Amy DuMond Kottke advises her clients—which include both owners and lenders—on a wide range of business and commercial transactions. She primarily handles real estate development, financing, acquisition and sales, as well as commercial leasing and construction issues, throughout the country.

A self-proclaimed "dirt" lawyer, she works with landlords, tenants, buyers, and sellers, counseling them on lending, borrowing, leasing, putting up, tearing it down, and developing land. She is recognized as "experienced lenders counsel," and frequently counsels clients on a variety of financing and loan products, including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Section 8 and HUD-insured loans.

Amy also helps clients navigate complex financing matters concerning commercial portfolios, and has deep experience with development projects. This includes single family and multifamily housing, senior housing, industrial sites, and commercial retail developments, raw land development, and reuse and renovation projects.

Professional Affiliations

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Network of Commercial Real Estate Women (MNCREW)

Honors & Awards

  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Finance Law, 2023 – 2024; Real Estate Law, 2019 – 2024
  • Selected as a Top Lawyer for Real Estate Law by Minnesota Monthly, 2023
  • Recognized as a "Notable Women in Law" honoree by Twin Cities Business, 2022


J.D., cum laude, Hamline University School of Law, 1994

B.A., Carleton College, 1990