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Fifteen Years of Experience with Commercial Real Estate and Litigation

Tammy is a shareholder in the Commercial Real Estate department and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. With 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 10,000,000 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.

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Areas of Practice:
Commercial Real Estate

  • Evictions – Landlord
  • Financing
  • Land Use and Environmental
  • Leasing
  • Purchases and Sales
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Receiverships
  • Workouts and Foreclosures – Creditor

State of Minnesota, 2004
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2005
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2011

J.D., magna cum laude,
William Mitchell College of Law, 2004

Editor, William Mitchell Law Review, 2003-2004

B.S., magna cum laude, International Business,
Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2001

B.A., magna cum laude, Spanish,
Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2001

Honors and Awards:
Top Women Attorneys In Minnesota Rising Stars, as published in Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Anoka County Bar Association

MNCREW Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women
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

Publications and Presentations:
The Commercial Lease is Signed, Now what? Dealing with Post-Signing Issues. 2018 Real Estate Institute, Nov. 2, 2018, Co-author/Speaker How the USA PATRIOT Act Combats Cyber-Crime, 29 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 921 (2003)

Representative Cases:
Kremers v. Dahl, A13-0367, 2014 Minn.Unpub. LEXIS 70 (Minn. Ct. App. Jan. 21, 2014) (affirming the denial of appellants’ motion for a temporary injunction on cancellation of a contract for deed)

In re: The Jorgenson Family Trust dated March 12, 2001, A12-2292, 2013 Minn. Unpub. LEXIS 578 (Minn. Ct. App. June 24, 2013) (affirming the denial of appellant’s request to terminate the trust on summary judgment, affirming the removal of appellant as trustee after trial, and affirming the denial of appellant’s request for attorneys’ fees submitted after trial)

The Bank of Elk River v. Hinote, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 136421 (D. Minn. 2011) (remanding breach of promissory note action to state court)

In re Schmidt, 453 B.R. 346 (B.A.P. 8th Cir. 2011) (holding that a non-debtor is not entitled to bankruptcy protection and remanding to state court based on non-core issue)

State Bank of Delano v. CenterPoint Energy, 779 N.W.2d 582 (Minn.  Ct.  App.  2010) (holding receiver not responsible for utility bills incurred before appointment)

Brickner  v. One Land Development Company, 742 N.W.2d 706 (Minn.  Ct.  App.  2007) (affirming cancellation of contract for deed and award of damages for slander of title)

Litigation News Release on Winning Verdicts

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