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Paul Petersen Morf

Estate planning Attorney at Cedar Rapids, IA

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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State IA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    Practicing Primarily in Wills, Estate Planning, and Probate Law

  2. Trusts
    20%
    Practicing Primarily in Wills, Estate Planning, and Probate Law

  3. Other
    10%

  4. Probate
    10%
    Practicing Primarily in Wills, Estate Planning, and Probate Law

  5. Wills and living wills
    10%
    Practicing Primarily in Wills, Estate Planning, and Probate Law

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Paul Petersen Morf
115 3rd Street SE Suite 1200
Cedar Rapids, IA, 52401-1266

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman PLC
  • 1998 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Iowa College Of Law
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Clerk to the Honorable David R. Hansen
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • 1997 - 1998

Education

  • Yale Law School
  • JD
  • 1997
  • Dartmouth College
  • A.B.
  • 1994

Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Iowa Bar Association Probate and Trust Section
  • Council Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Iowa Bar Association Business Section
  • NonProfit Organizations Committee Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Cedar Rapids Estate Planning Council
  • Former President, Former Secretary, Former Treasurer
  • 2002 - Present
  • Iowa Bar Association Probate and Trust Section
  • member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • N/A
  • Linn County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Listed (Trusts and Estates discipline)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Landowner Education Seminars in Arizona (Mesa, Tucson, Phoenix), California (Palm Desert), and Florida (Orlando, Tampa)
  • Advanced Estate Planning Strategies for Farmers
  • 2012
  • 2012 UI Fall Probate and Trust Seminar
  • Chair
  • 2012
  • US Bank Continuing Education Webinar
  • Valuation Issues in Planning: Wielding the Two-Edged Sword of Valuation-Based Planning Without Cutting Yourself
  • 2011
  • U.S. Bank Continuing Education Webinar
  • Inherited Wealth: How do I Empower my Children Rather than Corrupt their Initiative: Drafting and Administrating Trusts without Trust-Babies
  • 2011
  • Tri-State Estate Planning Council Meeting, Dubuque Iowa
  • Planning in the Wake of the 2010 Tax Legislation: Navigating the Planning Storm with only Two Years of Visibility
  • 2011
  • Spring Tax Institute 2011
  • Advanced Care Planning – More than Healthcare Powers of Attorney and Living Wills (ACTEC Blue Ribbon Panel)
  • 2011
  • Society of Financial Planning Professionals Annual CLE Event
  • Planning in the Wake of the 2010 Tax Legislation: Navigating the Planning Storm with only Two Years of Visibility
  • 2011
  • Seminar for Estate Planning Professionals
  • Update on 2010 Estate Tax Legislation
  • 2011
  • Landowner Educational Seminar in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Houston, Texas; and Dallas, Texas
  • Advanced Estate Planning Strategies for Farmers
  • 2011
  • Iowa State Bar Association Annual meeting
  • Estate Planning after the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 – Panel Discussion
  • 2011
  • Guest Lecture, Cultural Property Class
  • Conservation Easements and Legal Strategies for Private Philanthropy Involving Land Preservation
  • 2011
  • Corporate Counsel CLE
  • United States Supreme Court – Petitioning For Writ Of Certiorari
  • 2011
  • Business Succession Planning Seminars (Cedar Rapids and Emmetsburg)
  • Business Succession Planning
  • 2011
  • Annual "Planning for the Best" Seminar
  • Planning for the Modern Family; Challenges Posed by Changing Social Norms and Evolving Reproductive Technologies
  • 2011
  • 2011 UI Fall Probate and Trust Seminar
  • Chair
  • 2011
  • Professional Advisors Seminar
  • Approaching Your Client About Charitable Giving
  • 2010
  • Fall Probate and Trust Seminar
  • Virtual Representation
  • 2010
  • County Conservation Directors Annual Meeting, Coralville, Iowa
  • Conservation Easements and Strategies for Private Philanthropy Involving Land Preservation
  • 2010
  • Annual "Planning For The Best" Seminar in Iowa City
  • Federal Estate, Gift, and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Planning Challenges in 2010 and Beyond
  • 2010
  • UI Fall Probate and Trust Seminar
  • New Developments in End-Of-Life Decision-Making: What Estate Planners Need to Know about IPOST, the Iowa Health Care Reform Act, and Implications for Elderly Clients in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Other Care Facilities
  • 2009
  • Family Law Section of the Iowa State Bar Association CLE, Des Moines
  • Post-Marital Agreements
  • 2009
  • Fall Seminar
  • Impact of the Principal and Income Act on Estate Administration
  • 2009
  • (“Planning for the Best")
  • Recent Iowa Legislation of Interest to Non-Profit Organizations and Philanthropists and Their Donors, University of Iowa Foundation
  • 2009
  • “Planning for the Best"
  • Advanced Estate Planning Strategies for the 21st Century
  • 2008
  • ISBA Family Law Seminar
  • Estate Planning for the Divorced, Divorcing, and Unhappily-Married Client
  • 2008
  • Chamber of Commerce seminar
  • Business Success Planning
  • 2008
  • Cedar Rapids Estate Planning Council meeting
  • Premarital Agreements & 2nd Marriages,
  • 2008
  • Black Hawk County Estate Planning Council meeting
  • Wealth, the Estate Tax, and Estate Planning in Iowa. What Does the Future Hold?
  • 2008
  • 54th Annual Spring Tax Institute,
  • The Importance of Checks and Balances in Structuring Fiduciary Authority,
  • 2008
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Cedar Rapids Estate planning Lawyer Paul Petersen Morf
Paul Petersen Morf
Estate planning Attorney
Cedar Rapids, IA
Licensed for 26 years