Nancy T. Polomis

Top rated Real Estate attorney in Edina, Minnesota

Hellmuth & Johnson
Nancy T. Polomis
Hellmuth & Johnson

Practice Areas: Real Estate; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1992

Education: William Mitchell College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

Hellmuth & Johnson

8050 West 78th Street
Edina, MN 55439 Visit website


Nancy T. Polomis is an attorney at Hellmuth & Johnson in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ms. Polomis practices in the areas of bankruptcy, construction law, creditor remedies, lien law, real estate collections and homeowner association law. She has over 25 years of experience serving individuals, builders, developers and homeowners associations throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.

Ms. Polomis develops strong and supportive relationships with her clients. She uses her many years of acquired knowledge and experience to provide guidance and counsel throughout each step of the legal process. 

Recognized for her knowledge and experience, Ms. Polomis is regularly asked to speak at continuing legal education seminars. “The Best Lawyers in America” has featured her in multiple years. In 2020, Twin Cities Business magazine included her on its “Notable Women in Law” list, and the Community Associations Institute Minnesota has presented her with its “Excellence in Service” and “Volunteer of the Year” awards.

Active in her professional community, Ms. Polomis belongs to the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association Real Property Law Section and the American Bar Association. She has served in leadership roles with various community organizations and volunteered her time to several local groups over the years.

In 1984, Ms. Polomis graduated from the College of Saint Benedict with a bachelor’s degree. She went on to earn her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, now known as Mitchell Hamline College of Law, in 1992. She holds a license to practice law before all Minnesota state courts.


Practice areas

Real Estate: Business

Focus areas

Condominiums & Cooperatives

  • 100% Real Estate: Business

First Admitted: 1992, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Firm News (Newsletters):
  • Fall 2022 - Overview of function of each of the documents governing a homeowners association and the process of amending and updating an association's governing documents. , Association Governing Documents: Where to Find What and Tips on Amending Governing Documents, Homeowners Association Property Managers, Board Members
  • , Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2021, 2022
  • CAI-MN Volunteer of the Year Award, 2016
  • Notable Women in Law – Twin Cities Business, 2020
  • CAI-MN Business Partner Excellence in Service Award, 2020
  • Since its first publication in 1983, Best Lawyers© has become universally regarded as the most respected peer review publication in the legal profession.  Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. More than 112,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and they have received more than 11 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”, Best Lawyers in America, 2021-2023
  • The list of 24 attorneys features Minnesota law leaders who are helping set legal precedents, winning cases of national significance, founding and managing firms, and mentoring the next wave of leaders—all while finding time to give back to their communities. The Notable Women in Law list is part of the Twin Cities Business’ Notable series which features best-in-class executives across a range of industries in Minnesota. The leaders profiled are nominated by their peers at work and in the community., Notable Women in Law, Twin Cities Business, 2020
  • The CAI-MN Vision Awards program recognizes the “best of the best” individuals and companies for their outstanding achievements in the community association industry. Award winners and nominees demonstrate high standards of service and a commitment to excellence., Vision Award for Excellence in Service by a Business Partner, Minnesota Chapter, Community Associations Institute, 2020
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • College of St. Benedict Alumnae Board, 1998 – 2004, Development Committee Chair
  • CommonBond Communities – Mentor/Tutor
  • YMCA Twin Cities – Sustaining Campaign team leader
  • St. Peter’s of Richfield – Choir Member
  • Past Volunteer, St. Patrick’s of Edina – lector, religious education instructor, Choir Member
  • Edina High School Choir Booster Volunteer, 2019-2020
  • Edina High School Band Booster Volunteer, 2017 – 2020
  • Edina High School Thespian Boosters, Co-President, 2019, Program Editor and Coordinator, 2017 – 2019, Volunteer 2017 – 2020
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Minnesota State Courts
  • Member in CAI-MN, the local chapter of the Community Associations Institute, Current member of Expo Committee, Board of Directors, 2010 – 2016, Secretary, 2010-2016, Past member of Vision Awards Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Real Property Section of the Hennepin County and Minnesota State Bar Associations
Educational Background:
  • College of Saint Benedict, B.A., 1984 
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Featured speaker at 2020 CAI-MN Law Seminar, Speaker, Impact of COVID-19 on Your Community, Community Associations Institute, MN Chapter, Homeowners Association Property Managers, Board Members, 2020
  • Overview of actions homeowners association Boards can take with regard to marijuana use and anticipating changes in the legal landscape, Speaker, The Challenges of Growing Legalization of Marijuana: What HOA and Condo Associations Boards Need to Know,, Homeowners Association Property Managers, Board Members, 2020
  • Presented information and guidance on the newly-adopted Addendum to the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Condominium Questionnaire., Speaker, The New Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Condominium Questionnnaire Addendum, Homeowners Association Property Managers, Board Members, 2022
  • Webinar presentation on how associations can continue to fund (or not) replacement reserves.  The webinar included information on what a Board of Directors needs to know about HOA replacement reserve funding and alternatives to replacement reserve funding, including legal and practical ramifications.  , Speaker, The Dangers of Inadequate Reserves,, Homeowners Association Property Managers, Board Members, 2022
  • Overview of process to amend an association's governing documents (Declaration, Bylaws, etc.), and tips to assist associations in enforcing Rules & Regulations., Speaker, Representing Homeowners Associations: A Primer on Amending Governing Documents & Tips on Rule Enforcement, Minnesota CLE, Legal, 2022
  • Manager Training, Gassen Company, 2019, 2019
  • Town Hall Meeting, Gassen Company, 2019 – 2022, 2022
  • “Fair Housing: An Overview,” CAI-MN Expo Educational Series, February 2020, 2020
  • “The Challenges of Growing Legalization of Marijuana: What HOA and Condo Associations Boards Need to Know,”, March 2020, 2020
  • How To Get It Done: A Homeowners Guide
  • H&J Community Association Seminar, 2016-2022, 2022
Industry Groups:
  • Builders/Developers of Homeowners Associations
  • Condominium and Townhome Associations
  • Single Family Home Associations

Office location for Nancy T. Polomis

8050 West 78th Street
Edina, MN 55439

Phone: 952-746-2105


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

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