Minnesota’s Preferred Probate Lawyers

A resource for all Minnesota estate and probate administrations.

Trusted Attorneys of MN Probate Law

Our knowledge of, and experience in, estate planning, Minnesota probate law, and fiduciary service representation contribute to our strengths in handling all of your Minnesota estate needs.

The Minnesota probate process can be daunting and time-consuming without the guidance of an experienced Minnesota probate attorney. We put an immediate focus on your concerns and priorities, clearly explain the legal steps, and exercise diligence in protecting your rights. Our experience with the Minnesota probate process will help put your mind at ease, making the process clearer and easier.

Probates, Wills and Estates

Our Minnesota probate experience extends across both taxable and non-taxable estates, and includes dealing with business succession, major asset sales, troublesome heirs, and other complex issues. We prepare and review estate tax returns (Form 706) and estate income tax returns (Form 1041) as well as fiduciary accounting and estate audits.

If you have responsibilities or interests related to an estate that must go through probate, we encourage you to contact us for a productive consultation on your legal needs and options.

MN Estate Administration Representation

We can explain and efficiently handle all aspects of administering an estate, paying debts and distributing assets in compliance with Minnesota’s probate laws. Emphasizing conscientious, personal service, our legal team is dedicated to protecting and pursuing your interests, such as:

  • Assisting or Acting as an executor or administrator of a family member’s estate
  • Representing a Probate Estate
  • Representing a fiduciary such as a Trustee or Personal Representative
  • Representing an heir to a will or estate who needs to ensure a fair distribution of asset
  • Representing anyone with a valid reason to contest or defend the validity of a will or other estate documents

Probate Resources

Minnesota Attorney General

Minnesota Judicial Branch Forms

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The Entrusted Role of a Professional Fiduciary

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Does Your Business Qualify for the Employee Retention Credit?

On December 27, 2020, Congress enacted the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020. The bill made retroactive changes to the original Employee Retention Credit (“ERC”) that applied to wages paid or incurred between March 13, 2020 to December 31, 2020...

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Beneficiary Designations

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Considerations in Structuring the Sale of a Small Business

Interested in selling your business? It is important to consider the appropriate structure for the sale of your business for both tax and liability purposes. Generally, there are two methods of selling a business: by selling the business assets (an “Asset Purchase”)...

Income Taxes Upon Death

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