has what it takes to complete a successful real estate project. With 25 years of experience in corporate real estate, primarily as Associate General Counsel at U.S. Bank, Jeff understands the complex issues facing today’s commercial real estate clients.

Jeff has a proven track record of providing exceptional legal service for corporate real estate users, owners, investors and developers in a pragmatic fashion while incorporating a unique mix of business and analytical insights gleaned from over 25 years in the industry. Jeff has considerable experience as both an attorney and a business decision maker in all areas of commercial real estate including leasing, development, acquisition and disposition, land use, commercial contracts and risk management.

Jeff’s knowledge extends to both retail and office leasing, representing the interests of both landlords and tenants. He has negotiated, directed and coordinated the development of a build-to-suit office building on a brownfield site, involving complex environmental and tax increment financing challenges. He also has extensive experience in projects involving retail developments and redevelopments. Jeff has overseen several structured transactions designed to achieve favorable tax treatments.

Jeff is committed to providing first class client service in a timely and cost sensitive fashion. Jeff prides himself on being able to complete a transaction with all parties achieving a “win-win.”


  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Minnesota, B.S.B. in Management, emphasis in Finance

Practice Areas


  • State of Minnesota

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Volunteer Lawyer's Network, volunteer
  • Master's Swimming with University of Minnesota