Real Property Law

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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Next Exam Date

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Exam FAQs

How will the exam be offered? This exam will be offered virtually.

How and when do I apply?
The deadline for applying is May 1, 2021. The Standards and an Initial Application can be found at or you can press the 'Click here to begin' button at the top of this page. 

How long is the exam? 4 hours.

What will be on it? Five short answer essay question and fewer than 40 multiple choice questions.

Who grades the exams? Each essay will be graded against the model answers by a Certification Board member.

Do I need to be a member of the MSBA? No, membership in the MSBA is not required of certified specialists. 

How many attorneys are MSBA Certified Real Property Law Specialists? Currently there are 286.
For more information contact: Thea Anderson | | 651-789-3758


Real Property Board

Thomas Radio, Chair
Todd Ahlquist, Vice Chair   
Laura Krenz
Gary Renneke
Catherine (Trina) Sjoberg
David Meyers
Chad Novak
Julie Nagorski