Nancy L. Gagich




Assistant: Sonya Halverson



Nancy Gagich is a paralegal in Messerli Kramer’s Commercial Real Estate group with over 40 years of experience assisting clients with all aspects of complex commercial real estate projects and transactions. Nancy represents property owners, developers, purchasers, borrowers, lenders, landlords and tenants in real estate acquisitions, development, financing, and leasing transaction on local, regional and national levels.  She also has experience in corporate law, complementing the need for efficient management of the transactional real estate process.

Nancy’s real property development projects include senior housing, assisted living, apartment buildings, common interest communities, condominiums, townhouses, cooperatives, hotels, restaurants, office, research/industrial parks, golf courses, urban mixed-use, strip malls, retail centers and single and multi-family residential projects. Her project involvement begins with land acquisition, development agreements, project financing, and construction through sales and/or leasing of the completed project.

She has drafted hundreds of exclusive and non-exclusive easement agreements and license agreements for walkways, ponds, shared driveways, parking lots, berms, landscaping, lake access, shared wells, septic systems, cattle paths, hunting, farming, ditches, air rights, signage, utility, cross utility/parking, party walls, common areas, limited common areas, encroachments, and conservation areas.

Title and survey review are essential parts of acquiring any real property, regardless of the type of deed, contract for deed or title insurance ultimately obtained. Nancy works to make sure the rights and requirements of the buyer and the contemplated use of the property are fully protected. From parties in possession, to easements, encroachments, title insurance and endorsements, she uses a systematic approach in reviewing all potential title issues that could affect a parcel of real estate and ensures the purchaser is informed of any risks associated with title issues.

Representative Experience
  • Assisted in acquisition of farmland throughout the United States by strategic agricultural and AgTech investment company.

  • Assisted in the acquisitions and/or sales of hotels, including national chains of hotels, and inn and suites located in Chanhassen, Hopkins, Rochester, Pipestone, Marshall, Thief River Falls, White Bear Lake, Minnesota; and Fargo, Dickenson and Minot; North Dakota, and transfer of membership interests in these properties.

  • Assisted in the acquisition of real property to be owned or leased by the oldest outdoor advertising company in the United States for permanent bulletins and digital billboard advertising, including acquisition of leases, owned property and assets from competing outdoor advertising company.

  • Assisted in the sale and leaseback of an 18-hole golf course, 2-story log clubhouse and approximately 450 acres in Itasca County, Minnesota; and, assisted in the purchase of an 18-hole golf course, 2-level clubhouse with restaurant, pro-shop, 9-twinhomes, 2-single family homes and surrounding property totaling approximately 188 acres in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, including creation of a master association and a declaration creating a CIC, a planned community, to manage the property.

  • Assisted in the conversion of office buildings, industrial buildings, homes and resorts to Common Interest Communities.

  • Assisted golf/ski resort owners’ association in connection with ongoing collection of delinquent association dues from notice of delinquency through foreclosure of the owners’ interest in the property.

  • Assisted two national insurance companies, as lenders, in connection with foreclosure of multiple mortgages secured by farmland, including providing all pre-foreclosure notices, tracking mediation, drafting foreclosure documentation and attending foreclosure sales throughout Minnesota.

Professional & Community


  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Community Involvement

  • St. Paul Sail and Power Squadron, Commander