Jay R. Lindgren

Jay Lindgren helps to structure public-private partnerships for infrastructure and urban redevelopment projects. Jay is a nationally recognized legal expert in innovative finance and regulatory strategies for urban redevelopment and public infrastructure projects. He practices in the areas of Land Use and Project Development, Municipal Law and Public Finance. He is the co-Chair of the Public-Private Project Development industry group. Jay represents project developers and governments seeking to solve complex land use, real estate development, urban redevelopment, and infrastructure issues. Jay currently serves as General Counsel to the public authority building the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. His representative legal skills include:

Development Agreements
Representation of clients before executive, legislative, regional, and municipal governments
Public-private partnerships, including construction and operations agreements
Municipal comprehensive planning, zoning and boundary adjustments
Public finance, municipal budgeting and economic development programs (including TIF and tax abatement)
Housing and Redevelopment Authorities
Cooperative agreements between governmental units
Municipal corporation governance, including public hearing and open meeting requirements and procedures
Government contracting and public procurement, both competitive and negotiated
Ethical practices requirements of public officials
Legislative bill drafting

He began his legal career in the Public Finance practice group, serving as bond counsel, issuer’s counsel and underwriter’s counsel in state, municipal and industrial development bond financings.

Metropolitan Council
Former Chief Administrative Officer of the Metropolitan Council, the regional agency in charge of community development, land use planning, transit, open space and wastewater treatment for the seven-county Twin Cities, Minnesota metropolitan area. As regional administrator, he oversaw a $530 million annual budget and 3,700 employees. Jay was the Council’s general counsel prior to being named regional administrator. While at the Council, he worked on comprehensive land use planning programs throughout the Twin Cities region and was instrumental in the development of the region’s first light rail line.

North Dakota Legislature
10 years, serving as a member in both the House and the Senate.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Project Development and Finance, 2) Public Finance, 3) Regulatory Affairs, 4) Energy Regulation, 5) Cooperative Law, 6) Real Estate and Land Use, 7) Environmental, 8) Energy, 9) Public-Private Project Development and 10) Construction and Design
Law School University of North Dakota School of Law (J.D., 1994)
Education Concordia College (B.A.,1984)
Bar Member / Association Minnesota State Bar Association, Wisconsin State Bar Association
Most recent firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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