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

Thomas R. Wentzell Shareholder

Thomas R. Wentzell is an experienced attorney in the areas of real estate development, leasing, finance, acquisitions/dispositions, and land use. He joined our team of Real Estate attorneys in 2014 and has focused his practice primarily on assisting real estate clients in their commercial transactions, but he handles real estate matters of all types. He has taught seminars in commercial leasing and is a leader in his field.

Outside of the office, Tom enjoys golf, bicycling, and basketball. An active outdoorsman, Tom is particularly happy if he is with family by (or on!) a lake.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Development
  • Acquisitions and Dispositions
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Multifamily Housing Agency Borrowing (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD)
  • Leasing – Landlords and Tenants
  • Corporate
  • Commercial Lending
  • Minnesota, 2013
  • J.D., University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2013, cum laude
  • B.A., St. John’s University, 2007, magna cum laude
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Board Certified Real Property Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Communications Committee Member, Real Property Section, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Anoka County Bar Association
  • Developing Leaders Committee Member, NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer Rising Star 2022, 2023


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