Laura K. Graf
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Laura K. Graf

Partner
graf.laura@dorsey.com

Overview

With more than 17 years of experience in commercial real estate law, Laura handles a wide variety of real estate matters and has significant experience in representing landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions.  

Laura has also acted as primary development and acquisitions counsel for developer clients, acquiring real property for commercial office and industrial developments, multi-family residential developments and retail and mixed-use developments.

Laura was a committee member and report drafter for the Arizona State Bar Association’s Revised Model Legal Opinion Report. 

Education & Admissions

William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., 1998)

University of St. Thomas (B.A., 1993)

Admissions

  • Minnesota

Experience

Representative Work

  • Representing developers and owners of office and industrial properties in leasing matters for over 2,000,000 square feet of space.
  • Serving as real estate counsel to a local developer/owner in the development of a $30 million project in the western suburbs if the Twin Cities.
  • Handling lease negotiations for Class A buildings in the Minneapolis Downtown Central Business District.
  • Assist multi-family owner in acquisition of multiple apartment portfolios throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota.
  • Assisting a local developer with build-to-suit leases in the Minneapolis warehouse district and Bloomington, Minnesota.
  • Represented an industrial landlord on the lease of 200K square feet of space valued at more than $25M.

Industries & Practices

  • Construction & Design
  • Construction Litigation
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Real Estate & Land Use

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Arizona State Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women, Member
  • Urban Land Institute, Member

Community Involvement

  • Women Run the Cities, Committee Member (2006 – 2014)
  • Our Lady of Grace Church; Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

Accolades

Chambers USA 2018 Leading Individual  Ranked in USA Chambers 2017 Leading Individual 

  • Named one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA (Real Estate), 2018
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America©, 2018
  • Listed as a Super Lawyer by Minnesota Super Lawyers (2016-2018)
Laura K. Graf