Jon M. Schoenwetter



(612) 260-9062

(612) 260-8018

Recent News:

Fourteen Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to Minnesota Monthly “Top Lawyers” list

The list will appear in the July/August 2024 issue of Minnesota Monthly

Jon focuses his practice on the acquisition, disposition, development, and operation of commercial real estate. Whether leasing a few thousand square feet or acquiring complex multi-property portfolios, Jon brings the responsiveness and creativity required to “close the deal” in a prompt and effective manner. 

Between closings, Jon advises clients both big and small on how to achieve their real estate objectives by, among other things, obtaining financing, negotiating insurance, securing municipal entitlements, ensuring compliance, resolving non-performing assets, and navigating all manner of real estate disputes between both private and public actors.

Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Jon worked as a real estate agent. In this role, he structured a variety of transactions from residential land development to industrial property acquisitions and dispositions. While in law school, Jon gained legal real estate experience assisting in real estate and construction practice groups, practical experience at one of the nation’s largest construction companies, and an understanding of distressed real estate at the Federal Bankruptcy Court, where he assisted judges in adjudicating bankruptcy cases.

Jon earned his bachelor's degree, with distinction, from Purdue University and his law degree, cum laude, from University of Minnesota Law School.



Fourteen Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to Minnesota Monthly “Top Lawyers” list

May 06, 2024

The list will appear in the July/August 2024 issue of Minnesota Monthly

Cozen O’Connor Minneapolis Attorney Jon Schoenwetter Named an “Up & Coming” Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer magazine

August 10, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS, August 10, 2022 — Minneapolis attorney Jon Schoenwetter, an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Real Estate Practice, has been named a 2022 “Up & Coming” attorney by Minnesota Lawyer magazine.

Cozen O’Connor Represents Equus Capital Partners, Ltd. in $1 Billion Multi-Tiered Real Estate Transaction

April 20, 2021

Cozen O'Connor represented affiliates of Equus Capital Partners, Ltd. in a multi-tiered transaction that included the sale of two portfolios of industrial properties throughout the Southeastern United States.


Minnesota Adult-Use Cannabis Bill Emerges from Reconciliation [Alert]

May 17, 2023

The bill emerged from reconciliation on May 17, 2023 and would legalize the recreational use of cannabis for adults 21 and older.

SCOTUS Goes to Mall of America: Court Recognizes Jurisdiction Over Appeals of Bankruptcy Sale Orders [Alert]

May 10, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court recently overruled lower courts in a dispute involving Sears' $10/year lease at the Mall of America.

Modernizing Real Property Easements For The 21st Century

March 22, 2022

The Uniform Easement Relocation Act (UERA) was approved by the NCC in 2020 in order to resolve the myriad regional approaches to the relocation of easements.

Second Minnesota Adult-Use Marijuana Bill Survives House Committee [Alert]

March 02, 2021

Steve Katkov and Jon Schoenwetter discuss a Minnesota bill that would establish a framework for the legal use of recreational marijuana.

Are “Fair Chance” Housing Ordinances an Unconstitutional Infringement on Landlords’ Rights?

April 07, 2020

Steve Katkov and Jon Schoenwetter discuss fair chance housing ordinances in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Oakland Calif., and the case Yim v. City of Seattle challenging the constitutionality of these ordinances.

Coronavirus and Commercial Real Estate Leases [Alert]

March 18, 2020

Christian Bruno, Matt Robbins, Jon Schoenwetter, and Erin Szulewski discuss the impact the COVID-19 outbreak is having on commercial real estate assets whose tenant occupants are experiencing complete or partial shutdown of their business operations.

Minneapolis’s Great Experiment: An Introduction to the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan [Bench & Bar of Minnesota]

March 06, 2020

Steve Katkov and Jon Schoenwetter discuss components of Minneapolis’s urban planning initiative designed to combat the affordable housing crisis.

Rent Control National Momentum [Alert]

February 26, 2020

Steven P. Katkov and Jon Schoenwetter discuss rent control measures throughout the United States.

Events & Seminars

Past Events


  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2019
  • Purdue University, B.A., with distinction, 2015

Awards & Honors

Top Lawyers in Minnesota, Minnesota Monthly, 2024

Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2022

  • Minnesota