Ricketts, Iowa Estate Planning Lawyers

Mapleton, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 43 years experience
(712) 882-1468 314 Main St
Mapleton, IA 51034
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Business and Tax
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
Colby Merlound Lessmann
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Sioux City, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(712) 252-3226 613 Pierce Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
Estate Planning, Elder, Landlord Tenant and Probate
University of South Dakota School of Law
Attorney 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...
Lindsey R Buchheit
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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.
Brett P. Hall
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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.
Lee Michael Rankin
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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...
David William Patton
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Storm Lake, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 41 years experience
(712) 732-6720 216 East Fifth Street
Post Office Box 900
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Drake University
Dave Patton has practiced law for over 35 years, initially in private practice in a suburban law firm in Des Moines, Iowa; then as staff attorney for a small state agency (the Iowa Governor’s Office of Planning and Programming), followed by a move to Richmond, Virginia, where he became a partner in a boutique law firm engaged in business and environmental litigation almost exclusively in federal courts, before returning to his hometown to raise his four boys and engage in the general practice of law, limited to marital, custody, and property disputes, estate and probate matters, real estate and business...
Daniel P Fischer
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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
Steven Kohl
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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
Ronald F. Eich
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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
Theodore Karpuk
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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
Bruce Becker
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Sac City, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(712) 662-4771 Main & State Streets
Sac City, IA 50583
Estate Planning
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 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
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
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
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
Harlan, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 42 years experience
(712) 755-3141 711 Court St
Harlan, IA 51537
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Family
Annette Marie Ruffcorn
Claimed Lawyer Profile
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
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
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 and Tax
Manning, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(712) 653-2773 517 East St
Manning, IA 51455
Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Moville, IA Estate Planning Attorney
(712) 873-3210 232 Main St
Moville, IA 51039
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Ryan Ross
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Sioux City, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(712) 252-3226 613 Pierce Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Willamette University College of Law
Attorney Ryan Ross is a graduate of Doane College (B.S. 1992 with distinction) and Willamette Law School (J.D. 1995). He is admitted to practice law in the United States Federal Court, as well as Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska state courts. Ryan handles primarily real estate property matters (such as title opinions, title guarantee, foreclosures, deeds, sales, acquisitions, condominium transactions, purchase agreements, contracts, leases, options, easements, restrictive covenants, construction liens, landlord-tenant, evictions, subdivision, and zoning and board adjustment items), business matters (corporations, nonprofit corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, acquisitions, sales, mergers, contracts, succession planning, dissolutions, and licensing), and estate planning...
Sioux City, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(712) 252-3226 421 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA 51101
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Carroll, IA Estate Planning Lawyer
(712) 792-9241 805 N Main St
Carroll, IA 51401
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Eric Checketts
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Malvern, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 3 years experience
(402) 913-0119 58890 288th Street
Malvern, IA 51551
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
University of Iowa
My practice is centered on a philosophy of personalized service. Calls returned, emails answered, and constant awareness of your legal matter's status are just a few of the ways that I strive to make your experience superlative.
Chad W. Eichorn
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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...
Ethan J. Huizenga
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
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
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
Boone, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 14 years experience
(515) 433-0542 201 State St
Boone, IA 50036
Estate Planning
Southwestern Univ School of Law
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
Fort Dodge, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(515) 576-4127 805 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Estate Planning, Agricultural, Bankruptcy and Tax
Drake University , Order of the Coif, Member Drake Law Review
Council Bluffs, IA Estate Planning Attorney with 44 years experience
(712) 322-5588 42 N 2nd St
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Estate Planning, Business, Divorce and Employment
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
Fort Dodge, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 50 years experience
(515) 576-0333 1728 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
Drake Law Review, 1968-70
Council Bluffs, IA Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(712) 328-3157 233 Pearl St
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength
Estate Planning Lawyers in Nearby CitiesEstate Planning Lawyers in Nearby Counties

Related Practice Areas

Elder Law
Probate
Tax Law

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.