Kristi Riley

Senior Counsel | | 612-337-6113

Kristi is an experienced senior attorney with a long history of success in the commercial real estate industry. Kristi represents developers, individuals, and entities in all real estate matters, from simple to complex, including commercial leasing, land acquisition and disposition, development, construction, due diligence matters, title issues, wetland replacement matters, and other general transactional matters. She has extensive and unique experience in retail real estate, as well as real estate issues related to mergers and acquisitions.

Kristi has a passion for all things leasing and can assist both tenants and landlords with all lease types, including multi-use, mixed use, single tenant, retail, office, office/industrial, healthcare, manufacturing, cell tower, and solar and wind development and leasing.

Kristi is a caring and dedicated professional, who takes pride in her work and the successes of her clients. Growing up in a family-owned business, she understands the importance of providing practical advice in an efficient manner and being available to her clients, no matter how big or small the issue.


College of St. Benedict, B.A, 1992
Hamline University, J.D., 1997


Named as “Super Lawyer” in 2000, by Minnesota Law & Politics
Named as “Rising Star” in 2002, 2006, 2007, and 2008 by Minnesota Law & Politics
Named in “Best Lawyers” for Real Estate in Minnesota in 2021 and 2022
Anoka Ramsey Community College Board of Directors: 2011-2017
Executive Board Member, Anoka County Bar Association: 2004-2008
MSBA District Representative and Assembly member: 2009 to 2014
Member, Minnesota Shopping Center Association: 2003 to 2018


Being with family, and particularly, raising my daughter. I also enjoy reading, cooking, traveling, and organizing events and gatherings, and you can often find me trying to figure out how to pair different wines with different foods. I think my dream job would be to work at a vineyard, planning and conducting wine and food tasting events!


Minnesota State Bar Association
Licensed to practice law in Minnesota