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Peter Gilbert Lennington

Peter Gilbert Lennington

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Trusts, Elder Law, Probate, Business

About Me

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 of Elder Law Attorneys; and a member of the Wealth Counsel, a nationwide collaboration of trusts and estates attorneys and other legal, tax and business professionals. Peter's continuing education and collegial involvement ensures the most sophisticated planning techniques are always available to the firm's clients. He is also a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Probate & Trust Law Section; and the Hennepin County Bar Association.


 


Peter graduated from the University of Toledo, College of Law in 1990, where he was Editor of the Toledo Law Review, 6th Circuit Edition. He has served as the chief appellate court clerk for Hon. Donald R. Ford, presiding judge of the Ohio Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; and for the current Assistant Presiding Judge Gary Larson, of the Minnesota Fourth Judicial District Court.


 


Peter is a frequently requested lecturer for the University of Minnesota, College of Human Ecology, and speaks to private groups on a variety of different topics, including family protection planning, wealth preservation, and elder law. Peter also routinely instructs attorneys and other financial professional in the areas of estate planning and planning for the elderly.


 


As the firm's founder, Peter holds the highest standard of client services, scholarship and lawyer accessibility. Peter serves the firm's clients by first listening closely to their goals, dreams and concerns. He then works with them to develop superior plans, that reflect his clients' own unique situations. Peter is committed to helping his clients understand that the foundation of estate planning is not just saving tax dollars, but also appreciating the value of planning for themselves and their loved ones

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Trusts: 20%
    20 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Elder Law: 15%
    20 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    20 years
  5. Business: 5%
    20 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($95-350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

18 total 

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    Pete is an incredible teacher and a wonderful human being. I couldn't appreciate more the wisdom and experience Pete has shared with me and my law partner over the years.

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    Jeffrey Kabbe Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bruce Middleton Cameron

    I endorse this lawyer. Peter has been a great mentor.

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    Bruce Cameron Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Lennington Law Firm

821 Raymond Av
Suite 315
St Paul, MN, 55114

Lennington Law Firm, PLLC


Minnetonka, MN

Lennington Law Firm, PLLC


Bloomington, MN

821 Raymond Ave Ste 315
Saint Paul, MN, 55114

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MNAuthorized to practice199106/29/2015
MIActive And In Good Standing199006/27/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
World's Greatest DadLennington-Chaffee Family2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing MemberLennington Law Firm, PLLC2002 - Present
AttorneyWiese Law Firm2000 - 2002
PartnerLennington & Associates1998 - 2000
General CounselHantz Group1998 - 2000
Associate AttorneyMeagher & Geer, P.L.L.P.1993 - 1997
Judical Law ClerkHennepin County District Court1992 - 1993
Appellate Law ClerkOhio Court of Appeals1990 - 1992

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ramsey County Bar Association, Estates and Trusts SectionMember2009 - Present
Advisor's Forum, WealthCounselMember2006 - Present
American Association of Trusts, Estates, and Elder Law AttorneysPast President2002 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2002 - Present
WealthCounselMember2000 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Michigan State Bar Association groupMember1991 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Whiteville Oil Co., Inc. vs. Federated Mut. Ins. Co., 87 F.3d 1310 (4th Cir., 1996)Affirmed

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarKey Issues You Need to be Aware of When Working With the Elderly or Disabled Client in Minnesota2004

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Toledo College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Hillsdale CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Complex Educational Summit2010 Estate Planning Update2010
2010 Planning for the GenerationsStrategies for 2010 and Beyond2010
Roth IRA TrustsEstate Planning with Roth IRA Trusts2009
Preserving the Family Cabin, Cottage & Vacation HomeAsset Protection, Tax & Estate Planning2009
2009 Trusts & Estates SymposiumFamily Cabin LLC's & Family Cabin Trusts2009
EP 100 - Building & Sustaining An Estate Planning PracticeEstate Planning2008