Overview

Sandi Dobbles represents clients in various aspects of corporate and commercial real estate law, including sales and acquisitions, development, office and retail leasing, and financing. Sandi brings first-class project-management skills to every client engagement. She regularly manages large-scale, national diligence projects and has experience coordinating multi-office client service teams.

Purchase, Sale and Development

Sandi has represented numerous clients in commercial property purchases, sales and development transactions across the United States. Her experience in this area includes:

  • Acquisition and development of retail store properties across the U.S.
  • Acquisition and divestiture of commercial properties throughout the country, including the sale/leaseback of various office buildings in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Texas and several multisite, multistate acquisitions of retail bank branch locations from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
  • Acquisition, development and sales of gasoline and convenience stores throughout the Midwest and Alaska.
  • Coordination of real estate due diligence teams for high-value merger and acquisition transactions.
  • Securitization of ancillary property rights, including beneficial easements and licenses.

Leasing

Sandi represents both landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions involving retail, office and industrial properties, including ground leases and build-to-suit leases.
Her expertise in this area includes:

  • Leasing of headquarters, warehouse, distribution and other corporate facilities.
  • Leasing of office and retail locations throughout the U.S.
  • Leasing of gasoline and convenience stores and automated car wash facilities throughout the Midwest and Southeast
  • Negotiation of leases assignment, sublease, amendment and early entry documents

Financing

Sandi represents both lenders and borrowers in commercial financing transactions, including sale/leaseback and mortgage financing transactions

Additional Experience

Sandi has also practiced extensively in 1031 tax deferred exchange transactions.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Education

University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. cum laude, Journal of Law and Inequality (2003)

Michigan State University
B.A. with honors (1991)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • The Framework of a Sale Leaseback and How to Avoid Getting Broken in the Process
    Minnesota CLE, Real Estate Institute, 2006

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Volunteer Lawyers Network Real Estate Clinic
  • Hennepin County Housing Court Clinic
  • Youth Law Clinic

Professional Associations

  • International Council on Shopping Centers
  • Minnesota Shopping Center Association
  • Minnesota Chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Honors

  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Stars, Real Estate, 2008, 2011-12
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