Minnetonka, Minnesota Estate Planning Lawyers

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...
Robert Lawton
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Saint Paul, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(651) 294-4925 1100 W. 7th Street, Suite 105
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Real Estate
Hamline University School of Law
Rob is an experienced estate planning attorney, and provides free consulations on all files to evaluate a client's situation and explore what he can offer. He is a leader in the Minneapolis-St. Paul estate planning community, eduating other attorneys in the areas of estate planning, probate and trusts. He provides simple wills at low cost for clients with modest estates, and more sophisticated planning involving estate tax savings techniques and business sucession for wealthier clients.
Mr. Michael Davey
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Saint Paul, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(612) 234-1551 2233 University Avenue West
Suite 150
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Bankruptcy
Mitchell Hamline School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law
Mike Davey is licensed to practice law in Minnesota, US District Court for Minnesota, US District Court - Western Wisconsin. Mike is excited to bring his passion for supporting and helping people to the practice of law.

Mike graduated from William Mitchell College of Law. He was a founding member of the William Mitchell Journal of Law & Practice. He participated in developing the Journal's Business Plan and served as a member of its editorial staff. Mike helped organize The Journal's first symposium: "No Strings Attached, Regulating Judicial Campaign Speech: Judicial Elections in...
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....
Anna M. Yakle
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Apple Valley, MN Estate Planning Attorney
(952) 953-3330 15000 Garrett Avenue
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Family
Anna focuses her practice on family law matters, including divorce, adoption, custody, parenting time/visitation, grandparent visitation, and paternity and estate planning and probate matters, including wills, trusts, health care directives, and powers of attorney. She also represents clients in the areas of employment law and business law. Anna obtained her Bachelor of Science from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota in 2004 and obtained her Juris Doctorate from Hamline University School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 2008.

