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UPDATE: Congratulations to Tina M. Johnson RP®!

Kennedy & Ruhsam Law would like to congratulate paralegal Tina M. Johnson RP® on receiving the Barbara H. Peppersack Lifetime Service Award. This award recognizes paralegals for their service who have been a member of the Minnesota Paralegal Association for at least 15 years and have made significant contributions to National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc., Minnesota Paralegal Association, and the paralegal profession through volunteering, mentoring, and promoting the profession. Partner Scott Ruhsam nominated Tina for this award due to her extensive service in the paralegal community both locally and nationally.

At Kennedy & Ruhsam, Tina always produces excellent work product and pays attention to detail. She is also a pleasure to work with. “Tina goes the extra mile to assist clients and attorneys with their legal needs. Her work ethic and genuine consideration for others is truly commendable,” said Madeline Meyer, associate attorney at Kennedy & Ruhsam Law. “She is very deserving of this honor,” Meyer added.

Tina received this award because of her dedication to the paralegal field for over 20 years, her commitment to the Minnesota Paralegal Association in furthering its growth through her various leadership roles since 2003, her contributions to the legal profession by updating the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Deskbook, and her many volunteer hours with the Wills for Heroes clinics since it began in 2007. Kennedy & Ruhsam is so proud to have such an important part of our office be recognized for her outstanding work and dedication to her craft.   

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Review Decedent’s records or safe deposit box to locate estate planning document, i.e. Will or Trust. If an estate is needed, the Personal Representative named in the Will/Trust will handle the probate administration. Notify Social Security of the death. If you are a...

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