Akron, Iowa Estate Planning Lawyers

Lindsey R Buchheit
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Sergeant Bluff, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(712) 823-1024 633 1st Street, Suite A
PO Box 533
Sergeant Bluff, IA 51054
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Prior to founding Buchheit Law (June, 2013), Lindsey worked as an attorney for two Sioux City law firms from 2007-2013. Lindsey is the President of the Siouxland Estate Planning Council, Secretary of the Sergeant Bluff Community Development Corporation; Secretary of the Center For Siouxland; and a board member of the Iowa Small Business Development Centers. Lindsey is a Martindale Hubbell BV Distinguished attorney and is licensed in Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Lindsey's practice includes but is not limited to estate planning and probate; family law; business and creditor law.
Colby Merlound Lessmann
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Sioux City, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(712) 252-3226 613 Pierce Street
PO Box 1557
Sioux City, IA 51101
Estate Planning, Elder, Landlord Tenant and Probate
University of South Dakota School of Law
Colby M. Lessmann was born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa, and is a graduate of Sioux City North High School. Colby graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Business (B.S., 1996) and School of Law (J.D., 1999). During his law school education, he published a casenote in the South Dakota Law Review (1998) and was both the Managing Editor and the Production Editor for Volume 44 of the South Dakota Law Review (1998-1999). After graduating from Law School, Colby clerked for Justice Robert Amundson of the South Dakota Supreme Court in Pierre, South Dakota. In August 2000,...
Brett P. Hall
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Sioux City, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(712) 226-4255 701 Pierce Street
Suite 202
Sioux City, IA 51101
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of South Dakota School of Law
Brett P. Hall is an attorney licensed to practice in Iowa, Nebraska, and the United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa. Mr. Hall is a member of the American Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, the Nebraska State Bar Association, and the Woodbury County Bar Association. He is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, School of Law. Brett lives in Sioux City with his wife and four children. He is active within the community and enjoys participating in local fundraising events, and volunteering with local nonprofit organizations.
Ethan J. Huizenga
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Orange City, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(712) 737-3885 209 First Street NE
P.O. Box 123
Orange City, IA 51041
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Saint Louis University and Dordt College
Theodore Karpuk
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Sioux City, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(712) 224-2930 507 7th St
Sioux City, IA 51101
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Iowa, College of Law
Steven Kohl
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Sioux City, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(712) 258-0101 520 Pierce Street, Suite 383
P.O. Box 1825
Sioux City, IA 51102-1825
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of Iowa
Sioux City, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(712) 252-3226 421 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA 51101
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Elder
Willamette University College of Law
Orange City, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(712) 737-3511 103 3rd St NE
Orange City, IA 51041
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Elder and Tax
Drake Law School , Order of the Coif, Order of the Barristers.
Sioux City, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(712) 252-3226 421 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA 51101
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Sioux City, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(712) 277-2333 401 Douglas St
Sioux City, IA 51101
Estate Planning, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Business
University of South Dakota Law School and Law Review Case Notes Editor
Sioux City, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(712) 252-3226 421 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA 51101
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Sioux City, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 39 years experience
(712) 252-3226 421 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA 51101
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Elder and Tax
University of Iowa Law
Sheldon, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 20 years experience
(712) 324-4385 934 3rd Ave
Sheldon, IA 51201
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of Iowa College of Law
Sioux City, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(712) 277-1434 701 Pierce St
Sioux City, IA 51101
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Personal Injury
Sioux City, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(712) 252-3226 421 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA 51101
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Real Estate
Sioux City, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience
(712) 252-3226 421 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA 51101
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Elder and Tax
University of Iowa, College of Law
Sioux City, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(712) 277-1015 750 Pierce St
Sioux City, IA 51101
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Tax
Moville, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(712) 873-3210 232 Main St
Moville, IA 51039
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Lee Michael Rankin
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Onawa, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(712) 423-1652 710 Iowa Avenue
Onawa, IA 51040
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Lee M. Rankin is a partner at Willson & Pechacek, PLC, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Mr. Rankin primarily practices in the areas of taxation, corporate law, estate planning, real estate, and trust and probate administration. He represents clients in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Monona County and throughout Southwest Iowa and Eastern Nebraska. Lee was born in Omaha, NE and received his BSBA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in accounting in 1998. He received his Nebraska license as a Certified Public Accounting in 2001. In 2002, Lee returned to school, attending the University of Nebraska College of Law where...
Chad W. Eichorn
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Arnolds Park, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(712) 320-8883 54 Okoboji Grove Road Unit 9
Arnolds Park, IA 51331
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Drake University Law School
