Overview

Lica Tomizuka collaborates with clients to form strategies, find solutions and advance business goals in all aspects of commercial real estate and finance.

Acquisitions, Dispositions and Development

Lica works with clients in commercial property acquisition, disposition and development transactions across the United States. She also works with regional and national real estate development companies, retailers and venture capital firms involved in the development of office buildings, multi-family residential buildings, hotels, multi-use facilities, industrial buildings, and other commercial buildings.

Real Estate Financing

Lica represents lenders and borrowers in various commercial financing transactions, including capital lease, mortgage and mezzanine financing transactions, including the financing of new development and redevelopment. Lica also advises clients in foreclosure and workout matters, as counsel for lender and borrower.

Real Estate Equity Investment

Lica assists clients in equity structuring and acquisitions and dispositions of commercial and multi-family residential properties nationwide.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Languages

Japanese

Education

University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. cum laude, Dean's List (2003)

Cornell University
B.A. Dean's List, magna cum laude (1997)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Representation of various civic groups in real estate matters

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • NAIOP

Civic Activities

  • YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities – Board of Directors, 2018-present
  • Cookie Cart – Board of Directors, 2017-present
  • The College Preparatory School – Advisory Council, 2017-present
  • YMCA Camp du Nord – Board of Directors, 2017-present
  • MacPhail Center for Music — Board of Directors, 2014-present
  • Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice — Alumni Advisory Board (President, 2012-present)
  • YouthCARE — Board of Directors, 2009-14 (Chair, 2013; Vice-Chair, 2010-11); Advisory Board, 2015-present (Chair, 2015-2017)
  • Free Arts Minnesota — Volunteer, 2009-11
  • University of Minnesota Women's Club Volleyball Team — Coach, 2003-09
  • U.S. Peace Corps (Zimbabwe) — Volunteer, 1997-99

Honors

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business — Real Estate, 2018 
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity — Fellow, 2013
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal — Diversity in Business Award, 2013
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Real Estate, 2018; Rising Star, 2008–15.
  • Minnesota Lawyer — Up & Coming Attorney, 2010
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