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8050 West 78th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55439
LOCAL 952-941-4005
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“Clients who are in difficult situations need an attorney who can win difficult arguments. Meeting that challenge effectively, efficiently and creatively gives me tremendous satisfaction.”

As a Partner of the firm and member of the real estate and development practice group, Phaedra brings her creative and strategic acumen to cases involving individuals and a broad range of entities including condominium, townhouse, cooperative and other community associations in the following practice areas:

  • Real estate law
  • Collections, creditor's rights and remedies, including creditor bankruptcy representation
  • Community association law

Phaedra assists community associations on a broad range of matters, including:

  • Collection of assessments, including lien foreclosure
  • Enforcement of governing documents
  • Drafting and amending governing documents
  • Homeowner and vendor disputes
  • Reviewing and negotiating management agreements and vendor contracts
  • Providing advice/legal opinions on a wide variety of issues affecting associations

Beyond her work on behalf of community associations, Phaedra represents property owners and others in the real estate sector on a wide array of issues, including:

  • Mortgage and lien enforcement/foreclosure
  • Mechanic's liens
  • Contracts for deed and cancellations
  • Purchase agreements, sales and leases of residential and commercial real estate
  • Easements
  • Landlord/tenant disputes, including evictions
  • Quieting title defects
  • Adverse possession and boundary disputes
  • Title exams and opinions
  • Torrens registration and proceedings subsequent
  • Real estate litigation and appeals

Whether working with individuals or commercial entities in real estate, community association law or collections, creditor’s rights and remedies, Phaedra tailors her legal services to the unique needs of each client.

“I individualize my approach to each case so that my clients have a clear understanding of their options and how best to proceed within the constraints of a particular situation,” says Phaedra. “By getting to know my clients and understanding the unique nature of their situation, we stand a very good chance of achieving the best possible outcome.”


Phaedra obtained her J.D. from the Hamline University School of Law, and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago, where she obtained a B.A. in cultural anthropology.


  • Licensed to practice law in the state courts of Minnesota and Wisconsin and the federal court in Minnesota.
  • Member of the Hennepin County and Minnesota State Bar Associations, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
  • Member of the Minnesota Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, the Minnesota Multi-Housing Association and Professional Women in Real Estate.
  • Frequent contributor to industry publications and has presented lectures on various legal topics involving associations.