MINNEAPOLIS – Lindquist & Vennum PLLP is pleased to announce that Laura Graf has joined the firm’s Minneapolis office as a partner beginning September 19, 2012. Graf joins the firm’s real estate law practice where her experience in commercial development, real property acquisition and development, and leasing will benefit the group’s large portfolio of commercial real estate clients.
With more than a decade of experience in commercial real estate law, Graf handles a wide variety of real estate matters and brings significant experience representing landlords and tenants in connection with commercial leasing transactions. She also acts as primary development and acquisitions counsel for developer clients, acquiring real property for commercial office and industrial developments, multi-family residential developments, and mixed-use developments.
LB Guthrie, partner and chair of Lindquist’s Real Estate Group remarks, “Laura’s background and experience in the commercial real estate arena makes her a tremendous asset to Lindquist & Vennum, our real estate practice, and our clients.”
Graf, on joining the firm, “Lindquist & Vennum provides an excellent opportunity to develop and expand my practice. I’ve built great relationships with Lindquist’s well-regarded attorneys over the years and expect a smooth transition into the firm. “
Graf received her B.A. magna cum laude from the University of St. Thomas. She earned her J.D. magna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law. Graf is admitted to practice in Minnesota and Arizona. She is actively involved in a number of professional organizations, including Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women, Arizona Women Lawyers, Arizona Commercial Real Estate Women and Habitat for Humanity.
Prior to joining Lindquist & Vennum, Graf was a partner with the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg LLP.