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Jonathan R. Septer


3300 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402-4140

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court
  • Minnesota
  • E.D. Wisconsin
  • W.D. Wisconsin

Leadership & Community

  • Minnesota Cup: Mentor 2020
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Manufactured Housing Association
  • Minnesota Shopping Center Association
  • National Association of Industrial and Office Properties
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network: Youth Law Clinic, Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer
  • Breck School Alumni Council


Jonathan Septer represents owners, investors, lenders, and closely held businesses in connection with all phases of the commercial and agricultural real estate life cycle. In addition to assisting clients with due diligence review—including loan, title, and survey matters—he advises clients on acquisitions, sales, and development; mobile home and manufactured housing related matters; land use; loan workout; foreclosures; and environmental issues.

Jon also has extensive experience in the agribusiness and manufactured housing industries. He serves as general counsel to several institutional investors, equipment manufacturers, lenders, farmers, and manufactured housing community owners in connection with complex farmland and manufactured housing community acquisitions; sales and financing matters; grain handling; equipment manufacturing; and general operational and compliance matters.

Jon brings valued prior experience in commercial real estate and agricultural law to his practice at Maslon and completed a clerkship for the Honorable Robert D. Tiffany of the Hubbard County District Court. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jon spent a year in Santiago, Chile working as a business English professor.


  • Represented private equity fund successfully closing on more than $200 million in agricultural land investments throughout the United States since 2014.
  • Represented large manufactured housing community in Colorado in complex refinancing transaction.
  • Represented partnership in the acquisition and disposition of manufactured housing communities in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Pennsylvania.
  • Represented anchor tenant in negotiation of office lease in Minneapolis.


Recognized on Minnesota Rising Stars list as part of the Super Lawyers® selection process, 2019 (Minnesota Rising Stars is a designation given to only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)

July 15, 2014


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