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Joel A. Hilgendorf - Minneapolis, MN

8050 West 78th Street Minneapolis, MN 55439

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Updated: 11/28/2019

Minneapolis Banking, Finance & Workout Lawyer


Joel Hilgendorf is an attorney with Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC, in both the Real Estate and Community Association Practice Groups. Joel's clients include banks, developers, commercial and residential property owners, condominium and townhome associations, and businesses and individuals...

About Joel A. Hilgendorf

Practice Areas

  • Banking, Finance & Workout
  • Collections, Creditor Remedies & Bankruptcy
  • Community Associations
  • Real Estate Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2002

Specialties and Certifications

  • Real Property Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2008

Other Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Community Associations Institute of Minnesota (Membership Committee)
  • Community Associations Institute of Minnesota (Former member of the Board of Directors)
  • CIC-Midwest (Member)
  • Edina Chamber of Commerce (Ambassador and Government Affairs Committee)
  • Southwest Metro Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Real Property Section, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member, Real Property Section, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (Board of Directors)


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2001
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, 1995
    A.B., Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: English

Classes and Seminars

  • Fair Housing Law for Common Interest Communities, CIC Midwest, April 28, 2010 - Present
  • Real Property Foreclosure, National Business Institute, August 25, 2010 - Present
  • Community Association Rules and Regulations, Community Associations Institute - Minnesota Chapter, October 27, 2010 - Present
  • Community Associations in Distress: Legal Implications of the Economic Downturn, MN CLE, November 12, 2010 - Present
  • Know & Tell: Sound Strategies to Meet Today's Complex Real Estate Disclosure Requirements, Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC
  • Fair Housing & Dual Agency for Real Estate Agents, Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC
  • Aging in Place, Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC
  • Amending Your Governing Documents, Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC
  • A Community Association's Guide to Collecting Delinquent Assessments, Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC
  • Minnesota Residential Landlord Law, Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC


Other Sources of Feedback About Joel A. Hilgendorf

Included on the 2013 Minnesota list

Past Lists

  • 2012 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Joel A. Hilgendorf on Super Lawyers


  • Named to the Minnesota Rising Stars in 2008 and 2010-2013 by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine, 2008 - Present
  • Selected to the Minnesota Rising Stars List, 2010 - 2011

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Office Information


8050 West 78th Street Minneapolis, MN 55439


  • (952) 941-2337

Office Hours

Mon – Fri: 8am to 5pm



  • New Reserves Legislation - Learn How Your Association May Be Affected, Minnesota Community Living, March/April, 2010
  • "The Fair Housing Act Does Not Apply to Our Community Association" - A Common Misconception Addressed, CIC Midwest News, March, 2010
  • A Primer on Collections for Common Interest Communities, CIC Midwest News, May, 2009
  • Guidance in Hiring Contractors, Minnesota Community Living, March/April, 2008
  • New Fannie Mae and HUD Lending Rules - Learn How Your Association is Affected, Hellmunth & Johnson Community Association Newsletter, Winter, 2010
  • Reviewing Collection Procedures to Avoid Defamation Claims, Hellmuth & Johnson Community Association Newsletter, Winter, 2007
  • Rules and Regulations - Adopt and Enforce as a Rule, Hellmuth & Johnson Community Association Newsletter, Fall, 2007
  • A Path Through the Woods - A Brief Look at the Law of Trees, Hellmuth & Johnson Real Estate Newsletter, Summer, 2009
  • Crossing the Line - A Brief Look at Boundary Issues, Hellmuth & Johnson Real Estate Newsletter, Summer, 2008
  • Properly Preparing Filing Documents Key to Clear Title, Hellmuth & Johnson Real Estate Newsletter, Summer, 2006

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