A partner at Chestnut Cambronne, Gretchen Schellhas focuses her legal practice in the area of real estate, particularly in counseling and representing homeowners associations. From condominiums to townhomes to single-family common interest communities, Gretchen advises these clients drawing on more than a quarter century of experience in real estate law. Gretchen works closely with property managers and boards of directors to meet the varied needs of association clients, including declarant/developer turnover, contract interpretation, enforcement issues, defense of claims, document revision, and assessment collection. Clients appreciate Gretchen's direct and practical approach to the issues which arise.
Gretchen is perennially named as a Minnesota Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine. She regularly speaks on association-related topics for attorneys’ continuing legal education, to association-related trade groups of property managers, board members, and vendors. Gretchen is also a regular presenter at the Minnesota Real Estate Institute, the premier continuing legal education course for Minnesota real estate attorneys. She is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Bar’s Residential Real Estate Committee, and the Hennepin County Bar Association. Gretchen has also been a member of the Minnesota Women's Consortium Steering Committee, an officer of the Minnesota Women's Political Caucus, and on the Education Committee for the Minnesota Chapter of the Community Associations Institute.