Eric focuses his practice in the areas of municipal and private sector law with an emphasis on real estate development, zoning, and land use, construction, contracts, public and private finance, environment, government grant assistance, and regulatory compliance.  Prior to joining Eckberg Lammers, Eric served 15 years as the general counsel for the Saint Paul Port Authority. He was the lead senior counsel on many of the City’s iconic major redevelopments such as:

  • 120-acre Ford Plant redevelopment (“Highland Bridge”)
  • Allianz Field (Minnesota United FC), CHS Field (Saint Paul Saints)
  • 112-acre former Hillcrest Golf Course (mixed use redevelopment, known as “The Heights”), and
  • 46-acre former 3M site (commercial, industrial redevelopment, known as “Beacon Bluff”).

In his spare time, Eric enjoys the outdoors, cooking, reading books on history, and most importantly spending time with his wife and daughter, including Biscuit, their miniature wired-hair dachshund.

Education & Admissions


Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, MN
– J.D.

Carleton College, Northfield, MN
– B.A.

Bar Admissions


U.S. Court of Appeals – 8th Circuit

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Affiliations & Involvement

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
– House of Delegate 2014-present

Minnesota Bar Association
– Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council
– Mock-Trial, Volunteer Judge

Ramsey County Bar Association

Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society

Minnesota Landmark Center
– Board Member 2016-present

Economic Development Association
– Member

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Building healthy, strong communities is where I find my greatest professional satisfaction. I enjoy working with a team seeking to achieve a common goal, especially if the project is located in distressed neighborhoods, is complex and unique, and involves the construction of industrial, commercial, or residential facilities that create jobs, increase tax base, and improve public infrastructure. In the end I hope the result of my legal work helps out people in their daily lives.
Eric Larson