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Kimberly M. Hanlon
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(612) 206-3701 310 4th Avenue South
Suite 5010
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Estate Planning, Business and Probate
University of Tulsa
I am not your typical lawyer. First of all, I don’t have the mindset of the typical lawyer, and I certainly haven’t had the usual career path. I came to my legal career after being a fashion designer in New York and moving away for family reasons. It’s hard to be a fashion designer anywhere else, it really is.

After I became a lawyer, I started my practice and started practicing just like every other lawyer I know practices. As I was going along, I kept noticing that most law practices violate the laws of good business (and clients hate that...
Jill M. Sauber
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 6 years experience
(952) 886-7442 7760 France Avenue South
11th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55435
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
I love what I do! My entire professional career has focused on death, dying, and preplanning. It is not as macabre as you may think! I find peace in helping my clients and their family prepare for the "inevitable"? (death and taxes), and make life's transitions easier.

I help clients navigate estate planning, as they focus on asset growth, to long-term care planning, where the focus shifts to asset preservation and care. After a death occurs, I help resolve contested Will or Trust issues (litigation), counsel on Medical Assistance claims, and guide families through the probate process.

I love facing the challenges...
James C. MacGillis
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(612) 455-0503 8000 Flour Exchange Building
310 Fourth Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Estate Planning, Business and Employment
University of Minnesota Law School
James C. MacGillis is a business attorney focusing on the corporate, employment, and litigation needs of entrepreneurs and growing businesses. Jim prides himself on exceeding his clients’ expectations by addressing their legal concerns promptly, efficiently, and effectively. His responsiveness, creativity, and ability to efficiently evaluate, advise, and advocate for his clients has earned him the respect of his peers, as Jim was named a 2006, 2009 and 2010 Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers magazine. Jim graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1997, where he was a managing editor for the Minnesota Law Review. Jim earned a...
Michael John Weber
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(612) 296-8080 150 3rd Ave S
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Estate Planning, Administrative, Health Care and Probate
Stanford University
Michael has over 20 years experience handling matters involving the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, the Minnesota Board of Nursing, the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, the Minnesota Board of Psychology, the Health Professionals Services Program (HPSP), and other health and medical boards. Michael founded Weber Law Office -- the predecessor of Weber & Nelson Law Office -- in 2000. Michael's practice areas include health law, business and employment law, wills and probate, and trials and appeals. Michael started his law practice in 1993, as an Assistant Attorney General in the Minnesota Attorney General's Health Licensing Division. He...
Jesse Kibort
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Attorney
(763) 201-1215 3165 Fernbrook Ln N
Minneapolis, MN 55447
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Business and Consumer
Hamline University
Life presents many legal complications…who will you turn to if you need representation? At Daniels & Wymore, PLLC we are a full service law firm providing representation to businesses and individuals. Our tremendously experienced and capable team of professionals can help counsel you and your business through any legal matter, whether you are starting a business, and you need us to draft the necessary business documents, or you need litigation representation, or estate planning or you need help defending your home from foreclosure. It doesn’t matter whether you are an wealthy entrepreneur, the start up business, or the average individual...
Aaron D. Hall
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(612) 466-0040 3572 117th Ln NE
Minneapolis, MN 55449-5842
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and IP
William Mitchell College of Law
Top Rated Lawyers in Minnesota, Mpls. St.Paul Magazine The (Real) Power 50, Minnesota Business Magazine Peak Performers, American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association Minnesota Rising Star, Super Lawyers Excellent Rated Attorney, AVVO Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans, Minnesota Jaycees IRS & Minnesota Department of Revenue registered attorney Minnesota Supreme Court, admitted attorney J.D., cum laude, Mitchell Hamline School of Law B.A., summa cum laude, Concordia University
Malee Ketelsen
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(952) 767-4980 7800 Metro Pkwy #300
Minneapolis, MN 55425
Estate Planning and Immigration
Attorney Malee M. Ketelsen is an elder law and immigration attorney in Minneapolis who is ready to take on your case and provide you with the representation you need at this pivotal time in your life. Come to Ketelsen Law Office, where you can have confidence in the help and support you can receive. Attorney Ketelsen received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa. She later obtained her Juris Doctorate at Drake University School of Law. She has a membership with several well-known associations, including the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Elder Law Section of the National...
Mrs. Brea Buettner-Stanchfield
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(612) 377-5311 2701 University Ave SE
STE 209
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Elder
William Mitchell College of Law
Bankruptcy and Consumer Rights Attorney
Mary P. Mooney
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(612) 721-6749 3148 38th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Hamline University School of Law
Many times in life each of us come to a crossroads or encounter an issue in which we need to get legal advice on how best to proceed forward. At such times it is important to obtain guidance from someone who can act like a beacon in a possible sea of doubt or confusion. Mooney Law Office is committed to providing you with top notch legal representation. Mooney Law Office has represented hundreds of clients over the years in the ten county metropolitan area as well as out-state Minnesota. Every client is approached with a focus on integrity, advocacy and understanding....
John E. Simshauser
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Bloomington, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(952) 400-2222 6525 Cecila Cr.
