General Counsel & Secretary


Mr. Carlson has served as General Counsel and Secretary of the Trust since 2020. Mr. Carlson has over 30 years of experience in general corporate practice, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, agribusiness, securities, finance and real estate.

Current Experience

  • General Counsel and Secretary – Sterling Multifamily Trust, Sterling Office and Industrial Trust
  • General Counsel and Secretary – Sterling Management, LLC

Previous Experience

  • Attorney – Fredrikson & Byron Law Firm
  • Senior Vice President and General Counsel – AgCountry Farm Credit Services
  • Attorney – Vogel Law Firm

Education and Designations

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from North Dakota State University
  • Juris Doctor degree from the University of Minnesota Law School
  • Licensed to practice law in North Dakota and Minnesota