Real Estate, Environmental Law & Land Use

Real Estate, Environmental Law & Land Use

Gislason & Hunter represents large agricultural entities, family farms, developers, investors, lenders and businesses in all aspects of real estate including the acquisition of property, development projects, financing, sale and leasing of property. We are experienced in all current permitting, land use compliance issues, environmental regulations and property tax issues. In addition, Gislason & Hunter attorneys assist landowners and developers in all aspects of agricultural drainage and wetland regulation. 

Title Resources LLC, a partner with Gislason & Hunter, is a full service title company that helps guide lenders, realtors, developers, builders, buyers and sellers through agricultural and commercial title transactions.

Areas of Expertise

  • Brownfield & Redevelopment
  • Compliance & Permitting
  • Drainage & Water Rights
  • Eminent Domain
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Financing
  • Housing & Community Development
  • Land Use Zoning Disputes
  • Transactions & Due Diligence
  • Utilities


  • November 25, 2023Agriculture Law & AgribusinessReal Estate, Environmental Law & Land Use

    Redtape Meets Wetlands: The Confounding Maze of Wetland Regulation

    Many landowners might have read the headlines about the Supreme Court’s wetland decision this year – Sackett v Environmental Protection Agency – and breathed a sigh of relief: “Finally, we can fill a little puddle on our own property without the government intruding on our private property!” But despite this decision, grain farmers and other...

  • December 5, 2022Real Estate, Environmental Law & Land Use

    Carbon Contract Basics

    Carbon markets (either voluntary or mandatory through government regulation) have emerged in recent years as a practical means to use free-market economic principles to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate global climate change. In carbon markets, businesses or individuals who reduce greenhouse gas emissions or sequester carbon in the soil can sell “credits” to other...

  • November 28, 2022Real Estate, Environmental Law & Land Use

    Minnesota Supreme Court Determines Limbo Creek Can be Regulated as a Public Water

    The Minnesota Court Supreme Court recently issued a decision concerning which watercourses in the state could be treated as “public waters” under various state statutes and regulations. The case arose out of a petition to improve Renville County Ditch 77 by cleaning the outlet into a stretch of Limbo Creek. Historically this section of Limbo...

  • November 28, 2022Agriculture Law & AgribusinessReal Estate, Environmental Law & Land Use

    Public Drainage Projects: Navigating the Legal, Environmental, and Political Challenges

    The success of cash crop farming in Minnesota is due in large part to the work our ancestors in this state did to convert wet and even flooded property into dry farmland. Through systems of open ditches and buried pipe, land was made farmable by quickly draining water from the landscape allowing it to be...

  • November 22, 2022Agriculture Law & AgribusinessReal Estate, Environmental Law & Land Use

    Dirt Magazine, Fall 2022

    DIRT Magazine is a publication by Gislason & Hunter LLP that includes vital information for the Agriculture and Agribusiness industry that work to feed the world. In this issue: Understanding the Past in Order to Build the Future of Agriculture MN Pork will Continue to Look to its Strategic Plan to Focus its Priorities under...