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UPDATE: Kennedy and Ruhsam Welcomes Associate

Kennedy & Ruhsam Law is pleased to welcome Associate Attorney, Madeline M. Meyer, to our legal team. Madeline graduated with honors from Drake Law School where she also completed her Master of Business Administration. During law school, Madeline clerked for Simpson, Jensen, Abels, Fischer & Bouslog, P.C., and at the Iowa Capitol in government affairs. Madeline was a staff member for the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law and served in the Student Bar Association throughout law school. We are honored and proud to have Madeline join our firm as she brings a passion for business law and government relations to Kennedy & Ruhsam Law.

UPDATE: Kennedy Law Welcomes Partner

Kennedy Law Offices, P.A., a business, estate, and tax firm with offices in Dakota and Goodhue Counties, is proud to announce the promotion of
Scott A. Ruhsam to partner and the renaming of the firm as Kennedy & Ruhsam Law Offices, P.A. Mr. Ruhsam has worked in the firm’s Eagan office since 2013. His primary practice areas include probate administration, business law, and tax problem resolution.

Protecting the Law

Legal matters can be daunting, but at Kennedy & Ruhsam Law, we offer peace-of-mind when it comes to your time, money and family.

MN Business Attorney

The first step in building a solid foundation, is building a solid understanding.

MN Probate Lawyers

Prepared to help you feel supported through the probate administration process.

Estate Planning Attorney

Kennedy & Ruhsam Law Offices, P.A. is where we can start a safe plan for the future.

MN Real Estate Closings

Find comfort in the real estate experts at Kennedy & Ruhsam Law.

MN Tax Lawyers

Uniquely equipped to handle the intersection of your tax and legal matters

Fiduciary Lawyer of MN

Serving as Trustees and Personal Representatives throughout Minnesota

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Helping you with legal matters

During times of uncertainty and stress, we are here for you now more than ever. We provide two convenient locations in Eagan, MN and in Cannon Falls, MN. Contact Kennedy & Ruhsam Law to become part of the family.

Probate Lawyers

Providing legal aid to Minnesotans in search of justice and educated representation. Legal aid and justice based projects can be intimidating and nerve-wracking, however, at Kennedy & Ruhsam Law Offices of Eagan and Cannon Falls, MN we offer legal advice, professional lawyer services, and attorney aid based on our experiences with life’s toughest issues.

Heartfelt Legal Expertise

Focusing on the importance of family during difficult times, Kennedy & Ruhsam Law Offices, P.A., offers Minnesotans dedicated, fast and efficient legal services such as wills, funeral directives, trusts, powers of attorney, guardianship designations, and so much more. All with your time in mind.

Business Attorney

Are you a new business owner in MN and challenged with a legal project and don’t know where to begin? Discover the ease and knowledge behind a great public attorney at Kennedy & Ruhsam Law. Offering trusted business tax and business law services to Minnesota business owners allows you to stay calm, and focus on running your business successfully.

Minnesota Tax Help

Kennedy & Ruhsam Law Offices, P.A., understands legal services can be daunting. We are here to support, understand and represent you and your case with exceptional knowledge and care.

Serving Our Neighbors in Minnesota

During times of uncertainty and stress, we are here for you now more than ever. We provide two convenient locations in Eagan, MN and in Cannon Falls, MN.

Probate Lawyers

Providing legal aid to Minnesotans in search of justice and educated representation. Legal aid and justice based projects can be intimidating and nerve-wracking, however, at Kennedy & Ruhsam Law Offices of Eagan and Cannon Falls, MN we offer legal advice, professional lawyer services, and attorney aid based on our experiences with life’s toughest issues.

Business Attorney of MN

Are you a new business owner in Minnesota and challenged with a legal project and don’t know where to begin? Discover the ease and knowledge behind a great public attorney at Kennedy & Ruhsam Law. Offering trusted business tax and business law services to Minnesota business owners allows you to stay calm, and focus on running your business successfully.

Heartfelt Expertise

Focusing on the importance of family during difficult times, Kennedy & Ruhsam Law Offices, P.A., offers Minnesotans dedicated, fast and efficient legal services such as wills, funeral directives, trusts, powers of attorney, guardianship designations, and so much more. All with your time in mind.

Minnesota Tax Controversy

Kennedy & Ruhsam Law Offices, P.A., understands legal services can be daunting. We are here to support, understand and represent you and your case with exceptional knowledge and care.

