Patrick Messmer





As a member of the Banking and Finance group at Messerli Kramer, Patrick Messmer focuses his practice in tax credit based financing and banking operations. With over a decade of experience and a background in litigation, Patrick brings a keen eye to his clients’ transactions, navigating potential issues through a framework of litigation avoidance while still maximizing transactional benefits.

At Messerli Kramer, Patrick Messmer represents lenders in commercial lending transactions, including construction loans, perm loans, bridge loans, asset-based loans, and bond financing transactions. These loans often involve tax credits, sometimes in complex and intricate ways. Patrick is frequently called on to use his depth of experience in an array of tax credit areas – from Low-Income Housing Tax Credits to Historic Tax Credits to renewable energy tax credits available in solar and wind projects.

Patrick also has experience representing developers, owners, landlords, and tenants in acquisitions, sales, leasing and financing all types of commercial real estate, including redevelopment projects, mixed-use buildings, retail centers, and industrial sites.

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Publications & Presentations
Professional & Community


  • Minnesota
Honors & Distinctions
  • Rising Star, Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2019-2023

  • Dean’s List, University of Minnesota: College of Biological Sciences

  • Dean’s List, cum laude, University of St. Thomas School of Law

  • Membership Editor, University of St. Thomas Law Journal

  • Associate Editor, University of St. Thomas Law Journal

  • Student Government President, University of St. Thomas School of Law

  • Social Committee Chair, University of St. Thomas School of Law