Katherine L. Wahlberg

Katherine Wahlberg is an attorney and shareholder with the firm, focusing her practice on the representation of clients in all aspects of real estate litigation and transactions, as well as commercial and business matters. Katie’s practice emphasizes representation of buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate and providing assistance with matters such as title disputes; boundary and survey disputes; easements, right of way and access issues; deed and contract preparation; mechanic’s lien disputes; representation in administrative proceedings for licensed professionals; and Torrens proceedings subsequent and registration proceedings.

As a former in-house claims counsel with regional and national responsibilities, Katie has extensive experience in handling title and escrow claims which assists title insurers and title agencies in meeting legal challenges. Her experience extends from curative actions and lien priority defense to coverage, as well as providing policy coverage opinions and coverage defense representation. Katie’s experience working with title companies, developers, surveyors, appraisers, abstractors, examiners, and other real estate professionals allows her to identify, evaluate, and strategize on resolving real estate matters, with and without litigation.

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota

Education:

  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, Saint Paul
  • Editor, William Mitchell Law Review
  • Qualified Neutral under Rule 114, Minn. Gen. Rules of Practice
  • CALI Award Recipient, Contracts
  • B.A., University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul
  • Major Course Studies, American Institute for Foreign Study, London

Organizations and Presentations

  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member, Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Former Volunteer, Minnesota State Bar Association, Wills For Heroes
  • Co-Author, “Life Is Better At The Lake.” February 2018
  • Co-Author & Speaker, “7 Ways to Establish Access.” Minn. Real Estate Institute, 2017.
  • Author, ” Establishing Legal Access,” September, 2017
  • Author, “Real Property for Family Law Attorneys,” Hennepin Lawyer, Mar/Apr 2017.
  • Speaker, “How to Examine Title in Minnesota: Comparison and Analysis of Easements, Covenants and Restrictions,” Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2017.
  • Co-Author & Speaker, “Resolving Boundary Line Problem Through Transactions & Litigation.” Minn. Real Estate Institute, 2016.
  • Co-Author & Speaker, Role of Surveyors in Litigation, MN Society of Professional Surveyors, 2016 Summer Conference.
  • Co-Author, “Attorneys & Surveyors: Practice Pointers for Working Together“, Real Property Law Section – Minnesota State Bar Association, Spring 2016 Meeting.
  • Author & Speaker, “Real Property Law Update,” Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors 2016 Annual Conference, February 12, 2016.
  • Author & Speaker, “Real Estate Series: Location, Location, Location: What About Access?”, Minnesota CLE, January 26, 2016.
  • Author & Speaker, “Title Hodgepodge: A Legal Update.” Minnesota Land Title Association, Annual Spring Seminar, April 2015.
  • Author & Speaker, “Title Insurance: A Primer,” Hennepin County Bar Association.

Practice Areas:

Real Estate Law

  • Adverse Possession and Boundary by Practical Location
  • Legal Descriptions and Other Instrument Defects
  • Survey Disputes
  • Mortgage/Lien Priority
  • Fraudulent/Unauthorized Instruments
  • Easements
  • Tax Liens
  • Access
  • Construction Liens

Real Estate Litigation

  • Torrens Registration and Proceeding Subsequents
  • Quiet Title Actions
  • Boundary and Land Use Disputes
  • Foreclosures
  • Priority Disputes

Title Insurance

  • Claims Handling and Defending Insured Title
  • Title Insurance Coverage Options
  • Agent Defalcation Matters

Business Law

Contracts

 
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Contact Information
One Corporate Center I
7401 Metro Blvd., Suite 575
Edina, MN 55439
 
Direct: 952.224.3644 x7
Fax: 952.400.3122
katiew@olson-law.com