Kirsten Libby

Kirsten J. Libby – Principal/Attorney/Government Affairs

Phone: 651.289.6161

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Kirsten Libby has vast government experience that covers three states; Minnesota, Arizona and South Dakota.  In Minnesota she was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Health by Governor Carlson and also served as Director of Budget and Legislation at the Department of Health.  Before going to the health department, she was an executive budget officer in the Department of Finance with responsibilities for the Department of Health and the Department of Human Services.  She also worked for the Legislature as a researcher with the Republican Caucus in the area of constituent services, state government finance, pensions, and judiciary.  Kirsten also created a government relations program implementing federal, state, and local relations for a medical research facility.

Before moving to Minnesota, she worked for South Dakota Governor Bill Janklow and as a budget analyst for the South Dakota Department of Finance.  Kirsten also worked for the Arizona Supreme Court.

Kirsten sat on the board of the Ramsey County Bar Association and the Second District Ethics Committee.  She was an adjunct professor at Hamline University School of Law in the area of real estate.  She is the former President of the North End Business Association and former co-chair of the Ramsey County Bar Association’s Real Estate Section, Small/Solo Firm Section, and the CLE Oversight Committee.  Currently, Kirsten is a member of the Inns of Court and a Ramsey County Conciliation Court Referee.

Kirsten has expansive experience in the areas of real estate transactions and real estate law, including buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, plaintiffs and defendants, commercial and residential deals in sales and leases.  She has worked on development plans with clients drafting city codes, environmental compliance ordinances and commercial financing.  In addition, she has advised cities on implementation of sewer and water systems including land acquisitions, easements, and worked with bond counsel and cities to comply with federal and state laws pertaining to public works projects.

Kirsten knows how to work through voluminous information and complex issues to get to the heart of the matter in order to arrive at a favorable client resolution.  She has developed this ability over sixteen years of working in the public and nonprofit sectors and has fine-tuned this ability during her years in private practice.