Chad grew up in Ames, Iowa. Prior to his career as an attorney, Chad was a minister for 10 years in local churches and denominational administration. Chad lives in West Des Moines with his wife, Sarah, and two boys, Walker and Max. Chad’s practice focuses on elder law, estate planning, and non-profit/charitable organizations. He is a licensed mediator for elder law matters. He has provided quality representation to a spectrum of clients including individuals, families, charities, municipalities and professional sports teams. Along with his work as an attorney, Chad routinely speaks at churches and other charitable organizations across the country...
Ronald F. Eich
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Wall Lake, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 50 years experience
(712) 664-2273 105 Main St
Wall Lake, IA 51466
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
Creighton University School of Law
Daniel P Fischer
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Harlan, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(712) 755-2111 502 Market Street
PO Box 726
Harlan, IA 51537
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of Iowa
Daniel is committed to competent advising, responsive communication, and value-based service for clients. With a background and continued involvement in his family's farm, Daniel P. Fischer understands the legal needs and planning techniques best suited for individuals, farms, and businesses in southwest Iowa. Daniel studied Agricultural Business and Economics at Iowa State University, where he graduated summa cum laude and served as the Student Body President. At the University of Iowa, Daniel earned his Juris Doctor, with distinction, and was published in the Iowa Law Review for his note on the taxation of agricultural bankruptcies. Following law school,...
John Werden
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Carroll, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 35 years experience
(712) 792-9752 815 N Main St
Carroll, IA 51401
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Drake University Law School
Bruce Becker
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Sac City, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(712) 662-4771 Main & State Streets
Sac City, IA 50583
Estate Planning
Harlan, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(712) 755-3141 711 Court St
Harlan, IA 51537
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Spirit Lake, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(712) 336-1292 708 Lake St
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Elder and Tax
Creighton University School of Law
Carroll, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 41 years experience
(712) 792-1633 621 N Clark St
Carroll, IA 51401
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
Spencer, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 47 years experience
(712) 262-6801 215 Grand Ave
Spencer, IA 51301
Estate Planning, Appeals, Business and Communications
Spencer, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(712) 262-1187 2000 Highway Blvd
Spencer, IA 51301
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Employment
Drake University Law School
Spencer, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 46 years experience
(712) 262-1630 407 Grand Ave
Spencer, IA 51301
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
University of Iowa College of Law
Annette Marie Ruffcorn
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Omaha, NE Estate Planning Lawyer with 8 years experience
(402) 699-8318 3606 N 156th St
Ste 101-330
Omaha, NE 68116
Estate Planning, Business, Civil Rights and Probate
University of Nebraska College of Law
Spirit Lake, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(712) 336-1292 708 Lake St
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Elder and Tax
Creighton University School of Law
Lake City, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 58 years experience
(712) 464-3175 823 W Main St
Lake City, IA 51449
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Business and Tax
Manning, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(712) 653-2773 517 East St
Manning, IA 51455
Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Mapleton, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(712) 882-1468 314 Main St
Mapleton, IA 51034
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Business and Tax
Carroll, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(712) 792-9241 805 N Main St
Carroll, IA 51401
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Denison, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience
(712) 263-4627 Po Box 248
Denison, IA 51442-0248
Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Edward E. Cox
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Centerville, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(641) 856-3251 105 W Van Buren
P.O. Box 518
Centerville, IA 52544
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Probate and Real Estate
Drake University
Ed Cox practices in agricultural law, estate planning, and real estate and handles general practices matters. Prior to private practice Ed worked as staff attorney at the Drake University Agricultural Law Center. He has written several publications on agricultural law issues and has given numerous presentations on the topic across the country. Ed is licensed to practice law in Iowa and Missouri.
Joseph Creen
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Davenport, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(563) 344-4900 5505 Victoria Ave
Davenport, IA 52807
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Personal Injury
Drake University Law School and University of Notre Dame
Joseph C. Creen has over 35 years experience in the practice of law, litigating cases in Iowa and Illinois state and federal courts and advising clients with personal, business and employment matters, real estate matters, individuals and families for estate planning needs and probate. Mr Creen has a varied and extensive trial practice experience, including personal injury, brain injury, product liability, wrongful death, slip and fall, auto cases, catastrophic injury, as well as contract and construction disputes, estate & probate matters, such as Will contest and undue influence, consumer protection, such as wrongful foreclosure or collections, ...
Christine L. Crilley
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Hiawatha, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 36 years experience
(319) 363-5606 320 Miller Road
Hiawatha, IA 52233
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Probate
University of Iowa
CHRISTINE L. CRILLEY is a General Practice Attorney and Collaborative Lawyer with over thirty years of experience in a variety of legal areas such as family law, adoptions, business law, litigation, construction law, probate and wills.

In Addition to her law practice Ms. Crilley is also an accomplished Mediator and Arbitrator as well as a nationally approved Mediation Trainer. She offers basic Mediation training and advance Mediation training as well as Collaborative Law Training, and Parent Coordinator Training. Christine is also a Parenting Coordinator and Parent Coach.

After earning her B.A. degree at the University of Northern Iowa in 1979, Christine...
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.