Kathleen Martin again selected by her peers for inclusion in ­Who’s Who Legal

Malkerson Gunn Martin LLP partner Kathleen Martin has been selected by her peers for inclusion in Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate 2016. This will also form the Real Estate chapter for the 2017 Who’s Who Legal Compendium, which includes attorneys from all practice areas..
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Brad Gunn, Bruce Malkerson, and Kathleen Martin elected by peers for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America”®, 2016

Malkerson Gunn Martin LLP partners Bradley Gunn, Bruce Malkerson, and Kathleen Martin have been elected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.
Brad Gunn has been elected for inclusion in the practice area of “Land Use and Zoning Law.” Mr. Gunn has also been names as Best Lawyers’ [...]

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Malkerson Gunn Martin Ranked as a “Best Law Firm in Minnesota, First-Tier” by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report ranked Malkerson Gunn Martin as a “First-Tier” law firm in its Best Law Firms in Minnesota rankings. Rankings are based on client and lawyer evaluations and peer reviews from leading attorneys.
Malkerson Gunn Martin was ranked in three practice areas, Land Use & Zoning Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, and [...]

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Firm Wins First Ever ‘Buy-the-Farm’ Objection Trial

Minnesota law provides certain categories of landowners, whose property is being condemned by electric utilities for the construction of high voltage transmission lines (HVTL) of 200,000 volts or more, the right to require those electric utilities to compensate the landowners for the fair market value of the entirety of their property, rather than just the [...]

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Kathleen Martin selected by her peers for inclusion in ­The International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers and the The Best Lawyers in America

Malkerson Gunn Martin LLP partner Kathleen Martin has been selected by her peers for inclusion in ­The International Who’s Who of Real Estate Lawyers and the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for her practice in the area of Real Estate Law.
Kathleen is one of only four Minnesota attorneys selected for inclusion in [...]

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Just Compensation vs. Fair Market Value After Anda

Anda, 789 N.W.2d 860 (Minn. 2010), was a landmark Minnesota Supreme Court decision addressing highest and best use in condemnation proceedings. A recent CLE Presentation provided an overview of what the implications of this watershed decision may be.
Summary of Valuation Related Holdings in Anda:

In a taking under Minnesota’s “Quick-Take” statute, the date of valuation is [...]

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Malkerson Gunn Martin CapX2020 Team Stands Ready With Over 110 years of Condemnation Experience

The CapX2020 Project is the largest transmission power line project in the history of our region. CapX2020 is a joint initiative of eleven transmission-owning utilities in Minnesota and the surrounding region to expand the electric transmission grid. Approximately 650 miles of transmission lines will be built in phases. For map locations, click here. The CapX [...]

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Minnesota Supreme Court holds that a condemning authority may not offset environmental clean up costs from the compensation due to owners in a condemnation action

Malkerson Gunn Martin attorney Brad Gunn submitted an amicus brief in the Minnesota Supreme Court case Moorhead Economic Development Authority v. Anda. Adopting many of the arguments made in the brief, the Supreme Court of Minnesota held that environmental clean up costs cannot be offset dollar for dollar in a condemnation action.
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Bruce Malkerson elected by peers for inclusion in the “The Best Lawyers in America”® in the practice area of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Malkerson Gunn Martin LLP partner Bruce Malkerson has been elected by peers for inclusion in the of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law.

Bruce Malkerson was also been elected for inclusion in the practice area of Land Use and Zoning.

For over a quarter of a century, Best [...]

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Partner Rod Krass Wins Mechanic’s Lien at the Minnesota Supreme Court

Malkerson Gunn Martin partner Rod Krass won an outstanding victory on behalf of his client S.M Hentges & Sons in the Minnesota Supreme Court.

The case involved the interpretation of the Minnesota Mechanic’s Lien law as applied to new residential development. The engineering company that worked on the project contended it’s lien was valid without giving [...]

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Malkerson Gunn Martin LLP Partners Honored in Chambers USA’s Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Malkerson Gunn Martin LLP partners Bruce Malkerson and Kathleen Martin were honored in Chamber USA’s 2010 Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers USA 2010 is a referral guide designed to objectively present the best practitioners in the main areas of corporate law. Mr. Malkerson and Ms. Martin were honored as being [...]

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Partner Kathleen Martin Publishes Chapter in Minnesota Purchase and Sale Deskbook

Kathy Martin recently published a chapter in the Minnesota Purchase and Sale Deskbook on “Special Issues When Purchasing Property for Development,’ that describes the myriad of private and public land use issues that arise when developing real property.
CHAPTER 10
Special Issues When Purchasing Property for Development
Introduction; Understand the Proposed Development Before Drafting the Purchase Agreement; [...]

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MGM Partner Brad Gunn Wins Minnesota Court of Appeals Case

Malkerson Gunn Martin LLP partner Brad Gunn secured a victory on behalf of his clients by successfully arguing the appeal of a trial court decision. Mr. Gunn convinced the Minnesota Court of Appeals that his clients were deprived of their property rights, entitling them to just compensation under the United States and Minnesota Constitutions.
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