Sonja (Sunny) Beddow

Associate She / Her / Hers
Minneapolis

Sonja "Sunny" Beddow advises clients in a wide range of real estate matters and transactions. Her experience includes property purchases and sales, title and survey review, lease negotiation and drafting, and mixed-use development.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Sunny’s pro bono work includes working with small businesses on lease negotiations, assisting nonprofits in the purchase and sale of property, representing children in the foster care system through Children’s Law Center, and helping refugees navigate the asylum process.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Rosanne Nathanson, Second Judicial District of Minnesota, 2012-2014

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Real Estate Law, 2022

Excellence Award for Providing Pro Bono Service, Hennepin County Bar Association, 2021

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota Bar Association, 2020

Rising Star, Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2017-2020

Speaking Engagements

"Leasing in a Pandemic - Addressing Common Issues in Existing Leases and Negotiating Provisions in New Leases," Hennepin County Bar Association CLE, February 25, 2021

Board Memberships & Community Service

Minnesota Women Lawyers Foundation Board of Directors, 2020-present

Minnesota Board of Law Examiners, bar grader, 2014-present

Minnesota Women Lawyers Community Action Committee member 2012-2019

NAIOP Developing Leaders

Messerli & Kramer Foundation, secretary, 2015-2018

Publications

"Who Pays for COVID-19-Related Safety Costs," BOMA Magazine, September/October, 2020

"Avoiding Common Leasing Pitfalls," BOMA Magazine, March/April, 2020

"Nowhere to Go But Up: Drafting a Reciprocal Easement and Operating Agreement When Using a Vertical Registered Land Survey," Hennepin Lawyer, March/April 2017

Credentials 

Education

Mitchell Hamline School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2012)
Law Review (Associate, 2010-2011; Managing Editor, 2011-2012)

University of British Columbia (B.A. 2008)

Admissions

Minnesota

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin