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Posted by Janet, a Estate Planning client,
I worked with Robert Donald Estes 1/11/14. He helped me assemble my estate plan, A to Z, start to finish. I was initially very intimidated, unknowledgeable, and frankly scared to begin this process, but Robert put many of my fears at ease. Most notably, Robert educated me, and went step by step to ensure that not only did I have a plan for my estate, but that I could understand that plan and share it with my daughter and family. Robert works with a wide range of clients, and while as a retired social worker I might not be the most notable, his service to my cause testifies to his ability to work with a diversity of peoples with a wide array of needs. He brings estate law to life with a wide range of anecdotes that illustrate complex concepts with real life examples. He's also well traveled and a pretty cool guy! I would highly recommend Robert to anyone starting this process from scratch, or whom is intimidated or unfamiliar with the process.
Posted by Julie, a Trusts client,
I am an attorney. One would think in this capacity I would have seen to it that my mother had her affairs in order. Not so. She had a completely outdated will and no trust. When I learned she was critically ill, I flew from my hometown of San Francisco to Minneapolis but not before obtaining a recommendation from my trust attorney here in San Francisco. Don Estes was one of several attorneys recommended. I called and spoke with all of the twin city attorneys suggested and I am certain they were all competent. What set Don apart from them was his candor, expertise, and willingness to work with me to assist my mom in ways which were not only professional, but completely sensitive to our family at such a difficult time. In addition, he is an attorney for whom attention to detail is critical. He honored all of my mother's needs/desires, but always with his eyes on what was the most efficient, effective and important legal consideration. I called him my "knight in shining armor" and indeed he was. Upon my return to San Francisco, I immediately telephoned my attorney to thank her for such a great recommendation. Do not hesitate to hire Don Estes for your will, trust and estate planning and don't do what I did - waste your time vetting a number of other attorneys. He's the best and Minnesota is lucky to have him!
Posted by a Business client,
R. Donald ("Don") Estes was referred by a mutual friend when our business was in a crisis situation. Don calmly laid out options and gave us his advice. He quarterbacked us through some difficult litigation, and helped us forge through some very difficult litigation. All the while, he was also advising us on other parts of our business...something we never received from our former large law firm. Don is probably the most intelligent person I've ever met, and has a way of applying his wisdom pragmatically, reasonably, and confidently. Perfect for us!
Posted by a Corporate client,
Extremely experienced in corporate matters.
He is an exceptional resource.