Alexander M. Hagstrom

Alex Hagstrom is a Partner at BC Davenport, LLC. The first attorney in his family, Alex was drawn to the legal profession because of his passion for trial advocacy, which developed through years of competing in collegiate mock trial tournaments.
Today, Alex specializes in enforcing the rights of developers and sponsors of affordable housing under the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. Alex has represented non-profit and for-profit developers in arbitrations, state and federal trial courts, and appellate courts across the country in a wide variety of important “Year 15” cases concerning Section 42 rights of first refusal, purchase options, and sales of LIHTC properties. Drawing upon his extensive litigation experience, Alex also helps clients avoid litigation by serving as a go-to advisor for negotiating resolutions of Year 15 disputes and counseling clients at the front end of new LIHTC transactions to avoid common Year 15 pitfalls.

To each matter, Alex brings a diversity of experience that gives him a unique and well-rounded grasp of the law. Alex began his career in private practice handling a wide variety of commercial litigation matters, including litigation involving construction contracts and defects, business torts, shareholder disputes, and employment disputes. Before private practice, Alex served as a judicial law clerk to The Honorable Chief Justice Lorie Gildea of the Minnesota Supreme Court and a judicial extern to The Honorable Diana Murphy of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Outside of work, Alex enjoys golfing, home improvement projects, fitness, and playing the guitar.

Education and Bar Admissions

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2015
    • Managing Editor, Minnesota Law Review
    • Law Council Student Governance
    • American College of Trial Lawyers 40th Annual National Trial Competition Regional Champion
    • American College of Trial Lawyers Medal for Excellence in Advocacy
  • University of Minnesota Duluth, B.A. Political Science, summa cum laude, 2012
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
    • Student Legislative Advocate for the University of Minnesota Duluth

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Minnesota, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, D. Minn., 2016
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. Tex., 2017
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit, 2021
  • Supreme Court of Florida, 2023


  • Clerkship, Hon. Chief Justice Lorie Gildea, Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Judicial Extern, Hon. Diana E. Murphy, U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Cir.

Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
  • Innocence Project of Minnesota

Honors and Publications

  • Co-author of “Report Investigation Findings and Conclusion” Chapter of Handling Internal Investigations: Best Practices for Investigating Alleged Fraud, Bribery, Regulatory Noncompliance, and Other Types of Corporate Wrongdoing. Minnesota CLE. 05.2017
  • MSBA North Star Lawyer 2017-2019
  • Co-Author of “Legally Speaking:  Evolution of the Aggregator’s Playbook” in the NH&RA Tax Credit Advisor, Issue:  May, 2023. Click Here for Publication

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Alexander M. Hagstrom
O: (612) 445-8017
M: (218) 428-5866

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