Mary A. Anderson




Assistant: Shawna Spindler



Mary Anderson has over 32 years of experience as a paralegal in real estate and financing, including residential real estate development and sales; commercial real estate sales, acquisitions, and development; 1031 tax deferred exchanges; and financing and leasing transactions. She prides herself on the ability to understand the broad picture and at the same time attend to the many details required to successfully complete complex, multi-party commercial real estate transactions. Mary’s work includes review and analysis of due diligence documents such as title reports, surveys and environmental reports; identification and resolution of title, survey and real estate related issues; drafting purchase and sale agreements and land use documents including development agreements, easement and restrictive covenants, conveyance documents and other agreements as required; and preparing for and conducting closings. Mary relies heavily on her organizational and customer service skills to ensure seamless communication with attorneys, their clients, and third parties including borrowers, lenders, title agents and underwriters, surveyors, contractors and vendors, and government officials.

Under attorney supervision, Mary works closely with leasing brokers, property owners and managers to draft commercial leases, estoppel certificates, subordination agreements and related leasing documents.

Mary also provides support to the Divorce & Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate and Business Litigation attorneys including title review and analysis; drafting of deeds, summary real estate disposition judgments, trust certificates and affidavits; mechanic’s liens, partial releases and satisfactions of mortgages; judgments and related documents.

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Representative Experience
  • Assisted with purchase, development, construction, financing and leasing of multiple regional retail shopping centers throughout the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.

  • Assisted with purchase, development, construction, financing and sale of five student housing projects located on the University of Minnesota campus.

  • Assisted with creation of Tenancy in Common interests of multiple owners of a large multi-tenant commercial building in Minneapolis and immediate subsequent sale of the property.

  • Assisted with representation of client in the development and construction financing of multiple upscale apartment projects the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.

  • Assisted with multi-party transactions involving simultaneous acquisition and sale of several parcels of property, including partial reverse and partial forward tax deferred exchanges, redevelopment and replatting to create a mixed use development.

  • Assisted with recent acquisition of property in Minneapolis and multi-level financing transactions, including traditional secured loans and new market tax credit financing.

  • Assisted with real estate components in tax-exempt bond financing transactions for nonprofit senior housing and skilled care providers.

  • Assisted with acquisition of farmland by corporate farming client, including multiple parcel transactions in Arkansas, Louisiana, Montana and Wisconsin, requiring extensive title and survey clearance.

Professional & Community


  • Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women, Member

  • Minnesota Shopping Center Association, Member

Community Involvement

  • The Caring Tree, Board Member