Messerli Kramer Adds Another Top-Tier Attorney

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Posted Apr 3, 2023

Messerli Kramer is thrilled to announce the addition of yet another top corporate attorney. Gabriel Branco arrives at Messerli Kramer with a deep background in M&A and commercial real estate work across an array of industries, from manufacturing to technology to food and agriculture. He has represented clients of all sizes, from small, closely-held businesses to large, public companies, and he has served as counsel on both the buy-side and sell-side for an array of deal sizes and transaction scopes, establishing himself as a trusted and personable advisor for clients in lower- to middle-market business transactions, and especially with those involving significant real estate components.

With experience in private practice as well as in-house, Gabriel understands the multiple perspectives of a deal, and he prides himself on working to effectively bridge communication gaps and solve complex problems before they arise. His insight into real estate components, deal structures, and financing options allows him to provide clients with sound legal advice and practical solutions to even the most complicated issues.

At Messerli Kramer, Gabriel will focus his practice primarily in the areas of commercial real estate; mergers and acquisitions; corporate organization and reorganization; family-owned and closely-held business entities; the purchase, sale, financing and leasing of commercial properties; and solving land use, environmental, and property development project issues.

About Messerli Kramer’s Commercial Real Estate Team

Messerli Kramer’s Commercial Real Estate attorneys are experienced deal makers and creative problem solvers. With strategic thinking, hard work and attention to costs and timeframes, our attorneys make our clients’ real estate business our business. The Commercial Real Estate group has developed a team approach to handling real estate projects and we pride ourselves on being involved and responsive to our clients’ needs. We are closely integrated into all of Messerli Kramer’s practice areas to provide sound advice and minimize risk for our clients. We use our industry reputation and long-standing relationships with title companies, surveyors, engineers, architects, environmental consultants, real estate brokers and loan originators to effectively serve our clients’ needs.

The Commercial Real Estate group represents developers, contractors, and builders in acquiring and developing land, including procurement of entitlements, building, financing, leasing and managing all types of real estate projects. Our clients include retailers, landlords, real estate investors and property managers who acquire, operate, manage, and sell real estate.


  • 1031 Exchanges

  • Acquisition & Sales

  • Agriculture

  • Commercial Leasing

  • Condemnation

  • Development & Land Use

  • Environmental

  • PACE Financing

  • Real Estate Financing

About Messerli Kramer’s Corporate Team

Messerli Kramer provides corporate legal services to companies of all sizes and industries—from individual entrepreneurs to established companies, both privately held and publicly traded—during all phases of their development and growth. The attorneys in our Corporate Law group regularly consult with boards, special board committees, independent directors and corporate executives of public, private, family-owned and non-profit corporations. Focused on providing clients long-term risk protection and stability, we provide companies the foundations necessary for success.


Founded in 1965, Messerli Kramer is a top-20 law firm in Minnesota, with offices in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Plymouth. The firm offers eight distinct practice areas across three divisions, including government relations, banking and finance, corporate and business law, commercial real estate, business litigation, collections and creditors’ remedies, divorce and family law, and estate planning. Visit for more information or call 612.672.3600.