Paul W. Anderson

Top rated Business & Corporate attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Messerli | Kramer
Paul W. Anderson
Messerli | Kramer

Practice Areas: Business & Corporate, Environmental, Real Estate; view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 1985

Education: William Mitchell College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2001

Messerli | Kramer

100 South 5th Street
Suite 1400
Minneapolis, MN 55402 Visit website


A long-serving member and partner of the Minneapolis, Minnesota, law firm of Messerli | Kramer’s Commercial Real Estate group, Paul W. Anderson is a widely recognized attorney in the Twin Cities real estate community and beyond. He is adept at handling matters that involve:

  • Commercial real estate
  • 1031 exchanges
  • Acquisition and sales
  • Commercial leasing
  • Land use planning and development 
  • Real estate financing
  • Issues facing nonprofit and health care organizations

A certified Real Property Law Specialist by the Real Property Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Mr. Anderson has handled several complex cases with multiparty transactions and other interrelated real estate issues. Mindful of his clients’ overall objectives, he devotes his time to listening carefully to them to formulate solutions with appropriate components to stand the test of time.

A 1981 magna cum laude graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, Mr. Anderson pursued his legal studies at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor in 1985. Licensed to practice in the state of Minnesota, he has operated as an in-house legal counsel for The Griffin Companies Inc. He lectured at the Commercial Real Estate Forum on, “Financing Tips: Issues and Pitfalls in Loan Documents” in 2014. 

In addition to maintaining solid ties with the industry’s leaders and service providers, Mr. Anderson stays deeply involved in legal organizations such as the Hennepin County Bar Association and the Minnesota Shopping Center Association. Apart from reputed organizations, he has been endorsed by his clients and fellow attorneys for his impeccable legal skills.

Practice areas

Business/Corporate, Environmental, Real Estate: Business

Focus areas

Business Formation and Planning, Business Organizations, Environmental Law, Landlord/Tenant

  • 80% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Environmental
  • 10% Real Estate: Business

First Admitted: 1985, Minnesota

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Presenter, “Financing Tips: Issues and Pitfalls in Loan Documents” – Commercial Real Estate Forum, May 2014
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified as a Real Property Law Specialist by the Real Property Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Minnesota
  • Minnesota Shopping Center Association, Member  
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, Member
  • Super Lawyer, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2000-2001
Educational Background:
  • Gustavus Adolphus College, B.A., magna cum laude

Office location for Paul W. Anderson

100 South 5th Street
Suite 1400
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-473-1240


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2001

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