Daily Archives: August 23, 2016

MSBA Announces 9 Newly Certified Real Property Law Specialists


August 16, 2016


The Minnesota State Bar Association announces the certification of: Stephanie Angolkar, Iverson Reuvers Condon; Ryan Blumhoefer, Schmitz Ophaug Dowd & Blumhoefer, LLP; Jonathan Drewes, Drewes Law PLLC; Roseanne Hope, Hope Law PLLC;Timothy Netzell. Netzell Legal Services  PLLC; Daniel Piper, University of Minnesota; Bradley Schaeppi, LandlordLaw.MN; Jerry Steinke, Jerry B Steinke Attorney at Law; and Alyssa Troje,  Lapp Libra Thomson Stoebner & Pusch Ctdas a MSBA Board Certified Real Property Law Specialists.  This Certification program is administered by the MSBA and approved by the State Board of Legal Certification.

The certified specialist designation is earned by leading attorneys who have completed a rigorous approval process, including an examination in the specialty area, peer review, and documented experience. Certified attorneys have demonstrated superior knowledge, skill and integrity in their specific field and can use the designation of specialist to advertise their credentials. The MSBA has been accredited as an independent professional organization for certifying attorneys as Criminal Law Specialists, Real Property Law Specialists, Civil Trial Law Specialists and Labor and Employment Law Specialists. This achievement has been earned by fewer than 3% of all licensed Minnesota attorneys. More information about Certified Legal Specialists is at http://www2.mnbar.org/certify.

With over 15,000 members, the MSBA is the state’s largest and most influential voluntary organization of attorneys, providing continuing legal education and public service opportunities for lawyers, and assistance to the legal system. The MSBA has been accredited as an independent professional organization for certifying attorneys as Real Property Law Specialists since 1988.

PRESS RELEASE: Hope Law Receives National Certification as Women's Business Enterprise


May 24, 2016

For Immediate Release


Contact:          Roseanne Hope, Hope Law PLLC
[email protected]

Minneapolis, Minnesota. Commercial real estate law firm Hope Law PLLC has been awarded national certification from the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

“The national standard of certification by WBDC is a meticulous process, but one well worth the effort– especially if organizations want to demonstrate a true commitment to fostering diversity,” said Hope Law principal Roseanne Hope. “We are proud to be recognized as a Women’s Business Enterprise, and we look forward to working with industry and government partners that share our commitment to promoting women-owned businesses.”

The rigorous certification process includes an in-depth review of all facets of the business as well as a site inspection. Certification confirms that the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.

The mission of the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is to provide services and programs that support and accelerate women’s business ownership and strengthen their impact on the economy. By including women-owned businesses among its vendors, corporations and government agencies demonstrate a commitment to fostering diversity and to the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.

About Hope Law PLLC

Hope Law helps corporations and government entities satisfy their supplier diversity requirements by providing high-value, cost-effective commercial real estate legal advice. Hope Law delivers corporate real estate services that combine the efficiency of in-house counsel with the perspective of an outside real estate practitioner. Representing a diverse group of small to mid-sized clients, Hope Law PLLC works with real estate developers, lenders, private equity investors, corporate real estate departments, small business owners, women entrepreneurs, non-profits and other institutions. Hope Law also has advised owners on a variety of properties, including office, medical facilities, mixed-use, shopping centers, national retailers, industrial and manufacturing facilities, hotels and resorts, and single/multi-family residential units.

Principal Roseanne Hope, with over 25 years of experience, understands the powerful impact that women-owned businesses have on families, community and the economy. This is her second successful start-up. In addition, Hope is co-founder of Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women (MNCREW), and also served as its first president. She is a former board member of the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, and Ms. Hope currently teaches real estate courses and provides pro bono legal counsel to women entrepreneurs at Women Venture.

For more about Hope Law, visit www.hopelawoffice.com.


The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the nation’s largest third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. WBENC is a resource for the more than 700 U.S. companies and government agencies that rely on WBENC’s certification as an integral part of their supplier diversity programs.