J.D., 1982, University of Minnesota Law School
B.A., summa cum laude, 1979, Gustavus Adolphus College
Awards & Honors
Recommended in Real Estate, from Chambers USA, 2016
Best Lawyers in America©, Tax Law, 2013 - 2017
Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2004-2016
Ranked as “AV Preeminent” in LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review ratings
Todd B. Urness has practiced with the law firm of Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., since 1985 and has been a shareholder with the firm since 1988. Mr. Urness is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Winthrop & Weinstine and has served on its senior management and compensation committees since 1993. Prior to joining Winthrop & Weinstine, he was with the accounting firm of Coopers and Lybrand.
In connection with his real estate development and finance practice, he has significant expertise and experience in the negotiation, documentation and monitization of tax increment financing. Tax increment financing is a customary and vital subsidy involved in most metro area transactions for commercial or housing developments. Mr. Urness has negotiated TIF agreements with most cities in the greater metropolitan area and also has substantial experience and expertise in the area of monitization of TIF streams and in the use of TIF as security for debt financings.In addition to his career at Winthrop & Weinstine, Mr. Urness has developed, acquired and owns a significant number of multifamily housing rental projects. Mr. Urness, through a variety of affiliates, has developed or acquired and rehabilitated over 900 rental units with a total construction/acquisition cost in excess of $60,000,000. These developments have been financed utilizing a combination of a number of public subsidies and private financing sources and are located in various areas of the Twin Cities.
Minnesota State Bar Assiation
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Name: Todd B. Urness
Law Firm: Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Address: Capella Tower, Suite 3500 Minneapolis MN 55402
Phone: (612) 604-6657
Website URL: http://www.winthrop.com/professionals/todd_b._urness.aspx