Bloomington, MN 55439
Estate Planning, Business and Entertainment & Sports
William Mitchell College of Law
Eric Prindle
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(612) 524-9375 3856 15th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407-2741
Estate Planning and Business
New York University School of Law
Jean Marie Brandl
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 29 years experience
(612) 332-5100 12 South Sixth Street
Suite 510
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, DWI and Employment
University of Minnesota Law School
I practiced criminal law in California for 16 years and continue to practice criminal law in both the State and Federal Courts in Minnesota. I was honored as an attorney of the year from the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association in 2002. I have handled and tried cases to juries in everything from petty theft, DWI, and minor drug cases to very serious robberies, burglaries and homicides. I have won numerous cases and most recently won a felony sexual assault appeal and then won the jury retrial in the case in Washington County Minnesota in 2010. I...
Timothy A. O'Brien
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(612) 767-1856 2915 Wayzata Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
William Mitchell College of Law and St. John's University School of Law
O'Brien Law Firm is dedicated to serving you, offering an extensive range of services for both personal and business legal needs. Contact me today to set up a free consultation. I appreciate the opportunity to earn your business.
Margaret D. Green
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(612) 708-9767 222 N. Second Street Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Estate Planning and Business
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
Tracy Irene Nightingale
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(952) 525-2214 5775 Wayzata Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Insurance Claims
Todd Bagby
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 13 years experience
(612) 424-1624 1624 Harmon Place
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Family
University of Iowa
Todd handles matters in Wills, Trusts, and Estates; Family Law; and Civil Litigation. He also provides pro bono representation to youth in foster care in association with the Children's Law Center of Minnesota. Before moving to Minnesota, Todd practiced law in Denver, Colorado in the areas of Municipal Law and Litigation. He also gained experience in Civil Rights Law while interning with the United States Department of Justice and the University of Iowa Clinical Law Programs. Todd is a graduate of Tulane University and the University of Iowa College of Law. He was born and raised in Independence, Iowa.
Barbara Kristiansson
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Attorney
(612) 672-3600 100 South 5th Street
Suite 1400
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Estate Planning
William Mitchell College of Law
Sally Forbes Friedman
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(763) 546-1200 5500 Wayzata Blvd.
Suite 1200
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Estate Planning and Probate
Southwestern University School of Law
Elizabeth Cloutier
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(612) 332-5100 12 S 6th St
Suite 510
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Estate Planning, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Business
William Mitchell College of Law
Voted Favorite Femal Family Law Attorney by the readers of Minnesota Women's Press 2008
Kathy Tatone
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St. Louis Park, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(612) 604-5146 4500 Park Glen Road
Suite 220
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Estate Planning, Elder, Nursing Home and Probate
Lucas Thompson
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(612) 466-0010 901 Marquette Ave, Suite 1675
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Estate Planning, Business, Communications and Tax
Western New England College and Columbia University
Richard Bardy
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Wayzata, MN Estate Planning Attorney
(952) 476-5995 101 Lake St W
Wayzata, MN 55391
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
Theodore Landwehr
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Attorney
(763) 781-7898 4034 7th Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55421
Estate Planning and Bankruptcy
Steven Pundt
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Lawyer
(612) 333-1900 222 South 9th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Estate Planning and Probate
Courtney Sebo
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Excelsior, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(612) 360-0680 540 Lake Street
Excelsior, MN 55331
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Courtney Sebo is an estate planning, probate and litigation attorney practicing in Rochester, MN and Excelsior, MN. Courtney is the sole owner and attorney at Excelsior Law Firm. Courtney offers personalized, accessible, and hands-on representation to clients. Courtney drafts wills, trusts, health care directives, powers of attorney, deeds, contracts, antenuptial agreements (prenups), and represents clients in litigation. A former Minnesota Court of Appeals law clerk, Courtney is a 2010 graduate of William Mitchell College of Law and a 2002 graduate of the University of Saint Thomas. Courtney's career has spanned both small and large law...
Charles D Roulet
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Maple Grove, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(763) 420-5087 7028 East Fish Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN 55311
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Business
William Mitchell College of Law
Minnesota will, trust and estate planning attorney Chuck Roulet has devoted his career to helping his clients protect what matters most to them through comprehensive estate, asset protection, and business planning. Chuck is a frequent lecturer and is the author of numerous articles on estate planning. He is also the author of two books, "What Happens to Them: what every parents needs to know about estate planning", and "Be Your Own Boss: A Fast and Friendly Legal Guide to Starting Your Own Business". He is also working on an upcoming series of books on estate planning. Chuck has...
Daniel Reiff
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Minnetonka, MN Estate Planning Lawyer
(612) 421-2175 12800 Whitewater Dr #100
Minnetonka, MN 55343
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
Hamline University School of Law
I can spend all kinds of time talking about my background and credentials, like how I graduated summa cum laude from law school, did a prestigious clerkship, and have 15 years of legal experience. But you know what? That's probably not what you want to hear about. You want to know how I can help you.

