Debra K. Page

Senior Counsel

pagedk@ballardspahr.com
Tel 612.371.3528
Fax 612.371.3207
Minneapolis
For more than 30 years, Debra Page has provided counsel in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including development, leasing, financing, acquisition and sales, and governmental entitlements. She also serves as outside general counsel for numerous clients and provides advice on a variety of contract, licensing, and business planning matters. She has a significant background in liquor licensing. Debra's clients include developers, retailers, contractors, restaurant and hotel owners and operators, manufacturers, distributors, and food processors.

Representative Matters

  • Counsel for a developer and manager holding an extensive portfolio of apartment and townhouse buildings, including mixed-use properties
  • Counsel for a national sporting goods retailer in the leasing and development of over 70 stores
  • Counsel for a national liquor retailer in all Minnesota licensing issues
  • Counsel for a regional grocer in the financing, development and leasing of numerous properties
  • Counsel for a regional subcontractor including representation in contracts with multi-national contractors and owners
  • Counsel for an established nonprofit in its receipt of significant bonding proceeds and related approvals and construction documents
  • Counsel for a local investor in the disposition of numerous national office and hotel properties
  • Frequent local counsel for national borrowers purchasing local properties

Professional Activities

American Bar Association, Member

Minnesota Bar Association, Member

Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

Minnesota Women Lawyers, Member

Minnesota Shopping Center Association, Member

Real Property Law Specialist, Minnesota Bar Association

Recognitions and Accomplishments

The Legal 500 US, Real Estate, 2019

Minnesota Super Lawyers, Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota, 2016

Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2015-2018

Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2014

Named to Finance & Commerce's Minnesota's Top Women in Finance list, 2014

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2013, 2018

Speaking Engagements

"Contigencies- What's Reasonable and What's Not?," 2017 Real Estate Institute, November, 2017

"Casualty and Condemnation in Purchase Agreements," 2017 Real Estate Institute, November, 2017

"Current Trends/Hot Topics in Multifamily Housing & Financing," Multifamily Finance Summit, September, 2017

"Real Estate Issues for the Lender", Advanced Lending Seminar, April, 2013

"Counsel's Role in Achieving Developer's Business Objectives", Construction and Development Law Forum, May, 2012

"The Basics of Drafting Retail Leases," Minnesota CLE, November, 2010

"Careful and Thorough Due Diligence," MREJ, May, 2010

University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1983)

University of Minnesota (B.E.S., 1975)
Minnesota