International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce that Michele Thurnblom has rejoined the Firm’s Real Estate & Land Use Group as a Partner in its Minneapolis office. 

Ms. Thurnblom advises clients in all aspects of acquisition, exchange, development, construction, financing, sale and leasing of commercial real estate. She has extensive experience in large mixed-use development projects, common interest community development, the creation and financing of senior and assisted living facilities and multifamily housing projects, as well as office, industrial, warehouse and distribution center leasing. She also provides real estate support for mergers and acquisitions, bond offerings and new market tax credit financings.

She rejoins Dorsey from Honeywell International Inc., where she served as Assistant General Counsel, Real Estate (Americas) and was responsible for managing all real estate legal needs with respect to Honeywell’s “Americas” portfolio of leased and owned properties, which was comprised of 538 sites in the United States, Canada and Latin America.  Before joining Honeywell in 2016, Ms. Thurnblom was a long-time partner in Dorsey’s Real Estate Group.  Before joining Dorsey in 1999, she was a Senior Associate Attorney in the Tax and Legal Services department of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Ms. Thurnblom has a J.D. degree from William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law) and a B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.

“We are very pleased that Michele has returned to Dorsey,” noted Ken Cutler, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “Our Real Estate & Land Use Group in Minneapolis has grown dramatically in the last few years with the addition of some of the top real estate lawyers in the Twin Cities.  Michele’s deep experience and expertise will bring even more strength to this premier group and will enhance our strategic focus on serving the development & infrastructure industry across our global platform. We continue to add talent strategically across the Dorsey platform to better serve our clients around the world.”

“I am delighted to be rejoining Dorsey and its great Firm-wide team of real estate lawyers,” noted Ms. Thurnblom. “I look forward to serving Dorsey’s exceptional client base.”