Stephen A. Ling

Stephen A. Ling

  • Shareholder | Treasurer
Stephen A. Ling

“One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” ~ Arnold Glasow

Areas Of Practice

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers: Real Estate
  • "Rising Star" in Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine and Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, a designation given to only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. – 1999
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Wagner Labor Law Moot Court
  • Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa
    • B.A. – 1986
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Communications and Political Science
Rated By Super Lawyers | Stephen A. Ling | Selected in 2022 Thomson Reuters

Steve joined the firm in 2001 after working for an international telecommunications consulting company. Currently, he practices primarily in the areas of real estate, corporate, business and municipal law. He regularly represents developers, builders, corporations, small businesses, and investors in various real estate and commercial transactions. Steve regularly drafts and negotiates purchase agreements, leases and general business contracts, and he is frequently involved in development and construction matters. In addition to being a strong advocate for his clients’ interests, Steve uses his business background to advise and assist his clients in making sound business and legal decisions.

Steve received his undergraduate degree from Dordt College, and his law degree, with honors, from the University of Minnesota Law School. He is admitted to practice in the State of Minnesota and the State of Missouri as well as the Federal District Court for Minnesota. Steve has also been certified as a Real Property Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association.

When not representing his clients, Steve enjoys spending time with his family and participating in recreational sports, including golf, softball and basketball. Steve is also interested in real estate investing and remains actively involved in his church and the local community.

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Real Property Law Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, Real Property Law Section
  • Dakota County Bar Association, Member
  • Missouri State Bar Association, Member
  • First Judicial District Ethics Committee, Member
  • Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Eagan Chamber of Commerce
  • Northern Dakota County Chamber of Commerce
  • Faith Christian Reformed Church, Past Board Member
  • Kids n’ Kinship, Past Board Member
  • Bethany Christian Services, Board Member