The specialty field of Real Property Law is the practice of law in Minnesota dealing with matters relating to real property transactions including but not limited to, real estate conveyances, title searches, leases, condominiums, mortgages, and other liens, property taxes, real estate development, real estate financing, and determination of property rights, all with consideration to related fields of law.

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Jessica Thomas

Certified Legal Specialists Director
(612) 278-6318

Real Property Board

Karen Barte Bjorkman Chair
Todd D Ahlquist    
Timothy J. Hassett
Paul Kilgore
Laura L. Krenz
Thomas J. Radio
Gary A. Renneke
Catherine (Trina) Sjoberg


Interested in becoming a MSBA Real Property Law Specialist?

The Real Property Section  Communications Committee is sponsoring a free monthly brown-bag lunch study session to prepare for the exam. Each study session will be centered around a topic that may appear on the exam. The study group meets the third Thursday of every month.

The next session is 12-1 PM on Thursday, July 20, at the MSBA. Kathy Martin, Malkerson Gunn Martin, will be moderating the topic of Land Use Regulation. Participants will be asked to review the course material relating to each topic in advance of the session.

Remote participation is available. Attend one or attend all! Email Jessica Thomas at to register and order materials.