BRIAN FLAKNE is General Counsel and Project Principal for Lupe Development Partners, LLC. He is an active partner in numerous residential development companies, in addition to managing his law practice in the City of Bloomington. Brian is a life-long resident of the Minneapolis area. He graduated from Shattuck School in Faribault, Minnesota, from the University of Minnesota in 1978, and from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1981. He practices in the areas of business formation, real estate development, and construction law.
As General Counsel, Brian directs contract, environmental review, financial underwriting, insurance, and professional and governmental compliance aspects of the business. Brian also represents the firm in matters of jurisprudence, and at public hearings for permitting, site plan review, and licensure. Brian is responsible for Lupe Development’s title, survey and underwriting disciplines. His extensive legal background has been a significant asset for development projects, including the Stone Arch Apartment complex (221 units), Marcy Park Apartments (59 units), Franklin Lofts Condominiums (54 units), Madison Lofts (47 units), and Flour Sack Flats (59 units).
Brian is active in the many state and national legal associations and in various community organizations within the City of Burnsville. He is a past member of Shattuck-St. Mary’s Board of Trustees, past president of Bloomington Fine Arts Council, and past member of Minnesota Council for Arts Education. He is currently the commissioner of traveling soccer for the City of Burnsville and has been a member of Torske Klubben since 1988. Brian’s hobbies include upland game hunting, golf, downhill skiing, gardening, and opera. He has been involved in numerous political campaigns at the local and state level.
Brian is married to Victoria Rico, and they have two children, Kathryn and Cameron. The entire family is active in Faith Covenant Church in Burnsville.