Minnesota Real Estate Attorneys

Need a specialized Minnesota Real Estate Attorney? Buying, selling, renting, leasing or investing in property all comes with different rules and regulations.  Whether you are confused about the conditions outlined in your lease or have been served with a letter of intended foreclosure, it is important to have a legal professional on your side.  The Minnesota Real Estate Attorneys at Dudley and Smith, P.A. are experienced Minnesota real estate attorneys helping property owners, developers, builders, homeowners’ associations, managers, landlords, tenants, contractors, lenders, and individual home buyers across Minnesota and Wisconsin with real estate and property law issues.

Buy, Sell and Invest With Confidence

Speaking to a real estate attorney before signing any agreement can provide you with the confidence to know that you are making the right decision and minimizing the chance for legal problems down the road. This can make the whole decision a lot smoother and provide you with the confidence and security needed to move on with the transaction. Early legal intervention is often the best defense against property disputes. The Minnesota Real Estate Attorneys at Dudley and Smith, P.A., we represent clients in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.


Homeowner’s Association Law

Whether you live in a neighborhood governed by a Homeowner’s Association or you sit on the governing body of an HOA, Dudley and Smith, P.A.’s experienced Minnesota Real Estate Attorneys  can help with your HOA legal issues, including:

  • Enforcement of covenants and restrictions
  • General corporate matters and management issues
  • HOA board conflict of interest disputes
  • Collection of dues and assessments
  • Dispute resolution and litigation


Many things can go wrong in real estate transactions. It seems so simple – buy, sell, move, pay rent – but in reality, real estate, property development, and property management are riddled with conflicts and confrontations. From errors in construction to mortgage law, neighborly disputes about fencing to pet friendly rental problems, landlord obligations to HOA conflicts, Dudley and Smith, P.A. can provide you with the services you need. Dudley and Smith, P.A. has experience Minnesota Real Estate Attorneys in state law, local and county ordinances, zoning laws and homeowner’s association law. We practice in state and federal courts in Minnesota and Wisconsin as well as appeals of civil and government entity decisions. We represent individuals, HOA boards, banks and lenders as well as investors, developers and property managers. For more information, speak to your Minnesota real estate attorney today.



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    Whether your real estate needs involve buying, investing, property developing, leasing, renting or any other aspect of real estate, the Minnesota Real Estate Attorneys at Dudley and Smith, P.A. can provide you with the professional guidance to steer you down the right road in real estate. To speak to Minnesota real estate lawyer, contact Minnesota law firm Dudley and Smith, P.A. today at 651-291-1717

    The Minnesota Real Estate Attorneys at Dudley and Smith, P.A., we represent clients in Minnesota and Wisconsin facing residential and commercial property transactions including:

    • Commercial real estate, including leases and business entity formation
    • Purchase and sale contracts
    • Land development disputes
    • Land use, zoning approvals and regulatory compliance
    • Residential agreements, titles and closings
    • Landlord/Tenant law and disputes including leases and evictions
    • Homeowner’s and Condominium Association law
    • Condemnation and adverse possession
    • Quiet title disputes
    • Boundary disputes
    • Mechanic’s liens
    • Eminent domain
    • Mortgage and foreclosure law


    Joseph J. Dudley P.A.

    Joseph J. Dudley P.A.

    Mr. Dudley has been awarded the highest Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent (5 out of 5) that can be awarded to an attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized and oldest peer review rating in the United States. An AV rating is defined as a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. 

    Christopher W. Boline P.A.

    Christopher W. Boline P.A.

    Christopher received his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. During law school, Christopher served as a certified student attorney in a Hennepin County suburban court, was an extern with a Hennepin County District Court judge, and received recognition from the Minnesota Justice Foundation for his time devoted to public service. He began working for Dudley and Smith, P.A. as a clerk during law school.

    Steven C. Opheim P.A.

    Steven C. Opheim P.A.

    Steven C. Opheim is an attorney at law since 1985, practicing in the areas of Homeowners Association Law, Business Law, Creditor’s and Debtor’s Rights, Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Law. Mr. Opheim is licensed to practice law in Minnesota and Wisconsin and is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Ramsey County Bar Association and Bankruptcy Section and Real Property Law Section of the MSBA.

    Jonathan R. Engel

    Jonathan R. Engel

    Jonathan received his J.D. from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Upon graduation from law school, Jonathan clerked for a district court judge in Minnesota where he did legal research and helped write decisions. Jonathan gained insight on the decision-making process of judges through this experience. After clerking, Jonathan was a staff attorney for a nationally recognized non-profit organization where he litigated many cases through trial.