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Jerry Perron


Tel: 612-353-1984

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I guess you could say I’m pretty down-to-earth. Real earth (as in dirt, land, property, real estate). Real estate has always been fascinating to me; all at once land is full of promise and history, offering fresh possibilities for future generations.

I love taking part in the ebb and flow of real property and its development. Whether it’s land acquisition and development, commercial leasing or real estate financing, I enjoy what I do. And I’m fortunate to have great clients that are enjoyable to work with.

My clients appreciate that I am a practical, results-oriented negotiator; a skill that allows me to help guide a project to the finish, rather than forcing it. I look to produce results that measure up to my clients’ goals. They say I’m pretty unflappable too. I deal with pressure and stress particularly well; so my clients don’t have to. I’m proud my clients know I’m someone they can count on to be responsive, yet approachable, and... well... pretty down-to-earth.


1994 - 1996


University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude

University of Minnesota Law Review, Member and associate managing editor

Butler University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1993


Butler Top 10 Student

Representative Experience

  • Counsels developers in every phase of real estate development, including acquisition, due diligence, entitlements, risk assessment, leasing, and disposition.

  • Represents national home builders in all stages of acquisition and development in the Twin Cities' metropolitan area.

  • Represents landlords and tenants in retail and office leasing transactions.

  • Represents locally headquartered restaurant chain in aggressive nation-wide expansion campaign, including over 170 retail leases in large and small shopping centers across the country.

  • Regularly provides counsel on complex shopping center operating and easement agreements.

  • Represents local developers in joint development agreements and leasing activities.

  • Represents multi-family housing developers in all stages of acquisition and development.

  • Represents national and state banks in real estate and commercial loan transactions.


  • MSBA Certified Real Property Law Specialist

  • Best Lawyers in America®: 2013 - 2022

  • Minnesota Super Lawyers: 2022

  • Rising Star® by Minnesota Law & Politics: 2004, 2006, 2009

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Minnesota Shopping Center Association (MSCA)

  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

  • Minnesota State Bar Association

  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Real Estate

  • Retail and Office Leasing

  • Land Assemblage and Due Diligence

  • Office, Retail and Industrial Development

  • Purchases and Sales

  • CREM Lending

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