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"Troubled Commercial Loans: Issues and Options | Borrower, Lender, and Third Party Perspective"

Join your colleagues from the MSBA Real Property and Business Law Sections to learn about issues arising in troubled commercial loan situations and options to address them in the current economic climate. Speakers from a wide array of backgrounds and perspectives will share their expertise and resources.

The program will begin with a sketch of the current Minnesota commercial real estate environment, followed by an overview and discussion of the pros and cons of various resolutions including loan modifications, workouts, and foreclosure. Presenters and a panel of industry leaders will also discuss what they’ve learned from the current crisis and the regulatory response that should impact future loans and development, underwriting, documentation and practices in commercial lending and commercial and economic development.


Daniel Tyson (Moderator), Daniel R. Tyson, PA
Dan is the owner of Daniel R. Tyson, P.A. a firm specializing in the areas of real estate, construction, land use and banking and financial institutions law, including securitized lending.  He is a Real Property Specialist certified through the Real Property Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association.  He is a frequent lecturer and writer for continuing legal education and various professional organizations on his areas of practice.  Recently he spoke on the topic of Mortgage Foreclosure and the Financial Crisis to the Minnesota District Court Judges. He currently represents non-profit developers who are using federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds to acquire, rehabilitate and sell foreclosed and abandoned homes on an affordable basis to homeowners in Minnesota and in over 120 cities.  Mr. Tyson is a member of the Hennepin County, Minnesota and American Bar Associations.  He is and has been a member of the Real Property Council of the Minnesota State Bar Association for 20 years where he chairs the Liaison committee of the Council, the central contact between the Section and other real estate and banking trade organizations.  Mr. Tyson received his J.D. degree from Marquette University Law School.

John Shardlow, FAICP , Bonestroo
John is a principal with Bonestroo, an engineering, planning and environmental firm with offices in St. Paul and 11 other upper Midwest cities.  He was recently named a Fellow by the American Institute of Certified Planners for his outstanding contributions in professional planning practice. During his 31-year career he has worked with more than 100 communities on everything from regional land use plans and redevelopment projects to main street revitalizations and high profile environmental and conservation projects. Admired and respected, he has contributed to some of the most important planning issues in the Twin Cities and has guided sustainable planning practices throughout Minnesota. A revered teacher, mentor and leader, he has contributed to the development and training of professional and citizen planners through his work with the Urban Land Institute, the Sensible Land Use Coalition, and the Government Training Services. He received both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota in 1978.

Gary C. Eidson, Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A.
Gary Eidson is a shareholder in the Minneapolis firm of Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A.  He is a graduate of Macalester College (1979) and the University of Minnesota Law School (1982), where he was Note & Comment Editor of the Minnesota Law Review.  He practices in the area of real estate finance and development, and frequently represents real estate owners and developers in the restructuring of problem real estate loans.

Arnie Gregory, Greco, LLC
Arnie is the owner of Greco, LLC, a real estate development firm in Minneapolis.  Greco is a full service real estate firm that presides in development, management and leasing of residential and commercial real estate.  Mr. Gregory is responsible for the day-to-day operations as well as seeking out and identifying development opportunities, site acquisitions and placement of equity and debt.  Greco projects range from multi-family residential to commercial and total in excess of $100 million of value.  Mr. Gregory graduated from the University of North Dakota (1980) where he majored in Business with a concentration in finance.

Roseanne Hope, Compendium Business Strategies, LLC
Roseanne Hope is the President of Compendium Business Strategies which is a 100% woman owned and operated commercial real estate advisory firm. Compendium works with investors to acquire distressed commercial real estate assets from its vast network of banks, special servicers and developers. The Compendium Team facilitates the sale from beginning to end and assists in property selection, negotiations, due diligence, contract review and closing. Prior to co-founding Compendium in 2009, Roseanne practiced commercial real estate law for over 20 years with major Twin Cities law firms including Dorsey & Whitney and Faegre & Benson. Roseanne graduated from the University of Minnesota and William Mitchell College of Law, cum laude, where she served as an editor of the Law Review.  She was the initial president and co-founder of Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women (MNCREW), served on the national board of CREW Network and the CREW Foundation.  She is a frequent speaker on distressed commercial assets.

James Solem, Former Senior Fellow University of Minnesota Regional Affairs and Regional Administrator for the Metropolitan Council and Commissioner of the Housing Finance Agency
Jim Solem graduated from Luther College in 1958 and the University of Minnesota with a Masters in Public Administration in 1959. He has worked at every level of government, including the Budget Office of the Secretary of Agriculture, the U. S. House Appropriations Committee, and taught state and local government and directed urban extension programs at the University of Missouri-St Louis. In Minnesota he was Director if the Office of Local and Urban Affairs in the State Planning Agency for eight years, Commissioner of the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency for sixteen years, and the first Regional Administrator of the Metropolitan Council. He currently serves on the boards of several housing and community development non-profit organizations.

Michael R. Stewart, Faegre & Benson, LLP
Mike Stewart is a partner at Faegre & Benson LLP, where he is a member of the Finance & Restructuring Group, which he headed for 11 years.  He is a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.  He is the Past-President of the Upper Midwest Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, is the former Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, and was the Reporter for the District of Minnesota Local Bankruptcy Rules Advisory Committee.  He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, the American Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association.  He also served on the national board of directors of the Turnaround Management Association.  He graduated from Cornell College in 1977, and received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1980.  He is a frequent lecturer at continuing legal education and trade association seminars, and is a contributing author to Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel published by West Group, and Debtor Creditor Handbook published by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education.  His primary areas of practice are commercial finance, bankruptcy, secured transactions and creditors rights.

Everett D. Strand, Nicollet Partners
Mr. Strand has a bachelors degree in Economics from Hamline University. After college, he joined Midwest Planning and Research doing research and financial analysis for a land planning firm, working on such major land use projects as the Edina Interchange Center,  Edenvale in Eden Prairie and HUD’s Jonathon in Chaska.  Three years later in 1974, he became a founder and principal of the land planning firm Development Concept Corporation doing development market research and financial feasibility analysis.  Mr. Strand left that firm in 1977 and joined the real estate appraisal firm Kramer Appraisal Service becoming a principal of that firm in 1984. In 2000,  he merged that appraisal firm with another appraisal firm, which became Nicollet Partners, Inc.  Additional experience include a variety of entrepreneurial efforts including multi-family ownership and management, single family spec development, gold mining and golf club manufacturing.

3.5 hours of Standard CLE credits approved
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Date:   Monday, May 23, 2011
Time:   12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location:   Fredrikson & Byron, PA
200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000
Minneapolis, MN 55402 

Please join us for lunch beginning at 12:30 p.m., followed by the program from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.


Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members (But Not Business or Real Property Section Members):  $30.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $45.00

Participation by web and audio is available. Request instructions when you register or contact Kim Basting at or 612-278-6323 on or before May 20, 2011.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336