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Updates To Minnesota Guardianship And Conservatorship Statutes

UPDATES TO MINNESOTA GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP STATUTES By: Dustin J. McIntee, Associate Attorney On May 16, 2020, Governor Tim Walz signed Chapter 86, S.F. 3357, which amended the Minnesota guardianship and conservatorship statutes (and other statutes) and...

Extension of the Payroll Protection Program

The United States Congress and the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) created the Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as an incentive for small businesses to retain workers on their payroll. The PPP is an SBA loan that can be...

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

Coronavirus CARES Act The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act provides support to small businesses and individuals suffering from economic distress across the United States. The Payroll...

Economic Relief Funds Extended | April 23, 2020

  The Latest in Small Business Relief during COVID19 On April 23, 2020, the House voted to pass a bill offering $484 billion in COVID-19 relief funds. Pending presidential signature, the bill should offer necessary funding for the SBA programs that exhausted...

MN Small Business Health during a Public Health Crisis – Kennedy Law of Eagan, MN

Governor Tim Walz’s executive orders have shut down small businesses across Minnesota to protect citizens and our health care system from the effects of community spread of COVID-19. The orders have forced small businesses closed, leaving them without options for...

Payroll Protection Program in MN – April 2020

Payroll Protection Program for Small Businesses in MN As part of the federal stimulus package signed into law on March 27 th , 2020, the SBA will offer loans under the Payroll Protection Program as an incentive for small businesses to retain and pay their workers...

How to Avoid IRS Collection through a Payment Plan (an “Installment Agreement”)

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has tremendous collection powers.  Creditors must usually get a court judgement before seizing your income or assets.  The IRS, by contrast, can generally seize (“levy”) a taxpayer’s income and property to satisfy debts without...

IRS Scams

Our office has attorneys that specialize in tax law as well as a tax specialist who worked for the IRS for over twenty years. We frequently receive frantic phone calls from innocent taxpayers who have been targeted by a scammer impersonating the IRS. We know what to...

Insights to Informal Probates

Insights to Informal Probates When a loved one has died, the grief process begins. One of the many details to be considered during the grief process includes whether an estate administration, or probate, will be needed for the Decedent. A probate is necessary when a...

A Passage into Probate Law

What is Probate Law? The term “probate” has several meanings and may be the reason why so many people are curious or possibly even unduly fearful of what a probate really is or what is involved with a probate. The experienced estate planning and probate attorneys with...

Updates To Minnesota Guardianship And Conservatorship Statutes

UPDATES TO MINNESOTA GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP STATUTES By: Dustin J. McIntee, Associate Attorney On May 16, 2020, Governor Tim Walz signed Chapter 86, S.F. 3357, which amended the Minnesota guardianship and conservatorship statutes (and other statutes) and...

Dealing with Death – The “D” Factor

The “D” Factor- Dealing with Death It is almost the end of the workday and your phone rings. You see that it’s a client, so you answer. He has called already the office three times this week. This time he is wondering what to do with his deceased mother’s jewelry. He...

Perspectives of Transfer on Death Deeds (TODDs)

Perspectives of Transfer on Death Deeds (TODDs) You have considered adding a Transfer on Death Deed (known as “TODD”) into your estate plan. What other consideration must be made to fully understand the purpose and utilization of this transfer vehicle? We will cover...

Why are Trusts Beneficial in Estate Planning? – Kennedy Law of Eagan, MN

Why Trusts are Beneficial in Estate Planning Why is Estate planning so important anyway?   Trusts and Titling Living Trusts are valuable tools in estate plans, and it is key to transfer the title of assets into the trust to ensure the benefits of the trust are...

Selecting a Trustee or Personal Representative in MN – Kennedy Law Offices of Eagan MN

How to Properly Select a Trustee or Personal Representative Choosing a Personal Representative or Trustee With all the decisions you need to make when putting together an estate plan, choosing a personal representative or a trustee is one vital piece of the planning...

How do I object to a Will?

Objecting to a will is referred to as contesting or disputing a will. Wills are handled by the probate court. Depending upon what county the decedent died in, the probate court might operate differently. Some counties have a judge team that is solely dedicated to...

What is an inventory and accounting of an estate?

An inventory is filed after the personal representative is appointed. The inventory states the assets and debts of the decedent. An accounting is filed when the personal representative is ready to close the estate. The accounting shows how the assets of the decedent...

What is ancillary probate?

