Catherine L. Sjoberg

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Catherine “Trina” Sjoberg practices in the areas of real estate and commercial lending. Her pragmatic approach centers on helping clients understand the key issues and risks associated with real estate and financial transactions. As a Board Certified Specialist in Real Property Law, she brings a high level of expertise to any matter relating to property transactions.

Trina represents national lenders, community banks and borrowers in construction, real estate and asset-based financing. She also serves as counsel for real estate developers in connection with the acquisition and financing of property and the structuring, development and operation of residential, commercial and mixed-use developments and master plan communities. In addition, she represents homeowner associations and commercial associations in operational and governance matters.

Trina has extensive experience in office, retail, industrial and stadium lease matters, as well as rooftop lease and license agreements. She regularly negotiates and drafts a wide variety of commercial contracts based upon the unique needs of clients and assists clients with entity formations and corporate governance matters.

Trina is well known for her ability to simplify complex situations and keep negotiations moving forward. In 2011, she was named a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Law & Politics. She is a sought after speaker on commercial real estate issues and has written for several publications and legal journals.


  • Represent the developer in the acquisition, financing, construction, and leasing of a retail development at a shuttered automobile dealership
  • Represent the developer in the renovation of a 60,000 square foot commercial building in northeast Minneapolis, including the acquisition, financing, redevelopment, and leasing of the building
  • Represent the developer in the financing and leasing of a 41,000 square foot retail and office development in south Minneapolis
  • Represent the developer in the acquisition, financing, and redevelopment of a 470,000 square foot industrial facility in the Central Corridor of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area
  • Represent the tenant in the drafting and negotiation of a lease of a canola seed crushing facility in North Dakota
  • Represented lender in restructuring of credit facility for luxury condominium development
  • Represented lender in commercial real estate and revolving credit facility, and related restructurings
  • Represented developer in construction and permanent financing, and related workouts, for office/retail project consisting of over 230,000 square feet
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