During law school, Anna served on the Hamline Law Review and maintained her presidential merit scholarship. Prior to joining Tentinger...
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
Lauri Ann Schmid
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Apple Valley, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(952) 953-8843 14985 Glazier Avenue
Suite 525
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Probate
Hamline 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...
John Meyer
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Saint Paul, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 3 years experience
(651) 300-7830 445 Minnesota St
Suite 1500
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Estate Planning, Business, Landlord Tenant and Probate
William Mitchell College of Law
Founder and Attorney John Meyer found his passion while deployed with the Minnesota Army National Guard in 2011. Working with unemployed soldiers before returning home, John worked hard to help those who wished to start their own businesses chart a path toward success. He carried that passion and focus from the sands of Kuwait and Iraq, through law school, into private practice.
T. Melissa Gotfredson
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Maple Grove, MN Estate Planning Lawyer
(763) 445-2648 11670 Fountains Dr.
Suite 200
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Estate Planning and Probate
University of Minnesota Law School
Gotfredson Law Office PLLC is a Twin Cities, MN area law firm specializing in estate planning and probate services. Our services include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives. We also represent individuals who have been nominated or appointed as personal representatives of a decedent's estate. We are conveniently located in Maple Grove, MN.
Nathan J. Krogh
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Roseville, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(651) 631-0500 1700 Hwy 36 W
Rosedale Towers, Suite 223
Roseville, MN 55113
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
Hamline University School of Law
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...
Peter Lennington
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St Paul, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
(651) 641-0741 821 Raymond Ave
Suite 315
St Paul, MN 55114
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
The University of Toledo College of Law
Peter G. Lennington is a Twin Cities attorney and counselor, helping traditional and non-traditional families plan for life, deal with death, resolve conflict, and preserve a lasting legacy. His plans are comprehensive and highly personalized. Hundreds of families have engaged Peter to ensure that their loved ones have the information, guidance, and resources they need in the event of a death or disability. Peter is past president of the American Association of Trusts, Estates, and Elder Law Attorneys (AATEELA), a national, invitation-only organization of attorneys specializing in estate planning and elder law. He is also a member of the National Academy...
Michael J Burke
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St. Paul, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(651) 324-6138 842 Raymond Ave.
Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55114
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
William Mitchell College of Law
I am a life-long resident of St. Paul, and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1976 and received my law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1986. I have been practicing law for over 25 years in the areas of Estate Planning (including Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney), Probate, Real Estate, and Guardianships/Conservatorships. I have also litigated contests/disputes involving Wills and Probate, as well as matters relating to Guardianships/Conservatorships. I have given presentations in my practice areas to fellow members of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Ramsey County Bar Association, as...
Jennifer Evans
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Eagan, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(651) 882-7886 4660 Slater Road
Suite 250
Eagan, MN 55122
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Family and Probate
William Mitchell College of Law
Kevin Leiran
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Saint Paul, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(651) 379-3007 155 South Wabasha Street
Suite 100
Saint Paul, MN 55107
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
William Mitchell College of Law
Kevin Leiran is a skilled, aggressive attorney practicing in the areas of Bankruptcy, civil litigation, probate and estate planning. Call Kevin today for quote.
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
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Animal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
William Mitchell College of Law
Janelle Chambers
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St. Paul, MN Estate Planning Lawyer
(651) 228-0497 332 Minnesota Street
W2610
St. Paul, MN 55101
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of St. Thomas, Minnesota School of Law
Janelle was born and raised in Southern California. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law with honors. During her time in law school, Janelle served as senior editor of the St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy, worked as a student attorney in the Nonprofit Organizations and Elder Law clinics, and volunteered extensively with the Minnesota State Bar Foundation and Wills for Heroes. She currently lives in Eden Prairie with her husband and their five children. In her free time Janelle enjoys creative writing, supporting Minnesota hockey, and spending time outdoors...
Teresa B Molinaro
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Burnsville, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 years experience
(651) 705-8800 2809 Cliff Road East
Suite 100
Burnsville, MN 55337
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
Ms. Molinaro has several years experience practicing tax law, probate/estate administration, estate planning, guardianship/ conservatorship, and HRO/OFP law. Ms. Molinaro strives to provide sensible legal representation to her clients. With litigation experience but also a common sense approach to the law, Ms. Molinaro is an effective advocate both in and out of the courtroom. Ms. Molinaro is licensed to practice in Minnesota, Colorado and North Dakota.
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
Cathy A Wagner
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Rogers, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(763) 425-6330 21308 John Milless Dr
Suite 204
Rogers, MN 55374
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Elder
William Mitchell College of Law
I was a late bloomer. I didn't even start on my undergraduate degree until I was 35. Perseverence pays off, however. I made it all the way through undergrad and law school and have been practicing since 1994. Much of that time was spent as a solo practitioner, but I have a colleague who is an equal owner with me. My practice is limited to estate planning (wills and trusts), probate, guardianship/conservatorships and all aspects of family law (divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, property division, etc.)
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
Todd Bagby
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 12 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.
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
Kevin Morrison
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Saint Paul, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(651) 243-2538 627 South Snelling Ave
Suite 205
Saint Paul, MN 55116
Estate Planning, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Probate
University of Minnesota Law School
The only way to solve problems is through action. Determination, drive, and integrity are the keys to success. I co-founded Wainberg Morrison in order to help students who have the misfortune of finding themselves on the wrong side of the law.
Thomas Johnston
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Chaska, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(952) 556-5200 207 N Chestnut St
Suite 150
Chaska, MN 55318
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
University of Iowa
Dan Listug
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Anoka, MN Estate Planning Lawyer
(763) 260-4015 2006 First Ave. N Suite 201
Anoka, MN 55303
Estate Planning, Administrative, Appeals and Business
Hamline University
Boyd K Johnson
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Brooklyn Park, MN Estate Planning Attorney
(763) 566-3720 7077 Northland Circle
Suite 300
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428
Estate Planning
Boyd Johnson's practice focuses on probate and trust administration and related tax work. He is well-acquainted with Minnesota's probate and trust administration procedures and can help families navigate the difficult time when loved ones pass away. Additionally, Boyd assists individuals and families with estate planning, probate prevention, and estate tax management. Since every perso's situation is different, he tailors each estate plan with appropriate planning techniques to meet the client's unique objectives. Boyd enjoys spending time with his wife, a nurse at a local clinic. They live in Wayzata and can frequently be found visiting the area's lakes and parks. Boyd was...
Margaret D. Green
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Minneapolis, MN Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 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
Bryan Zlimen
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St Paul, MN Estate Planning Attorney
(651) 331-6500 1821 University Ave. W, Ste. 104
St Paul, MN 55104
Estate Planning, Business, Collections and Probate
William Mitchell College of Law
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
Joseph A Field
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Anoka, MN Estate Planning Attorney
2006 First Ave N
Suite 201
Anoka, MN 55303
Estate Planning
Wayzata, MN Estate Planning Attorney
(952) 473-1400 1055 Wayzata Blvd E
Wayzata, MN 55391
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Eden Prairie, MN Estate Planning Lawyer
(952) 927-7060 6600 City W Pkwy
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Estate Planning
Excelsior, MN Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(952) 474-8069 140 Center St
Excelsior, MN 55331
Estate Planning and Business
Eden Prairie, MN Estate Planning Attorney
(952) 906-3218 16415 S Manor Rd
Eden Prairie, MN 55346
Estate Planning and Elder
Eden Prairie, MN Estate Planning Attorney
(952) 941-4448 7525 Mitchell Rd
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Wayzata, MN Estate Planning Attorney
(952) 475-1001 801 12 Oaks Center Dr
Wayzata, MN 55391
Estate Planning and Business
Wayzata, MN Estate Planning Lawyer
(952) 475-9914 1000 Superior Blvd
Wayzata, MN 55391
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
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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.