Attorneys at Law

Commercial Real Estate

Messerli & Kramer’s commercial real estate attorneys are personable, well-rounded, and responsive.  Knowledgeable in our field, we are experienced, deal makers and creative problem solvers.   The best results happen when we collaborate with our clients early in the project. With strategic thinking, hard work and attention to costs and timeframes, we make our clients’ real estate business our business.  We have developed a team approach to handling real estate projects and we pride ourselves on being involved and responsive to our clients’ needs.  We are closely integrated into all of Messerli & Kramer’s practice areas to provide sound advice and minimize risk for our clients.

We represent developers, contractors, and builders in acquiring and developing land, including procurement of entitlements, building, financing, leasing and managing all types of real estate projects. Our clients are retailers, landlords, real estate investors and property managers who acquire, operate, manage, and sell real estate. 

We bring our reputation and long-standing relationships with title companies, surveyors, engineers, architects, environmental consultants, real estate brokers and loan originators to more effectively serve our clients’ interests.  

Certified as a Real Property Specialist by the Real Property Section of the Minnesota State Bar:
     Paul W. Anderson 
     Michelle R. Jester
     John W. Lang
     Brett A. Perry


The Real Estate team at Messerli & Kramer was pleased to represent affiliates of Kelly Doran and Doran Companies in the divestiture of two student housing apartment buildings from Dorman Compaies' portfolio. Paul Anderson led the team at M&K which included Katie GettmanSunny BeddowMary Anderson, and Robby Tejeda. To learn more about the sale, see the story on

John Lang and Daniel Schleck spoke as part of the 2016 Commercial Real Estate Forum on June 14, 2016, co-sponsored and facilitated by Messerli & Kramer’s Real Estate Practice Group, with other co-sponsorships from the University of St. Thomas and Finance & Commerce.

The event is approved for 2 credits of CLE.  To hear the presentation, click here.