Best & Flanagan


Real Estate

Real Estate

Best & Flanagan’s Real Estate team offers timely, practical, creative legal counsel that furthers the vision and goals of each client. Our Real Estate attorneys have been involved in defining the Minnesota landscape for decades. We consistently deliver win/win solutions to sometimes complicated obstacles mired in seemingly insurmountable problems. We do not pick fights, but rather keep the focus on getting the job done and building stronger relationships that create opportunities for our clients. We are excellent at providing value, and our clients retain us again and again because they know we make their objectives — ours.

Our attorneys are involved in all aspects of real property acquisition, syndication, financing, development, construction, leasing and dispute resolution. We advise lenders, developers, syndicators, hotel/resort operators, retailers, landlords and tenants, construction and property management companies on real estate ranging from shopping centers, office buildings and multi-family residential projects; to apartments and condominiums; to residential tracks, hotels, recreational and industrial parks; in line shopping centers and regional malls. We also represent such clients before local and regional planning commissions in connection with zoning and variance matters.

Our experience includes drafting and negotiating purchase, sale and construction agreements, commercial leases addressing and overcoming title challenges, coordinating due diligence and dealing with environmental challenges. Our firm advises all parties involved in the development of real estate, from the preliminary planning and design stage through the ribbon cutting ceremony and beyond. We have guided developers, contractors and lenders on challenges pertaining to land use, building permits and entitlements, to name only a few.

We defend property owners, developers, landlords, tenants, architectural and engineering firms, hotels, real estate management and real estate consulting firms involved in litigation, arbitration and mediation. We have effectively resolved disputes involving such issues as the purchase and sale of real property, property line and encroachment disputes, foreclosure, receiverships, insurance coverage, construction defect, contractor and subcontractor claims, surety bond claims and environmental and land use matters.