Peter Berrie helps clients understand tax credits and secure the credits best suited to their needs. He focuses on low-income housing tax credits, historic tax credits, renewable energy tax credits and new markets tax credits. He also advises on real estate finance and common interest community law.

In the housing area, Pete has represented nonprofit and for-profit developers using 4 percent and 9 percent tax credits, HUD-insured loans, HOME funds, CDBG, Section 8 contracts, tax-exempt bonds, FHA insurance, GNMA mortgage-backed securities and tax increment financing.

Besides working on development projects that require tax credits or other governmental subsidies, Pete has extensive experience with common interest communities, representing developers and lenders on condominium and planned community developments and loan workouts.

Prior to re-joining the firm in 1999, Pete worked with the Minnesota Attorney General's office, where he represented the Minnesota Housing Finance Agency and the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board, among others.


Bar Admissions



University of Iowa College of Law
J.D. with high distinction, Order of the Coif (1992)

University of Iowa
B.A. Phi Beta Kappa, with high distinction (1989)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Historic Tax Credits: New IRS Safe Harbor Rules After Historic Boardwalk Hall
    Strafford Webinar, March 2014
  • Tax Credits After Historic Boardwalk Hall
    Strafford Webinar, 2013

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Shopping Center Association Past President
  • Hennepin County Bar Association Affordable Housing Forum   Co-chair

Civic Activities

  • Hearth Connection — Board of Directors (Vice Chair)


  • Chambers USA — Minnesota, Real Estate, 2011-20
  • Best Lawyers in America — Real Estate Law, 2011-20
  • Minnesota Law & Politics — Rising Star and Super Lawyer
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Real Estate, 2005-2006, 2011-19
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