Sonja (Sunny) Beddow

Associate

beddows@ballardspahr.com
Tel 612.371.3555
Fax 612.371.3207
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.

Sunny also has advised corporate clients on business litigation, including analysis of risk and exposure. Her work matters have included:

  • Negotiating leases on behalf of national landlord in mixed-use buildings
  • Representing Big Brothers Big Sisters of Minnesota in the purchase of their new Minneapolis headquarters
  • Representing small business client in the sale of two multitenant residential buildings
  • Assisting industrial client on acquisition of adjoining vacant land for expansion of client’s facilities
  • Negotiating rent abatement for small business client impacted by COVID-19

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

Professional Activities

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-present

NAIOP Developing Leaders

Recognitions & Accomplishments

Rising Star, Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2017-2019

Publications

"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

Community Activities

Messerli & Kramer Foundation, secretary, 2015-2018

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)

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