Wayne E. Gilbert

Wayne E. Gilbert

Partner
Location:
Eagan, Minnesota
Phone:
651-452-6693
Fax:
651-452-8316
Email:

Wayne's practice focuses on business, real estate and family law.  Prior to joining LGK, he served as Vice President and General Counsel for a holding company that owned mortgage, real estate and title companies, and that owned and managed commercial real estate.  He previously was Associate General Counsel for Litigation Management, Mergers and Acquisitions for Alliant Techsystems, Inc., a leading supplier of defense products to the U.S. military.  He is a former Vice President, General Counsel and Director of Tax and Fiscal Policy for the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.  He previously served as Chief of the Civil Division of the Office of the St. Louis County Attorney.

Wayne is a Real Property Law Specialist certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association.  He also is a licensed real estate broker.

Representative Practice Areas and Public Service

Real Estate

  • Purchase and sale of commercial and industrial real estate
  • Commercial leases
  • Easements and other real estate agreements
  • Residential purchase agreements
  • All documents required by real estate agents, buyers and sellers
  • Quiet title actions
  • Short sale negotiations

Regulatory and Administrative Law

  • Represents real estate agents, mortgage and title companies in Minnesota Department of Commerce investigative and disciplinary proceedings
  • Represents real estate agents in National Association of REALTORS® Code of Ethics and commission arbitration proceedings
  • Arbitration of real estate disputes

Business

  • Organize limited liability companies and corporations
  • Entity compliance
  • Purchase and sale of businesses

Business Litigation

  • District court; appellate courts
  • Arbitration and mediation

Family Transitions

  • Client-centered and child-centered divorce and divorce mediation

Municipal Law

  • Land use and zoning

Expert Witness

  • Real estate and family law litigation

Teaching

  • Adjunct Faculty, Inver Hills Community College, teaching American Bar Association approved paralegal courses in real estate and business law
  • Minnesota Association of REALTORS® instructor of state-required modules for contracts, distressed properties, and leasing
  • "Sale of Foreclosed or Lender-Owned Property: Checklists for Advising Buyers and Sellers," Minnesota CLE Seminar
  • "The Sale of Foreclosed or Lender-Owned Property,"  Minnesota CLE Real Estate Institute
  • "Data Security for Real Estate Professionals," Minnesota Association of REALTORS® seminar
  • "Limited Liability Companies and Corporations for Real Estate Professionals," Minnesota Association of REALTORS® seminar

Present and Past Public Service.

  • Regional Multiple Listing Service of Minnesota, Inc. (RMLS):  Chair, Board of Governors.  RMLS owns the Northstar MLS that serves more than 13,500 REALTORS® in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.
  • Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®:  President, Board of Directors; 2010 REALTOR® of the Year
  • Minnesota Association of REALTORS®:  Chair, Forms Committee; Chair, Government Affairs Committee; Panel Chair, Professional Standards Committee; Board of Directors and Executive Committee; 2010 REALTOR® of the Year
  • REALTORS® POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE ("RPAC"): one of the five largest political action committees in Minnesota, RPAC is the only one to be recognized as bipartisan
  • Minnesota Department of Commerce (MN DOC") SAFE Mortgage Loan Originator Test Task Force.  One of five industry professionals chosen by MN DOC to write Minnesota's mortgage loan originator examination
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Real Estate Legislative Committee
  • Eagan Economic Development Commission
  • Duluth City Councilor; City of Duluth Charter Commission
  • City Attorney, cities of Hermantown and Two Harbors

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Asset Sales
  • Regulatory and Administrative Law
  • Divorce

Litigation Percentage

  • 15% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Real Property Law Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1973
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1975

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D.
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis , Minnesota
    • B.A. cum laude
    • Major: History

Classes/Seminars

  • The Sale of Foreclosed or Lender-Owned Property: Checklists for Advising Buyers and Sellers (2011Distressed Property Conference), Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education ("CLE") instructor
  • 2012 Minnesota Real Estate Institute - Sale of Lender-Owned Propert, Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education ("CLE") instructor
  • The Buyer, the Seller, and the Real Estate Agent/Broker: Who Does What and Why? (2014 & 2015 seminar titled Your First Minnesota Residential Real Estate Sale or Purchase), Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education ("CLE") instructor
  • Minnesota Disclosure Laws - 2014 & 2015, Minnesota Association of Realtors® continuing education instructor for courses approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Financing Issues, Earnest Money and Trust Accounts, Minnesota Association of Realtors® continuing education instructor for courses approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Broker Supervisory Obligations - 2013 & 2014, Minnesota Association of Realtors® continuing education instructor for courses approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Risk Management 2013 & 2014, Minnesota Association of Realtors® continuing education instructor for courses approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Real Estate Form & Contracts - 2009 to present, Minnesota Association of Realtors® continuing education instructor for courses approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Distressed Properties - 2012, 2013, Minnesota Association of Realtors® continuing education instructor for courses approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Data Security for Real Estate Professionals - 2012, Minnesota Association of Realtors® continuing education instructor for courses approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Residential Leasing Module - 2011, 2012, Minnesota Association of Realtors® continuing education instructor for courses approved by the Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Real Estate Law for Paralegals, approved by the American Bar Association, Inver Hills Community College, Adjunct Faculty, 2007 - Present
  • Business Organizations and the Uniform Commercial Code, approved by the American Bar Association, Inver Hills Community College, Adjunct Faculty, 2007 - Present
  • Interviewing and Investigating Techniques for Paralegals, Inver Hills Community College, Adjunct Faculty, 2007 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Realtor® of the year - Minnesota Association of Realtor®, 2010
  • Realtor® of the year - St. Paul Association of Realtor®
  • William Tschohl Distinguished Service Award, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota Association of Realtors®, Member, 2002 - 2016
  • Northstar Multiple Listing Service, Board of Directors, 2009 - 2016
  • Northstar Multiple Listing Service, President, 2013

Past Employment Positions

  • River City Group, General Counsel, 2002 - 2011
  • Alliant Techsystems, Associate General Counsel, 1999 - 2002
  • Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and Industry, General Counsel and Director of Tax and Fiscal Policy, 1989 - 1991
  • St. Louis County Attorney, Chief of the Civil Division

Ancillary Businesses

  • Minnesota Real Estate Broker
  • Adjunct Faculty, Paralegal Program, Inver Hills Community College
  • Arbitrator, National Center for Dispute Settlement