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Cyri A. Van Hecke



Cyri Van Hecke represents clients to resolve construction and real estate disputes. As a litigation attorney in a rapidly changing industry, Cyri uses a dynamic and innovative approach to dispute resolution that can adapt to change and implement creative solutions to legal disputes. Focusing on advancing her clients’ business goals, Cyri advises clients in a variety of challenging contexts to develop legal strategies that move clients towards their desired outcomes.

Cyri provides her clients the highest level of legal service. As a client-focused professional, she balances the analysis of multifaceted legal issues with making decisive, business-focused recommendations. She approaches complex and highly technical legal issues with straight-forward explanations and common-sense advice. Cyri empowers her clients in the decision-making process to cultivate efficient dispute resolution strategies tailored to her clients’ objectives.

Construction & Real Estate Litigation Experience

While Cyri prides herself on the ability to find creative solutions to her client’s problems, she is also an experienced litigator. Cyri has represented clients in all stages of litigation from pre-litigation mediation and negotiation to trial work in district court, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings and on appeal. Cyri represents clients in a variety of commercial construction and real estate disputes, including the following:

  • Construction and design defects
  • Construction delay claims
  • Breach of express and implied warranties
  • Mechanics’ liens and payment disputes
  • Tort-based construction claims
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) claims
  • Real estate title issues
  • Commercial lease disputes
  • Eminent domain litigation
  • Historic preservation issues
  • Adverse possession and quiet title actions
  • Torrens property and registration actions
  • Land use and zoning issues
  • Trespass and ejectment issues
  • Easement disputes
  • Access and boundary issues
  • Real property valuation issues


Bar Admissions

South Dakota

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


Hamline University School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude (2012)

The College of Saint Scholastica
B.A. summa cum laude (2009)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Real Property Section; Construction Law Section
  • American Bar Association — Forum on Construction Law

Civic Activities

  • Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota – Board Member, 2019-present; Land Acquisition Committee, 2017-present


  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Construction Law, 2023-24; "Ones to Watch," Litigation - Construction, 2023-24; "Ones to Watch," Real Estate Law, 2023-24
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Real Estate, 2019-23
Awards Methodology
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