Ancillary probate occurs when a decedent owned property outside the state where they lived. For example, if you live in Minnesota but have a cabin in Wisconsin, you might open the doors to an ancillary probate proceeding. The problems exist because the laws of the...

Extension of the Payroll Protection Program

The United States Congress and the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) created the Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as an incentive for small businesses to retain workers on their payroll. The PPP is an SBA loan that can be...

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)

Coronavirus CARES Act The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act provides support to small businesses and individuals suffering from economic distress across the United States. The Payroll...

Kennedy Law accepts new partnership: now Kennedy & Ruhsam Law

Kennedy Law accepts new partnership: now Kennedy & Ruhsam Law Offices, P.A.,

Economic Relief Funds Extended | April 23, 2020

  The Latest in Small Business Relief during COVID19 On April 23, 2020, the House voted to pass a bill offering $484 billion in COVID-19 relief funds. Pending presidential signature, the bill should offer necessary funding for the SBA programs that exhausted...

MN Small Business Health during a Public Health Crisis – Kennedy Law of Eagan, MN

Governor Tim Walz’s executive orders have shut down small businesses across Minnesota to protect citizens and our health care system from the effects of community spread of COVID-19. The orders have forced small businesses closed, leaving them without options for...

Payroll Protection Program in MN – April 2020

Payroll Protection Program for Small Businesses in MN As part of the federal stimulus package signed into law on March 27 th , 2020, the SBA will offer loans under the Payroll Protection Program as an incentive for small businesses to retain and pay their workers...

What is an LLC and does my small business need to be one?

Limited liability companies (“LLCs”) are a hybrid entity that offer the tax advantages of a partnership with the liability protections of a corporation. LLCs offer a barrier that allow the owner to protect his/her personal assets in the event of any litigation against...

Insights to Informal Probates

Insights to Informal Probates When a loved one has died, the grief process begins. One of the many details to be considered during the grief process includes whether an estate administration, or probate, will be needed for the Decedent. A probate is necessary when a...

A Passage into Probate Law

What is Probate Law? The term “probate” has several meanings and may be the reason why so many people are curious or possibly even unduly fearful of what a probate really is or what is involved with a probate. The experienced estate planning and probate attorneys with...

Updates To Minnesota Guardianship And Conservatorship Statutes

UPDATES TO MINNESOTA GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP STATUTES By: Dustin J. McIntee, Associate Attorney On May 16, 2020, Governor Tim Walz signed Chapter 86, S.F. 3357, which amended the Minnesota guardianship and conservatorship statutes (and other statutes) and...

Dealing with Death – The “D” Factor

The “D” Factor- Dealing with Death It is almost the end of the workday and your phone rings. You see that it’s a client, so you answer. He has called already the office three times this week. This time he is wondering what to do with his deceased mother’s jewelry. He...

Perspectives of Transfer on Death Deeds (TODDs)

Perspectives of Transfer on Death Deeds (TODDs) You have considered adding a Transfer on Death Deed (known as “TODD”) into your estate plan. What other consideration must be made to fully understand the purpose and utilization of this transfer vehicle? We will cover...

Exploring TODD – Transfer on Death Deeds

Exploring the Estate Planning Vehicle - Transfer on Death Deeds (TODD) Transfer on Death Deed The Transfer on Death Deed (known as “TODD”) became available in 2008 to be used as an estate planning tool for those individuals owning Minnesota real property and are...

Why are Trusts Beneficial in Estate Planning? – Kennedy Law of Eagan, MN

Why Trusts are Beneficial in Estate Planning Why is Estate planning so important anyway?   Trusts and Titling Living Trusts are valuable tools in estate plans, and it is key to transfer the title of assets into the trust to ensure the benefits of the trust are...

Selecting a Trustee or Personal Representative in MN – Kennedy Law Offices of Eagan MN

How to Properly Select a Trustee or Personal Representative Choosing a Personal Representative or Trustee With all the decisions you need to make when putting together an estate plan, choosing a personal representative or a trustee is one vital piece of the planning...

What is a Small Estate?

A small estate exists when there are probate assets that do not exceed $75,000. Whether or not something is a probate asset can be difficult to answer and it is advised that a probate attorney make the determination to ensure the assets are handled correctly. Once the...

What does an Estate Plan allow you to do?

A carefully crafted estate plan allows you to decide you will receive your assets at your passing. It is important to consult with an estate planning attorney to ensure the documents are properly executed. A common misconception is that if someone has a will, their...
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