Here's how I can help you. I help you become a better parent, a better spouse, or a better business owner. I approach my work, not primarily through the lens of a lawyer, but through the lens of one who has personally had to use...
Ronald M. Otten
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Eden Prairie, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(612) 562-8135 6385 Old Shady Oak Road
Suite 250
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Dedicated to providing clients with quality service, drawing on over three decades of experience in estate planning and related practice areas.

Ronald M. Otten practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, business succession planning, charitable giving, medicaid planning and real estate. Since these practice areas have many sub-categories that cross over into other practice areas, he works closely with other firm attorneys to meet the legal needs of our clients.

Ron has a strong belief in client service. His experience, spanning more than three decades, ranges from the representation of individual clients in simple estate planning matters to the...
Erin Ann Muldoon Haug
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Minnetonka, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(952) 474-4406 5101 Thimsen Ave STE 204
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Family, Probate and Real Estate
Graduated from Concordia College Moorhead, MN in 2001 majoring in business administration. Attended the University of North Dakota School of Law with the Juris Doctor in 2004. Erin has been in private practice since 2004.
Thomas Hurwitz
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New Hope, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(952) 593-5959 3410 Winnetka Ave. N. #101
New Hope, MN 55427
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Family, Personal Injury and Probate
Hamline University School of Law
William Henry Henney
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Minnetonka, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience
(952) 474-4406 5101 Thimsen Avenue
Suite 200
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Probate
William Mitchell College of Law
William H. Henney, Attorney at Law, has provided experienced legal services to his clients in Minnesota and Florida since 1982. His offices are located at 5101 Thimsen Avenue in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Bill graduated Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota Duluth and attended William Mitchell College of Law. He is married and has a son. Bill is experienced in the art of negotiation, whether in contract disputes, collections with debtors or the IRS, and maintains a constant focus on understanding his clients’ needs. His areas of legal practice include: Minnesota and U.S. District...
Rebecca Bell
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
Minneapolis, MN 55422
Estate Planning and Probate
William Mitchell College of Law
I create comprehensive estate plans that take care of families, their assets and honor their values. Wills, Trust, Health Care Directive, Powers of Attorney. We protect your assets, including your pets. We also manage Probates and Estate Administration.

