J.D., 1978, Yale Law School
B.S., 1975, North Dakota State University
Awards & Honors
Listed in various Super Lawyers lists
The Best Lawyers in America, 1999-present
Best Lawyers’ “Lawyer of the Year” in Minneapolis Litigation – Real Estate, 2013
Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
200 Minnesotans You Should Know, Twin Cities Business, 2011
REDA Star Award
Unique among his real estate lawyer peers, John handles both complex real estate transactions, including sales, financings and leases, and complex real estate disputes and litigation, including contract disputes, foreclosures, workouts and bankruptcy.
John is a real estate lawyer. His goal is to help his clients obtain their business objectives—in a transaction, that usually means closing a deal, and in a dispute, it usually means winning. John has represented clients in transactions across the United States, has tried cases in various state and federal courts, and has represented clients in arbitrations. He has handled real estate transactions and disputes involving commercial, industrial, and multi-family sales and acquisitions, brokerage agreements, commercial lease, tax and business planning, and construction and permanent real estate financing. He also has substantial experience in bankruptcy and debtor/creditor law and has represented borrowers and lenders in real estate workouts, and debtors and secured parties in real estate bankruptcy cases. John also regularly counsels his real estate clients on the legal aspects of their business, disputes, and risk-management strategies.
John is certified as a Real Property Law Specialist by the Real Property Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is also co-chair Minnesota State Bar Real Property Certification Council, a member of the Governing Council of the Real Property Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, and a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. He frequently lectures and writes about real estate, real estate litigation and bankruptcy issues for professional groups, including lawyers, accountants, lenders and real estate professionals, and he has taught courses on real estate law for law students. He is listed in various Super Lawyer lists, Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America. John is President of Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and its Board of Directors, and is a shareholder in Fredrikson & Byron’s Real Estate Group.
North Dakota State Bar Association, 1978
Minnesota State bar Association, 1979
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1979
U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1984
Name: John M. Koneck
Law Firm: Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Address: 200 South Sixth Street Minneapolis MN 55402
Website URL: https://www.fredlaw.com/our_people/john_m_koneck/#group_0_27746