We work with local clients and clients throughout the country who are
looking to continue to build a sense of community in Rochester.
Karen M. Fetterly






Karen represents clients in a variety of sophisticated real estate matters. She has extensive experience in all types of real estate transactions including agriculture, retail, industrial and office properties.  Karen also has experience with commercial banking and lending transactions. 

Prior to joining the firm, Karen’s transactional practice included working as in-house counsel for banks, trust companies and a securities firm.  As such, a deep understanding of transactions, coupled with years of experience in real estate, gives Karen a trusted perspective when counseling clients. Clients and colleagues praise Karen’s grasp of each transaction’s nuances, her client-first approach, and open-communication style.

Outside of work, Karen enjoys spending time on her own property, a hobby farm in southeast Minnesota. She and her husband have two children with whom she shares her love of the the outdoors and spending time at school, 4-H and church events.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 1991
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Augsburg College
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Honors: cum laude