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Steven M. Graffunder

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Banking Attorney in Maple Grove, MN

Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.
6900 Wedgwood Road, Suite 200
Maple Grove, MN 55311
Phone: 763-333-7506
Fax: 763-560-0119
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2001 - 2009, 2011 - 2022
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 1984
Practice Areas: Banking, Real Estate: Business, Real Estate: Consumer
Attorney Profile

Steven M. Graffunder is an attorney at Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd, and he chairs the firm’s real estate practice group. He represents clients throughout the greater Minneapolis metropolitan area, and in addition to real estate, he handles cases and transactions involving construction and banking law. 

Mr. Graffunder has been certified as a specialist in real estate law by the Minnesota State Bar Association, and he has been admitted to practice in Minnesota since 1984. He is additionally admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. As an undergraduate, Mr. Graffunder studied at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and in 1981, he received a Bachelor of Science in business. Remaining in the area for his legal education, he enrolled at what was then known as Hamline University School of Law, and in 1984, he was awarded his Juris Doctor.

In his real estate practice, Mr. Graffunder has worked on a variety of transactions and disputes involving commercial property since joining the firm in 1986. His caseload has included mechanic’s liens, zoning and land use, title insurance, purchases and sales, financing, closings, boundary disputes, and the preparation and review of lease and other agreements. Outside of the real estate area, Mr. Graffunder has represented banks and other lenders in matters involving creditors’ rights, repossessions, foreclosures, asset securitization, contract breaches, insolvency, garnishments, loan workouts and liquidations. His construction law experience has encompassed construction defect litigation, environmental law compliance, and the preparation and review of design and building contracts.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Banking
  • 40%Real Estate: Business
  • 10%Real Estate: Consumer


21 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2001 - 2009, 2011 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Steven M. Graffunder

First Admitted: 1984, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997 
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1986
  • Minnesota, 1984
  • North Hennepin Leadership Academy, Graduate of the Charter Class 
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, Section of Real Property
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member, Section of Real Property

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Brooklyn Center Jaycees, Past President
  • Earle Brown Days Celebration, Brooklyn Center Annual Celebration, Past Board Member
  • Brooklyn Community Chamber of Commerce, Past President and Board Member


  • Minnesota Super Lawyer (2003-2009, 2011-2019)

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Real Property Law Specialist, Certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association  

Educational Background

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, B.S.B., Bachelor of Science in Business, 1981
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Office Location for Steven M. Graffunder

6900 Wedgwood Road
Suite 200
Maple Grove, MN 55311

Phone: 763-333-7506

Fax: 763-560-0119

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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