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I'm an attorney who represents lenders in documenting and closing commercial loans, loan workouts, collections, and foreclosures. I approach workout and collection files with a combination of legal and business advice and common sense that has been a proven solution for minimizing any losses and maximizing return. I have also successfully represented debtors negotiating loan workouts with lenders. This experience has given me unique insight into the thought processes on both sides of the equation, which in turn has bolstered my ability to achieve the best result possible. In addition to representing lenders and the occasional borrower, I have significant experience representing real estate investors, businesses, developers, landlords, and tenants in the acquisition, development, leasing, and financing of commercial real estate. In these matters, my philosophy doesn't change: minimize the client's risk and exposure, and put the client in a position to maximize the return on investment.


Practice areas


  1. Debt Agreements: 33%
  2. Real Estate: 32%
  3. Foreclosure: 20%
  4. Banking: 10%
  5. Commercial Real Estate: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Winthrop & Weinstine

225 South Sixth Street
Suite 3500
Minneapolis, MN, 55402

Minneapolis, MN



MNAuthorized to practice200608/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2010 Up & Coming AttorneyMinnesota Lawyer2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateBarna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd.2006 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Anoka County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Representation of national bank in $13.5 million multi-loan transactionSuccess
Representation of a national bankNewly Constructed Building Looks Great
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Publication nameTitleDate
Minnesota Contracts DeskbookAssignment and Delegation2009
Congress and Sports Agents: A Legislative History of the Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act (SPARTA)SPARTA: Will Regulating Sports Agents with Federal Regulation Work?2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of St. Thomas School of Law - MinneapolisLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Saint John's UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2003