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200 Coon Rapids Blvd. NW, #400
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Tammy J. Schemmel Shareholder, Board of Directors

Tammy is a shareholder in the Commercial Real Estate department and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. With over fifteen years of experience, Tammy handles a wide variety of commercial real estate matters. She has significant experience in representing buyers and sellers of hotels and landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions. She represents owners of office, warehouse, and retail properties in leasing matters for approximately 12,000,000 square feet of space, including four first class buildings in downtown Minneapolis.

Tammy also has experience litigating commercial real estate matters and she employs that knowledge while negotiating commercial real estate transactions. Before joining Barna, Guzy & Steffen, she served as a clerk for United States Magistrate Judge Janie S. Mayeron of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial real estate
  • Evictions – landlord
  • Financing
  • Land use and environmental
  • Leasing
  • Purchases and sales
  • Mechanic’s liens
  • Receiverships
  • Workouts and foreclosures - creditor
  • Minnesota, 2004
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2011
  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 2004, magna cum laude
  • Editor, William Mitchell Law Review, 2003-2004
  • B.S., International Business, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, 2001, magna cum laude
  • B.A., Spanish, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, 2001, magna cum laude
  • Mercy Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, 2020
  • Anoka County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women (MNCREW)
  • Women Run the Cities Committee, Course Captain, 2018, 2019
  • Minnesota Shopping Center Association, Marketing Committee, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property Section Council, 2018-2020
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota Rising Stars, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Rising Star, Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Super Lawyer, Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2023
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation


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