I also am a national speaker in the area of Equine Law.
Jerry A. McDonald Esq.
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Chanhassen, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 17 years experience
(952) 253-1406 600 West 78th Street
Suite 230
Chanhassen, MN 55317-0159
Estate Planning, Business, Criminal and Elder
Hamline University School of Law
Kari S. Swalinkavich
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Minnetonka, MN Estate Planning Lawyer
(952) 474-4303 5101 Thimsen Ave, #200
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Estate Planning and Family
Barbara Gislason
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Fridley, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 40 years experience
(763) 572-9297 7362 University Avenue NE
Suite 120
Fridley, MN 55432
Offers Video ChatEstate Planning, Animal, Divorce and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
At the Law Office of Barbara J. Gislason, clients receive individual attention and legal advice customized to their unique needs. Based on more than 30 years of experience, Barbara has developed a highly effective approach to working with her clients. Her honesty and straightforward nature benefits clients facing a diverse range of legal issues.

Barbara was an undergraduate psychology major at Carleton College, and she has a true desire to understand why parties seek to advance certain positions. Due to her extensive experience, Barbara can help you understand what the party on the other side of the table is thinking and...
Zachary A. Wiegand
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Burnsville, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(952) 658-6503 3000 County Road 42 West
Suite 310
Burnsville, MN 55337
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
William Mitchell College of Law
Zachary A. Wiegand is a Burnsville estate planning and probate attorney who counsels clients on estate planning, probate, and trust administration matters. Zach helps families preserve and protect their hard-earned assets by drafting comprehensive and protective estate plans including wills, trusts, health care directives and powers of attorney. Following the death of a loved one, Zach also helps navigate families through the probate or trust administration process.

By working closely with his clients and listening intently to their concerns, Zach is better able to understand the goals and wishes of each individual and family he represents. Once each client’s goals are...
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Edina, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(952) 746-2152 8050 West 78th Street
Edina, MN 55439
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Minnesota Law School and St. John's University School of Law
With more than 27 years of experience, Scott provides legal counsel to individuals and closely held businesses with sophisticated aspects of tax, business and estate planning. Licensed Minnesota and Wisconsin, his areas of expertise include business succession planning, coordinated estate planning for complex estates, and advising all types of families on transfer of assets as well as legacy and philanthropic planning during lifetime or upon death. Scott’s practice includes advising trust and estate fiduciaries (trustees and executors), beneficiaries and charitable organizations. His dedication to and advancement in the estate planning practice area is evidenced by his...
Andrew M. Ayers
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Edina, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 17 years experience
(612) 294-6982 6800 France Avenue South
Suite 190
Edina, MN 55435
Offers Video ChatEstate Planning, Business, Collections and Family
New York Law School
Before starting my own law firm, I worked for law firms in New York City. I represented people and businesses in lawsuits in court. Other clients needed help with transactions for themselves or their businesses. Some of my favorite clients were young families and small business owners and working with them inspired me to start my own law firm in 2011.

WHAT I LEARNED

Starting my own business helped me understand the challenges and opportunities that confront business owners at all stages of their entrepreneurial journeys. I was immediately amazed at the creative and innovative ways that these businesses worked with their...
Becky Moshier
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St Paul, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(651) 645-1211 2233 University Ave W Suite 420
St Paul, MN 55114
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Divorce
William Mitchell College of Law
Becky A. Moshier, Attorney at Law is an experienced bankruptcy lawyer with over 29 years experience.
Julie Wilcox
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Edina, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(651) 895-2945 4940 W 77th
Edina, MN 55435
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Family
Julie Wilcox founded Blue Owl Law because she wants to do good work for good people. She wants to listen. To give answers, and ideas. To guide strong people through tough situations. And because she has powerful personal experience within estate planning and family law and wants to use those experiences to help and connect with others.
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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.

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