Attorneys at Law

Thomas J. Hainje


(612) 672-3631


Areas of Practice


Maria Thompson
(612) 672-3727


Thomas is a civil litigation and transactional attorney who focuses his practice on real estate, banking and finance, business law, contracts, commercial transactions and bankruptcy. 

As a member of Messerli & Kramer’s Business Services Group, he assists financial institutions, creditors, business owners, landlords, tenants, and individuals in navigating real estate transactions, entering into various agreements, negotiating and drafting loan documents, enforcing loan documents secured by real estate, and complying with governmental regulations.  In addition to the numerous real estate transactions that he has been involved with, he has also advocated for clients in hundreds of cases before the Minnesota District Courts, Bankruptcy Courts, and in U.S. District Court.

Thomas is dedicated to providing his clients with exceptional legal services, and he employs his diligence, experience and abilities as a creative problem solver to lead his clients through difficult transactions, and, when necessary, to be well prepared for litigation.

Whether Thomas is handling a complex transaction or simply advising a client on a routine matter, his attention to detail and acute understanding of a diverse range of business and economic issues allows him to identify the important details of any client issue and develop the optimal strategy for any situation.

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota


  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D.
  • Winona State University, B.A. in Economics and Business Law, summa cum laude

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