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Michael D. Klemm - Minneapolis, MN

8050 West 78th Street Minneapolis, MN 55439

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Updated: 11/27/2019

Minneapolis Banking, Finance & Workout Lawyer


Michael Klemm is a Real Property Law Specialist certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association. He represents families, small businesses, nonprofit corporations, banks, real estate developers, contractors, homeowners' associations and municipalities in connection with real estate transactions, land use regulation, residential and commercial development and common interest communities...

About Michael D. Klemm

Practice Areas

  • Banking, Finance & Workout
  • Community Associations
  • Real Estate Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner
  • Attorney at Law


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2002

Specialties and Certifications

  • Board-Certified Real Property Law Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2006
  • Qualified Neutral for mediation and arbitration under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice

Other Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act Committee, 2011 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, 2003 - Present (Member)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, 2003 - Present (Member)
  • Dakota County Bar Association (Member)
  • Community Associations Institute, Minnesota Chapter, Board of Directors, 2010 - Present
  • Community Associations Institute, Minnesota Legislative Action Committee, 2007 - Present (Member)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, MCIOA Committee, Real Property Law Section (Member)
  • Minnesota Legislative Action Committee of Community Associations Institute (Chairman)
  • Community Association Institute, Minnesota Chapter (Past President)
  • Community Associations Institute, Minnesota Chapter (President)
  • MSBA, Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act Committee, Real Property Law Section (Member)


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1999
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: Honors in Legal Research and Writing
    Honors: Environmental Law Moot Court
    Major: Law
  • University of Minnesota-Morris, Morris, Minnesota, 1996
    Honors: National Merit Scholar
    Honors: Member, Honors Program
    Honors: With Distinction
    Major: Psychology

Pro Bono Activities

  • Grace Church Peacemaking Ministry, Founder and coordinator, 2003 - 2010
  • Boy Scout Troop 619, Assistant Scoutmaster
  • Christian Legal Society, Member
  • Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • City of Shakopee, Environmental Advisory Committee, Chairman, 2008 - 2010
  • City of Shakopee, Board of Adjustment and Appeals, Chairman, 2010 - Present
  • City of Shakopee, Planning Commission, Chairman, 2010 - Present
  • Shakopee Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Chairman

Classes and Seminars

  • Avoiding Legal Landmines, Community Associations Institute, 2011
  • Summary of 2010 Amendments to Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act, Community Associations Institute, 2010
  • Legal Framework for Enforcing Governing Documents, Community Association Training Services, 2009
  • Legislation Impacting Common Interest Communities, Community Association Training Services, 2009
  • Foreclosure of Assessment Liens, Community Associations Institute, 2009
  • Legislative Update, Community Association Training Services, 2009
  • Ethics, Conflict of Interest, and Apparent Authority, Community Associations Institute, 2007
  • Minnesota Statutes and Court Rules Regarding Mediation, Institute for Christian Conciliation, 2006
  • Legal Considerations Regarding Conciliation Under Minnesota Law, Institute for Christian Conciliation, 2005
  • Guest speaker regarding Mortgage Foreclosure, Seeking Precedence – A Christian Perspective on Legal Issues, AM 980 KKMS, 2009
  • Amendment of Declaration: Supermajority Requirements and Potential Solutions, Community Associations Institute, 2019
  • Legislative Update, Community Associations Institute, 2018
  • MCIOA Amendments: Preventative Maintenance Plans and Construction Defect Claims, Hennepin County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2018
  • Rental Restrictions and Director Conflicts of Interest, Where You Live, AM 1280 The Patriot, 2017
  • Preventative Maintenance Plans, Community Associations Institute, 2017
  • Construction Defect Legislation, Where You Live, AM 1280 The Patriot, 2017
  • MCIOA Disclosure Requirements, Warranties and Legislative Issues, Community Associations Institute, 2017
  • Fundamentals of Landlord-Tenant Law, Sterling Education Services, Inc., 2016
  • Guest Speaker regarding FCC Over-the-Air Reception Devices (OTARD) Rule, Where You Live, AM 1280 The Patriot, 2016
  • Regulation of Satellite Dishes, Antennas & Cable TV in Common Interest Communities, Community Associations Institute, 2016
  • Guest speaker regarding Short-Term Rentals in Common Interest Communities, Where You Live, AM 1280, 2016
  • Construction and Maintenance of Streets, Sidewalks & Utilities, Community Associations Institute, 2015
  • Guest speaker regarding Group Homes for Persons with Disabilities, Where You Live, AM 1280, 2015
  • Guest speaker regarding Dispute Resolution and Political Signs, Where You Live, AM 1280, 2015
  • The Legislative Process in Action, Community Associations Institute, 2015
  • Guest speaker regarding Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation, Where You Live, AM 1280, 2014
  • Board Meetings, Community Associations Institute, 2014
  • Commercial Leases, Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce Legal Seminar (Panelist), 2013
  • Guest speaker regarding Condominiums, Where You Live, AM 1280, 2013
  • Picking Up the Pieces After the Developer Walks Away, Community Associations Institute, 2013
  • Budgeting, Reserves and Assessments, Community Association Seminar, 2012
  • Legislative Update (Panelist), Community Associations Institute, 2012


