Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

If you have not put together a plan for the distribution of your property on death, or have concerns about your minor children, you want an experienced lawyer to guide you through the process. There are many different strategies that you can take to minimize the tax burden and other costs incurred by the estate. You want a skilled and knowledgeable attorney to help you implement the approach that best fits your needs.

We have decades of experience helping people throughout the Twin Cities Metro area with estate planning. We built our practice on a commitment to personal service and attention, taking the time to listen carefully to your questions and concerns and to help you understand your options, as well as the likelihood of meeting your goals.

We respond to all calls and e-mails in a timely manner and make certain that you work directly with an attorney throughout the process. For an initial consultation, contact our office or call us at 651-315-8738 (toll-free at 888-342-2493) to set up an appointment.

Our Estate Planning Practice

When you hire us to help you with your estate planning, we will start by gathering as much information as we can about your concerns and financial situation. We help you articulate your estate planning goals. We will then carefully explain the different strategies you can employ, including the use of wills and trusts, the re-titling of assets to avoid probate, and lifetime gifts.

Once you have determined the approach that best fits your needs, we will prepare all the documents necessary to put your estate plan in place, including:

  • Wills - simple, minor trust, marital trust, and disclaimer trust wills
  • Trusts - testamentary or living trusts, revocable or irrevocable trusts, special needs and supplementary trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Parental powers of attorney/standby custodian
  • Healthcare directives or "living wills" to identify who will make medical decisions for you in the event of your incapacity

We also handle a broad range of other issues related to estate planning, including the designation of a guardian or conservator, use of beneficiary designations, TOD/POD designations, transfer on death of deeds, life estate/remainderman deeds, and general estate planning.

For more on estate planning, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact Us For Help With Your Estate Plan

Contact us or call us at 651-315-8738 (toll-free at 888-342-2493) for an appointment. Evening and weekend meetings can be arranged upon request. Our office is conveniently located just off Snelling on Grand Avenue. We offer payment plans and take Visa and MasterCard in payment of services rendered.