University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1983
 - National Moot Court Team

Augustana University, South Dakota, B.A., 1978, Summa Cum Laude
 - Blue Key

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  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
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Marc Manderscheid is one of only a very few attorneys to have been certified as both a Civil Trial Specialist and a Real Estate Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. Marc is a qualified neutral under Minnesota Practice Rule 114. He practices primarily in the areas of:

  • Real estate litigation
  • Eminent domain
  • Property tax valuation
  • Complex civil litigation
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Appellate law  

Real Estate Litigation
In more than 30 years of practice, Marc has developed a strong presence in real estate litigation. He has resolved numerous real property disputes including valuation issues, purchase agreement problems, construction litigation, land use and zoning, and commercial landlord/tenant problems. For example, he recently represented a landowner where a small part of a large commercial property was being condemned for a road widening. The State offered $870,000. The case was settled shortly before trial for $3,700,000 plus reimbursement for all attorneys’ fees and costs.

Marc’s comprehensive knowledge of real estate development and conveyancing gives him a unique platform for resolving real estate disputes. Before attending law school, Marc was a real estate research specialist involved in preparing market feasibility studies for shopping centers, hotels and downtown redevelopments. His breadth of experience in representing developers, owners, tenants and government entities helps him to gain a quick grasp of the issues, and provides him a decided advantage in proposing unique solutions for resolving real estate problems.

Eminent Domain
Marc’s eminent domain experience on both sides of many types of eminent domain disputes has given him a broad and unique perspective to efficiently and fairly resolve eminent domain disputes. He is a frequent lecturer on eminent domain topics and is often consulted when other attorneys are seeking advice in resolving complicated factual situations. Marc has also been selected to mediate eminent domain disputes.

Property Tax Valuation
Marc has been involved in many cases venued before the Minnesota Tax Court and the District Courts involving the valuation of commercial property for property tax purposes. Marc has worked extensively with appraisal experts in determining such issues as highest and best use, methods of valuation, depreciation, obsolescence and determining market value. He has extensive experience in the procedural aspects of property tax valuation and in application of the rules of procedure and evidence.

Complex Civil Litigation
During the course of his practice, Marc has litigated numerous types of complex matters, including antitrust, ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act), long-term contracts, foreclosures and commercial bankruptcy. His cases have included resolving disputes for such products as coal, popcorn, turkeys, beer and manure.

Appellate Law
Marc has appeared before the appellate courts numerous times. He has been very successful in explaining complicated commercial and real estate concepts and secured many positive results for his clients.

Honors & Awards

  • Leading Minnesota Attorney
  • Super Lawyer in Real Estate Litigation, Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association


Professional Affiliations

Minnesota State Board of Legal Certification, Member

American Bar Association, Member

  • Litigation Section
  • Forum on Construction Law

Minnesota State Bar Association

  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist
  • Certified Real Estate Law Specialist
  • Litigation, Tax, and Construction Sections, Member

Ramsey County Bar Association, Member

Hennepin County Bar Association, Member

  • Eminent Domain Section, Former Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary

Minnesota Civil Jury Instruction Guides, 5th and 6th Editions, Member, Eminent Domain Subcommittee

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Volunteer Attorney

Second Judicial District, Member, Ethics Committee and Eminent Domain Policy Committee

Saint Paul School Board

  • Elected Member, 1994-1998
  • Vice-Chair and Treasurer
  • Citizens Budget and Finance Advisory Committee, Former Chair
  •  Blue Ribbon Commission for Strategic Planning, Former Member

Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce

  • SPACC Charitable Foundation, Board Member and Director
  • Political Action Committee, Former Member

Central Baptist Church Foundation, Director

City of Saint Paul Charter Commission, Former Member

Joint Property Tax Advisory Committee (City of Saint Paul, Saint Paul Public Schools, Ramsey County)

  • Former Member
  • Joint Debt Subcommittee, Chair

U.S. Soccer Federation, Certified Referee, Grade 8

St. Mary’s Health Clinics, Former Board Member

Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation, Former Board Member

Educational Technology Associates, Former Board Member

Prepare Saint Paul, Former Board Member

Saint Paul Downtown Council, Former Board Member

Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority, Former Member, Citizen’s Advisory Committee

Boy Scouts of America, Former Assistant Scout Master

Macalester-Groveland District Council, Member

Summit-University District Council, Former Member