J.D., cum laude, 1993, University of Minnesota
B.A., 1989, Washington University
Jim represents individuals and businesses to help them with their real estate issues, ranging from buying and selling property to obtaining just compensation after their property has been taken by a governmental entity.
He understands that results matter…and he has obtained them. In one eminent domain case, his persistence, willingness to litigate and understanding of the nuances of the applicable law assisted his client in obtaining an unprecedented, multi-million dollar, “going-concern” settlement for the taking of a business. In a property tax appeal, he successfully reduced the assessed value of his client’s medical office property by millions — saving the client thousands of dollars in property taxes.
Jim works with clients to determine their goal before taking action. This approach leads to the efficient handling of a matter and setting proper expectations for the process and potential outcomes. To help clients understand the process, he emphasizes open and frequent communication.
During 10 years of public service, Jim has used his professional skills to benefit community needs. Being a policymaker has also helped him understand how certain municipal or governmental bodies may respond to business and legal requests. This experience is invaluable when representing clients before governmental bodies.
Whether he is helping clients buy and sell property, obtain just compensation or keep property taxes in check, Jim adds value to Siegel Brill’s services in Real Estate, Eminent Domain and Property Tax and Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Contact Jim to discuss your goals for real estate development and investments.
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Eminent Domain Institute
Hennepin County Bar Association
United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States District Court, District of Minnesota
Minnesota Supreme Court
Minnesota Court of Appeals