Other Sources of Feedback About Michael D. Klemm

Included on the 2023 Minnesota list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Michael D. Klemm on Super Lawyers


  • Minnesota Rising Stars, 2008 - 2011
  • BV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell - LexisNexis
  • Rising Star, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
  • Rising Star, Twin Cities Business

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Office Information


8050 West 78th Street Minneapolis, MN 55439


  • (952) 941-2337

Office Hours

Mon – Fri: 8am to 5pm



  • Association Turnover: Making the Transition from Declarant Control, Minnesota Community Living, Mar./Apr., 2012
  • MCIO Reshuffled, Minnesota Community Living, Jul./Aug., 2011
  • Replacement Reserves: Assessing the Alternatives, Minnesota Community Living, Mar./Apr., 2011
  • Home Warranty Dispute Resolution, Minnesota Community Living, Nov./Dec., 2010
  • MCIOA Amendments in a Nutshell, Minnesota Community Living, May/Jun., 2010
  • In the Hot Seat: Making Board Decisions, Minnesota Community Living, Jan./Feb., 2010
  • Collecting Assessments in Hard Times, Minnesota Community Living, Jul./Aug., 2008
  • “Top 10" Annual Checklist for Homeowners' Associations, Minnesota Community Living, Mar./Apr., 2008
  • Tips & Traps: CIC Disclosure, Minnesota Bench & Bar, October, 2004
  • January 1 Deadline for Preventative Maintenance Plans, Schedules, and Budgets, Minnesota Community Living Magazine, Winter 2018
  • New CIC Disclosure Requirements Real Estate Agents Need to Know, Real Estate Agent Magazine, Aug. 2017
  • Implementation of Minnesota’s Buffer Law: Alternative Practices, Hellmuth & Johnson Blog, June 2017
  • New Requirements Under MCIOA: Preventative Maintenance Plans and Construction Defect Claims, Hellmuth & Johnson Blog, June 2017
  • Crossing the Line? Obtaining Building Permits for Decks in CIC’s, Minnesota Community Living Magazine, Spring 2017
  • Criminal Records and Fair Housing, Minnesota Community Living, Jul./Aug. 2016
  • Coordinating Emergency Preparedness with Police and Fire, Minnesota Community Living, Mar./Apr. 2015
  • Solar Legislation, Minnesota Community Living, Jan./Feb. 2015
  • Know Where You’re Going?, Minnesota Community Living, May/June 2014
  • Contracts, Minnesota Community Living, Jan./Feb. 2014
  • Efficient Meetings, Minnesota Community Living, Nov./Dec. 2013
  • Ask the Experts: Money Grab, Common Ground, CAI’s Magazine for Community Association Leaders, Mar./Apr. 2013
  • Action Without Meeting / Meeting Without Action, Minnesota Community Living, Jan./Feb. 2013

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