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Korine L. Land

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Practice Areas:

  • Governmental
  • Real Estate

Additional Practice Areas:

  • Eminent Domain
  • Land Use & Zoning
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Kori Land joined LeVander in 1996 as an associate and became a shareholder in 2002.  Kori concentrates her practice on municipal and governmental law, real estate and land use, and development.  She serves as City Attorney for the cities of Cottage Grove, Stillwater, Hastings and Randolph.  She is also general counsel to the South Metro Fire Department, a full-time joint fire department serving the cities of West St. Paul and South St. Paul.  As a City Attorney, she has experience in several areas of municipal law ranging from open meeting law, data practices, ordinances, employment, problem properties, land use, zoning & planning, economic development, residential development, public improvement projects, and all the issues that cities face on a daily basis.  

Kori attended law school at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she received her Juris Doctorate with honors.  Before this, she received a bachelor's degree in English and Spanish at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Kori has been admitted to the bar in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and U.S. District Court District of Minnesota.  She is a regular speaker at the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys' annual conferences as well as at several other government organizations, speaking around the state on the topics surrounding general planning and zoning.  Kori volunteers her time as Trinity Lutheran Church on various committees and is actively involved in We Do Feet, a program that collects and donates furniture and household items to those in need.  


  • William Mitchell College of Law
    • Juris Doctorate (J.D.), Cum Laude 1995
  • Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 1992
    • Magna Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1998
  • Supreme Court of Wisconsin, 2001


  • Associate (1996 - 2001)

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota City Attorney's Association - Past President
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • First Judicial District Bar Association
  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • West St. Paul/Mendota Heights Rotary Club, 1999 - 2022
  • West St. Paul/Mendota Heights Rotary Club - President, 2005 - 2006

Publications & Seminars

  • "With Liberty and Juvenile Justice for All: Extending the Right to a Jury Trial to the Juvenile Courts", 20 William Mitchell Law Review 835 , 1994
  • “What You Need to Know about Public Records and Open Meetings”, Lorman Education
  • “Dangerous Dogs”, Minnesota Association of City Attorneys
  • “Land Use Law: Beyond the Basics”, Government Training Services
  • “Roadmap for Navigating the Land Use Approval Process”, National Business Institute
  • “What Councils Can (and Cannot) Do”, League of Minnesota Cities Newly Elected Official Conference
  • “Medical Marijuana Issues for Public Sector Consideration”, Association of Governmental Risk Pools’ Government and Leadership Conference, 2015
  • “The Evidence Room: Why every city attorney needs to care what is hiding inside”, Minnesota Association of City Attorneys
  • “Treating Code Violators Like your In-Laws: Embarrassing, Yes, But They Need Tough Love”, Minnesota Association of City Attorneys Annual Conference

Honors & Awards

  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, State Local & Municipal, 2011 - present
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2005
  • Outstanding Service Award, West St. Paul/Mendota Heights Rotary Club, 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Minnesota County Attorneys Association, 2009

Volunteer & Pro-Bono Activities

  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Hudson, WI
  • We Do Feet