Bridget A. Hust is a highly respected real estate lawyer in Minneapolis,with over 15 years of experience. She has represented developers, buyers, sellers, lenders, landlords and tenants in a variety of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and sales, development, financing and management.




Bridget’s experience includes:

  • Real Estate Acquisitions and Sales
  • Commercial, Industrial, Retail, Office and Multi-family
    Housing developments
  • Governmentally-Assisted Commercial Development and
    Affordable Housing Developments
  • Equity and Debt Financing
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Land Trusts
  • Easement and Operating Agreements
  • High-end Residential Transactions


Bridget has earned a reputation of bringing difficult and complicated matters to successful resolution. Bridget’s recent projects include the development and bond financing of a $26 million commercial bakery, a lease for a charter school, development of the Martha Ripley Apartments, St. Anthony Mills Apartments, Cloverfield Apartments, Wellstone Apartments and The Lindquist Apartments, and the purchase and sale of a number of commercial sites throughout the Midwest. Bridget is the recipient of the 2005 Commercial Real Estate Women Network’s Deal of the Year for her work on the $265 million renovation of the famed Sears Tower in Minneapolis, now known as Midtown Exchange.

“My mission is to provide affordable, high quality and responsive legal services to for-profit and non-profit developers and businesses to help create a better community.”

Governmentally-Assisted Commercial Developments and Affordable Housing Developments. Bridget has vast experience assisting clients in obtaining tax increment financing, tax credit equity, and governmentally assisted loans and grants for mixed-use commercial projects and multi-family affordable housing developments. Bridget is adept at combining low-income housing tax credit and historic tax credit equity along with governmentally assisted and conventional financing. Bridget’s experience includes obtaining all kinds of financing from state, county, and municipal sources and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), including financing from the following programs: 221(d)(3), 236(e), 202, Section 8, CDBG, HOME, Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP), 1602/Exchange Funds, Green Retrofit funds, tax increment, tax abatement, general obligation bonds, 501(c)(3) bonds, housing revenue bonds, Small Business Administration (SBA) loans and conventional financing. Recently, Bridget has assisted a number of clients in obtaining funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly known as the Stimulus Bill.

Land Use. In her land use and environmental practice, Bridget represents clients in connection with land use regulations, zoning, permitting and environmental review. She has obtained conditional use permits, variances, liquor licenses and other zoning.Bridget represented the University of St. Thomas in successfully obtaining a number of controversial approvals, including the demolition permits for buildings in Minneapolis’ Harmon Area Historic District, to create a large downtown academic campus. Bridget also represents clients in the sales of contaminated land and highly regulated businesses.

Personal. Bridget has practiced real estate, land use and environmental law for over 15 years. She was a partner at Faegre & Benson LLP, and opened up her own law practice in 2009. Bridget graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1994, cum laude and Dartmouth College in 1989. Bridget is involved in a number of civic activities, and is on the board of the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy and is Chair of the Northstar Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation. Bridget is an active member of the Minnesota Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women’s Network, and served on its board from 2006-2007. Prior to attending law school, Bridget worked for an environmental consulting firm. Bridget is married to a veterinarian and lives in South Minneapolis. Bridget is an active downhill skier, fly-fishing person and SCUBA diver.




– University of Minnesota Law School
J.D., cum laude, Dean’s List (1994)

– Dartmouth College
B.A. (1989)

Professional Recognition

– Rising Star, Law & Politics, 2005
– Deal of the Year from the Minnesota
Chapter of Commercial Real Estate
Women’s Network, 2005 and 2006
– National Deal of the Year from the
Commercial Real Estate Women’s Network,

Trade Organizations

– Hennepin County Bar Association
– Minnesota State Bar Association Pro Bono
– Minnesota Chapter of Commercial Real Estate
Women’s Network

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota