Doran Companies Adds Veteran Attorney to its Legal Team

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Erica Delain moves from Stinson Leonard Street to serve as corporate counsel

Bloomington, MN — Erica Delain, a veteran attorney with 15 years of experience negotiating and documenting real estate acquisitions, sales, and commercial development leases for high profile regional and national clients, has joined Doran Companies in the role of Corporate Counsel.

Doran’s in-house legal team, led by General Counsel Dan West, is vital to all Doran’s business transactions, including: property acquisition, development approvals, construction contracts and other legal matters that arise out of employment and contract negotiations.

Delain, who previously was a partner at Stinson Leonard Street LLP, will provide Doran Companies’ with expert counsel for its commercial development and retail property management units at a time when both are experiencing accelerated growth.

A graduate of the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School, Delain has attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement with numerous articles in industry publications, as co-chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association and her active participation in the Minnesota and International Shopping Center Associations.

Doran Companies’ Anne Behrendt, who served as Doran’s General Counsel before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2015, said, “Delain brings a solid background of advising large developers and managers of commercial properties on legal issues of acquisition, leasing and project finance—clearly areas of increased activity at Doran.”

Doran manages nearly 2 million square feet of Doran and third-party-owned office and retail property in the Twin Cities metro area and is currently developing and constructing major commercial real estate projects in Maple Grove, Minneapolis and Shakopee.

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About Doran Companies
As one of the fastest-growing real estate development firms in the Upper Midwest, Doran Companies is a trusted leader in development, architecture, construction and property management. With offices in Colorado and Minnesota, Doran’s strong team of industry professionals are responsible for an impressive portfolio of premier properties. Over the past decade, Doran Companies has developed, designed or built more than 30 luxury multi-family and mixed-use projects in Minnesota, North Dakota and Colorado. Doran’s current property management portfolio includes millions of square feet of commercial space and luxury residential units in some of the most exclusive areas throughout the Midwest. Doran Companies’ more than 160 employees are committed to over-achieving and over-delivering every single day. Receiving numerous industry awards – from “Top Workplace” to “Best of Business” to “Best Large Contractor” – Doran’s partners and peers recognize its commitment to quality and its trusted position in the marketplace. For more information about Doran Companies visit