Best & Flanagan


Paul E. Kaminski


Paul E. Kaminski is a member of the firm’s Government and Land Development Law, Real Estate Law and Commercial Real Estate Lending practice areas. He acts as the firm’s lateral hiring partner. He provides a broad range of services for clients involved in a wide variety of real estate projects, serving clients such as commercial and condominium developers, individual investors and local and national financial institutions.

Paul’s transactions include acquiring, selling, leasing, construction of and permanent financing for condominiums and commercial projects. He has assisted clients with apartments, office-warehouse and office buildings, restaurants, shopping centers and churches. Paul has extensive experience in municipal real estate development approvals, including zoning and subdivision approvals from local municipalities and he also assists municipal clients with zoning and real estate matters. Paul represents local and national lenders in construction and permanent financing transactions for condominiums, office projects, retail centers and apartment buildings. Paul has been honored as a Minnesota “Super Lawyer” (2004 – present) by Minnesota Law & Politics. Paul is also a licensed realtor with the Barry Berg Group of Coldwell, Banker, Burnet.

Paul plays an active role in community affairs. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota AIDS Project, PFund, ARENA Dance Company and Headwaters Fund and the Animal Humane Society and served as the past Chancellor of St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. For his work, the Human Rights Campaign honored Paul with the Brian Coyle Leadership Award.


  • Georgetown University, J.D., 1983
  • Creighton University, B.A., with Honors, 1980

Practice Areas


  • State of Minnesota
  • State of Nebraska
  • District of Columbia

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association