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Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 1999
California, 1991

Leadership & Community

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • California State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law: Adjunct Professor, Real Estate Transactions, since 2004
  • National Retail Tenants Association: former Board Member
  • Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity: Pro Bono Counsel
  • Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota: Pro Bono Counsel


Andy Jacobson's legal practice covers a broad range of commercial real estate issues, with a particular focus in commercial and retail/restaurant property matters, including purchase and sale, leasing, design and construction-related agreements.

Andy is a frequent author and speaker on real estate subjects and teaches Real Estate Transactions at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. A graduate of Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, Andy is also a licensed architect, having earned his Bachelors of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, and practiced architecture prior to attending law school. Andy is a member of both the Minnesota and California bars.


  • Represented Fortune 500 companies in the management of domestic real estate portfolios, including acquisitions, sales, leasing, construction, and related matters.
  • Represented commercial, industrial, and warehouse businesses with purchase and sales transactions, leases, and design/construction agreements across a spectrum of settings, from small local sales offices, corporate campus, and large warehouse/distribution facilities.
  • Represented businesses in various sectors of the restaurant, entertainment, and retail industries in the negotiation of letters of intent, leasing standards, leases, design, and construction agreements related to locations in a variety of settings, including shopping malls, lifestyle centers, strip centers, stand-alone sites, and urban entertainment developments.
  • Represented major league sports franchise in the development of a downtown, state of the art corporate office/practice facility in tandem with a strategic partnership with a world class sports medicine facility.
  • Represented private university on the development of baseball/softball and hockey facilities.
  • Represented individual, industry, and institutional owners in the drafting and negotiation of complex design, engineering, and construction-related agreements, between the owner and architects, engineers, and contractors, in a variety of project delivery structures, including design/build.

Additional Qualifications

Licensed Architect, California


Mentor of the Year Award, Maslon LLP, 2016

2014 Founders' Award, National Retail Tenants Association (NRTA)

1998 Excellence in Writing Award, Best Cutting Edge Article, American Bar Association Probate & Property Magazine

AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell®

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