Larry Wertheim is a shareholder of Kennedy & Graven, Chartered, and practices primarily in the real estate area.
Larry is experienced in commercial and residential real estate matters including acquisition, development and sale transactions, financing, loan defaults, leasing, title matters, subdivisions, and common ownership. He also assists municipal lawyers in the firm on real estate matters, and assists on real estate-related litigation as well. Larry is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Real Property Law Specialist. His clients include The Pemtom Land Company, LIFE TIME FITNESS, and Pratt Homes.
In 1971, Larry earned an A.B. degree from the University of California-Berkeley, majoring in history, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 1973, he attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin, receiving a M.A. in American History. Larry attended the University of Minnesota Law School, where he earned a law degree and graduated magna cum laude in 1976. He started working during law school for the predecessor firm to Kennedy & Graven, and he learned the practice of law, among other things, under the guidance of the late David Graven.
Education University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota Juris Doctor magna cum laude – 1976
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin Masters of Arts – 1973 Major: American History
University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California Bachelor of Arts – 1971 Honors: Phi Beta Kappa Major: History
Bar Admissions Minnesota, 1976 U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1976
Professional Associations and Memberships Minnesota State Bar Association, Member Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
Representative Clients The Pemtom Land Company Life Time Fitness Pratt Homes
Classes/Seminars Adjunct Professor, Real Estate Transactions; Law and Literature, William Mitchell College of Law Adjunct Professor, Law and Literature, Hamline University School of Law Lecturer, Real Estate Matters, Real Property Law Specialist Certification Exam
Published Works A Critque of Shaller’s A Vision of American Law: Judging Laws, Literature and The Stories We Tell, 21 Hamline L. Rev. 337, 1998 The First Othello: A Tribute to the Anglo-American Adversary System, 22 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 1003, 1996 Law as Frolic: Law and Literature in a Frolic of His Own, 21 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 421, 1995 Law, Literature, and Morality in the Novels of Charles Dickens, 20 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 111, 1994 Recent Developments in Minnesota Contracts for Deed, 60 Henn. Lawyer 8, Jan./Feb., 1991 Selected Recent Developments in Contracts for Deed, 58 Henn. Lawyer 6, Sept./Oct., 1988 The Decision to Cancel, 43 Bench & Bar 19, July, 1986 New Contract for Deed Changes, 55 Henn. Lawyer 14, Sept./Oct., 1985 Comment, Unjust Enrichment Claim of Canceled Vendee, 1 Minn. Real Est. L.J. 117, 1984 New Due-On-Sale Regulation, 1 Minn. Real Est. L.J. 181, 1983 Comment, American National Bank v. Blaeser, 1 Minn. Real Est. L.J. 154, 1983 Due-On-Sale III: The New Federal Preemption, 1 Minn. Real Est. L.J. 113, 1982 Due-On-Sale Clauses – An Update, 1 Minn. Real Est. L.J. 81, 1982 Due-On-Sale Clauses in Minnesota, 1 Minn. Real Est. L.J. 33, 1982