Alex Sellke

Alex Sellke



Using an approach that emphasizes straightforward advice and creative solutions, Alex counsels owners, developers, investors, lenders, and tenants in all facets of commercial real estate transactions.

Education & Admissions

William Mitchell College of Law (Juris Doctorate, 2014),

  • magna cum laude
  • Editor, William Mitchell Law Review

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (B.S., 2006)


  • Minnesota


Representative Work

  • Ongoing representation of a retail developer in the development of a shopping center and sale of undeveloped parcels to retail users.
  • Negotiate joint venture agreements, purchase agreements, and facility management agreements on behalf of senior living and assisted living developer.
  • Assist industrial property investor in all aspects of the acquisition and financing of industrial real estate, including the acquisition of a multi-site portfolio in Indiana.
  • Assist in the representation of renewable energy developers and investors, including acquisition of a 100 MW solar project and leading title clearance on a 280 MW wind energy development.
  • Represent institutional lender in the negotiation and closing of loans secured by office buildings, retail complexes, and industrial facilities.
  • Advise landlords and tenants in all aspects of commercial leasing, including representation of big box retail tenants, institutional office landlords, and mid-market retail users.
  • Represented multi-family housing developer in the acquisition and assemblage of multi-parcel site and in the negotiation of public and private financing.
  • Advise contractors, subcontractors, and owners in connection with the negotiation of construction contracts.

News & Resources

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey & Whitney Names New Partners

Industries & Practices

  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Development & Infrastructure
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Real Estate & Land Use

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Young Leaders Group, Urban Land Institute
  • Developing Leaders, NAIOP


Contributed 50+ Pro Bono Hours in 2021

  • Contributed more than 50 Challenge pro bono hours, 2021

North Star Lawyer

  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2018-2019
Alex Sellke