James F. Morrison, Principal

Jim is a shareholder, and chair of the Real Estate Practice Group at Morrison Sund PLLC.  Jim focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions, representing lenders, developers and owners in multi-family, retail, office, and industrial real estate transactions.

Jim earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1980 and his JD from William Mitchell College of Law in 1984.  He has been a Board Certified Real Property Specialist since 2006.  He is admitted to practice in Minnesota state and federal court.

Jim is a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association (Real Property Section), and the American Bar Association.

Jim enjoys the synergies of the practice, and especially enjoys working with a client to complete a project in a manner that meets or exceeds the client’s expectations.

Jim loves traveling with his family.  He enjoys reading both fiction and non-fiction books, music (everything from our church choir to karaoke) and sports, including golf, football, hockey, and basketball.

Representative Practice Areas

  • Commercial office and industrial building acquisitions, sales, and leasing
  • Apartment acquisitions, sales, and financing by local and national lenders (e.g. Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae)
  • Multi-tenant retail center acquisitions, sales, and development, including multi-parcel assemblage and cross easement operating agreements
  • Hotel renovation, including the negotiation and completion of design and construction documents
  • Commercial receiverships
  • Landlord/tenant leasing representation for commercial, industrial, office, and retail projects


  • The Essentials of Commercial Real Estate Leasing, Minnesota State Bar Association CLE, October 2006
  • Miscellaneous CLE seminars

Email: jmorrison@morrisonsund.com

Phone: (952) 277-0112

Fax: (952) 975-0058

Assistant: Carrie Hentges

Assistant Phone: (952) 277-0147

Assistant Email: chentges@morrisonsund.com