Our attorneys represent property owners, buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in a variety of real estate matters and litigation. We can guide you through your next purchase or sale, negotiate commercial and residential leases, or advocate for your interests in a dispute. Our attorneys advise property owners on a variety of real estate issues, including land use and zoning laws, property development, construction, title defects, gifting and beneficiary (“transfer on death”) deeds, neighbor disputes, and more.
We provide a variety of legal services to assist our small business clients with every facet of their operations. Our attorneys will help you organize your business, establish trade names, negotiate contracts, manage employment relationships, and more. We will simplify the legal issues so you can focus on running a successful business.
From simple to complex estates, our attorneys will work with you to design and implement an estate plan that achieves your goals. We will assist you in preparing Wills and Trusts to provide for the distribution of your property and to minimize estate tax obligations, and can assist you in preparing Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives for events of illness or incapacity. We look forward to working with you to achieve the peace of mind that comes from having your affairs in order.
Probate & Trust Administration.
If you have lost a loved one, or have been nominated as an executor or trustee to administer an estate, our attorneys are ready to assist you with the legal process of transferring the decedent’s assets to the heirs and beneficiaries. We will work closely with you to navigate your duties in administering the trust or probate estate, including filing any required tax returns and handling creditor claims.
Abraham Lincoln advised lawyers: “Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser–in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.” This is sage advice. But when you must go to court to fight for your rights, our attorneys are here to help. We have achieved successful results for clients in both state and federal court, and at all stages of litigation, in a wide variety of practice areas.
We have attorneys licensed to practice in both Minnesota and Wisconsin and throughout the federal district courts on a national level. Our firm represents clients in and around the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area and throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. We maintain a regular presence in the Brainerd Lakes Area and have serviced clients throughout Central Minnesota since the firm was founded in 1981.
We are ready, willing and able to provide you or your business with professional, prompt, experienced, and comprehensive legal services focused on your specific needs. Please give us the opportunity to show you what we can do for you.