Volunteer Spotlight: Roseanne Hope
Roseanne Hope is owner and principal of Hope Law, a boutique commercial real estate and business law firm located in Edina. After a 20 year career working as an attorney for large law firms like Dorsey & Whitney, Faegre Baker Daniels and Robins Kaplan, Roseanne co-founded Compendium Capital in 2009, a small woman-owned business that worked with the FDIC and failing banks during the financial crisis. She then went on to found Hope Law, a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, which serves both private and nonprofit clients. Roseanne is also a founding member of Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women (MNCREW), an organization that is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and that provides a supportive network for women working in the male-dominated real estate industry.
Roseanne has been volunteering with WomenVenture for over a year, teaching classes on commercial real estate for new entrepreneurs and working with small business owners one-on-one, providing lease review and negotiation pro bono. She feels rewarded when she sees entrepreneurs succeed who would not otherwise have been able to afford an attorney. As a business owner herself, Roseanne encourages entrepreneurs to stay motivated and focused through the inevitable ups and downs of business ownership. When not working, Roseanne is busy marathon training, travelling, and volunteering with a variety of organizations!