Michael D. Klemm

Michael Klemm is a partner in the real estate group of Hellmuth & Johnson. He is an MSBA Certified Real Property Law Specialist. Michael has represented and advised a wide range of clients, including cities, developers, builders, lenders, businesses, individuals, and associations. He has extensive experience in complex real estate transactions, including acquisition, disposition, leasing, financing, and development of residential and commercial property.


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Experience

  • Represented a real estate development company in connection with property acquisition, financing, redevelopment and sale of build-to-suit projects for tenants in banking, retail and restaurant sectors with total project value exceeding $40 million
  • Represented a real estate development company regarding tax increment financing in connection with development of a mixed-use project including approximately 170 apartment units and 3,000 square feet of commercial space
  • Represented the developer of a championship golf course and residential community in connection with formation of a master association and neighborhood associations, subdivision and sale of real estate, and enforcement of rules and covenants
  • Represented a non-profit dental clinic in connection with real estate acquisition, financing and construction of multiple offices to serve low-income patients
  • Represented a custom millwork company in connection with the sale of a manufacturing facility
  • Represented a family-owned business in the acquisition and financing of a multi-tenant office building

In The News

Thought Leadership

Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association Board Certified Real Property Law Specialist
  • Member of the MCIOA Committee of the Minnesota State Bar Association Real Property Law Section

Community

  • Presenter: H&J Community Association Seminar 2017-2020
  • Past President, Community Association Institute – Minnesota Chapter
  • Past Chairman, Minnesota Legislative Action Committee of Community Associations Institute
  • Past Chairman, Shakopee Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Past Chairman, City of Shakopee Planning Commission
  • Past Chairman, City of Shakopee Board of Adjustment and Appeals
  • Past Chairman, City of Shakopee Environmental Advisory Committee

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America© – Real Estate Law, 2021
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2008-2013

Additional Presentations

  • Navigating Zoning and Subdivision Issues in Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Hellmuth & Johnson Seminar, 2019
  • Amendment of Declaration: Supermajority Requirements and Potential Solutions, Community Associations Institute, 2019
  • 2018 Legislative Update, Community Associations Institute, 2018
  • MCIOA Amendments: Preventative Maintenance Plans and Construction Defect Claims, Hennepin County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2018
  • Preventative Maintenance Plans, Community Associations Institute, 2017
  • MCIOA Disclosure Requirements, Warranties and Legislative Issues, Community Associations Institute, 2017
  • Fundamentals of Landlord-Tenant Law, Sterling Education Services, Inc., 2016
  • Regulation of Satellite Dishes, Antennas & Cable TV in Common Interest Communities, Community Associations Institute, 2016
  • Construction and Maintenance of Streets, Sidewalks & Utilities, Community Associations Institute, 2015
  • The Legislative Process in Action, Community Associations Institute, 2015
  • Board Meetings, Community Associations Institute, 2014
  • Picking Up the Pieces After the Developer Walks Away, Community Associations Institute, 2013
  • Budgeting, Reserves and Assessments, Community Association Seminar, 2012
  • Avoiding Legal Landmines, Community Associations Institute, 2011
  • Summary of 2010 Amendments to MCIOA, Community Associations Institute, 2010

Publications

  • Subleasing and Assignment Provisions in Commercial Leases, Hellmuth & Johnson Blog, June 2020
  • COVID-19 and Commercial Real Estate Leases in Minnesota, Hellmuth & Johnson Blog, April 2020
  • January 1 Deadline for Preventative Maintenance Plans, Schedules, and Budgets, Minnesota Community Living Magazine, Winter 2018.
  • New CIC Disclosure Requirements Real Estate Agents Need to Know, Real Estate Agent Magazine, Aug. 2017
  • Implementation of Minnesota’s Buffer Law: Alternative Practices, Hellmuth & Johnson Blog, June 2017
  • New Requirements Under MCIOA: Preventative Maintenance Plans and Construction Defect Claims, Hellmuth & Johnson Blog, June 2017
  • Crossing the Line? Obtaining Building Permits for Decks in CIC’s, Minnesota Community Living Magazine, Spring 2017
  • Criminal Records and Fair Housing, Minnesota Community Living, Jul./Aug. 2016
  • Coordinating Emergency Preparedness with Police and Fire, Minnesota Community Living, Mar./Apr. 2015
  • Solar Legislation, Minnesota Community Living, Jan./Feb. 2015
  • Contracts, Minnesota Community Living, Jan./Feb. 2014
  • Efficient Meetings, Minnesota Community Living, Nov./Dec. 2013
  • Ask the Experts: Money Grab, Common Ground, CAI’s Magazine for Community Association Leaders, Mar./Apr. 2013
  • Action Without Meeting / Meeting Without Action, Minnesota Community Living, Jan./Feb. 2013
  • Association Turnover: Making the Transition from Declarant Control, Minnesota Community Living, Mar./Apr. 2012
  • MCIOA Reshuffled, Minnesota Community Living, Jul./Aug. 2011
  • Replacement Reserves: Assessing the Alternatives, Minnesota Community Living, Mar./Apr. 2011
  • Home Warranty Dispute Resolution, Minnesota Community Living, Nov./Dec. 2010
  • MCIOA Amendments in a Nutshell, Minnesota Community Living, May/Jun. 2010
  • In the Hot Seat: Making Board Decisions, Minnesota Community Living, Jan./Feb. 2010

Past Seminars

Additional Presentations

  • Navigating Zoning and Subdivision Issues in Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Hellmuth & Johnson Seminar, 2019
  • Amendment of Declaration: Supermajority Requirements and Potential Solutions, Community Associations Institute, 2019
  • 2018 Legislative Update, Community Associations Institute, 2018
  • MCIOA Amendments: Preventative Maintenance Plans and Construction Defect Claims, Hennepin County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2018
  • Preventative Maintenance Plans, Community Associations Institute, 2017
  • MCIOA Disclosure Requirements, Warranties and Legislative Issues, Community Associations Institute, 2017
  • Fundamentals of Landlord-Tenant Law, Sterling Education Services, Inc., 2016
  • Regulation of Satellite Dishes, Antennas & Cable TV in Common Interest Communities, Community Associations Institute, 2016
  • Construction and Maintenance of Streets, Sidewalks & Utilities, Community Associations Institute, 2015
  • The Legislative Process in Action, Community Associations Institute, 2015
  • Board Meetings, Community Associations Institute, 2014
  • Picking Up the Pieces After the Developer Walks Away, Community Associations Institute, 2013
  • Budgeting, Reserves and Assessments, Community Association Seminar, 2012
  • Avoiding Legal Landmines, Community Associations Institute, 2011
  • Summary of 2010 Amendments to MCIOA, Community Associations Institute, 2010