Commercial Underwriting Counsel
Rick has a wealth of knowledge that has been acquired through his considerable experience within the industry. His deep understanding of real estate and title insurance has been gained in the public sector, in education and as a member within industry organizations. Rick’s expansive background positions him as a well-informed authority on the most pertinent topics within real estate.
Beginning his career in the government, Rick worked for 30 years as a Deputy Examiner of Titles in Hennepin County. Concurrently, he served as a Court Referee hearing real estate cases for the District Court for 20 years. Interested in passing along his knowledge, Rick served as an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law and is a frequent lecturer on real estate issues for continuing legal education courses. Joining Commercial Partners Title in 2004, Rick has leveraged this experience, serving as counsel to best advise clients on matters involving real estate.
Rick continues to be very involved in the industry, currently a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association Real Property Council, the Real property Section Legislative Committee, the Minnesota State Task Force on Uniform Conveyancing Blanks and the Planning Committee for the Real Estate Institute. He has served as a member of the State Task Force on Electronic Real Estate Recording and is the past chairperson of the Hennepin County Bar Association Real Property Section.