Minnesota and Wisconsin Real Estate Law

Land Development

Investors and land developers face challenges that few understand. Should you use an entity? What type of entity is best for your investment? What is the best vehicle for acquiring your property – purchase agreement, option agreement, contract for deed? To be successful, developers must understand numerous zoning and regulatory approval processes affecting bulk or retail sale of lots. Alden Pearson, PA provides developers and real estate investors with the technical legal knowledge to make their development successful; we handle the legal activities, you focus on the deal.

Land Use and Zoning

Governmental agencies can use zoning and land use ordinances to make or break your projects. Whether it is before acquisition or changing the current use of real property, clients benefit from the knowledge Alden Pearson, PA provides. We help clients understand the available land uses and applicable zoning regulations. We negotiate on your behalf with cities, counties, or the state to help you reach your goals and achieve your objectives.


Residential landlord-tenant law generally favors the tenant and can be a source of much frustration to the unwary landlord.  Commercial landlord-tenant law is generally a matter of contract between the landlord and tenant. Alden Pearson, PA advises commercial and residential landlords on strategies and contracts that avoid the legal pitfalls to soliciting tenants, obtaining background checks, managing security deposits, leases, and lease termination.  We advise commercial tenants on lease negotiation and lease termination.

Condemnation (Eminent Domain)

People are often surprised that a government body can take their property.  While recent laws in response to Supreme Court decision-making have restricted somewhat the ability of government to take private property, it is still regularly done.  The amount initially offered to be paid is often low comparative to the taken asset’s true worth.  We help our clients through the takings process to get the highest price and relocation benefits.