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I have been practicing law in Minnesota State and Federal courts for over 26 years. I provide my clients practical advice with an eye toward finding a cost effective and acceptable solution to their legal issues.

I realize that contacting a lawyer can be a stressful time in your life fraught with uncertainty as to how the process will go, what to expect and how much it will cost. I endeavor to take the mystery out of hiring an attorney by providing you a realistic estimate of the cost of the legal services you need and the potential outcomes based upon the choices you make.

My practice areas include real property law, landlord/tenant disputes, shareholder disputes, litigation, administrative law, corporate law, construction law, contracts, collections, probate, wills and trusts.

I contribute where I can to our community and my roots run deep here in Minnesota.

I am originally from St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Growing up in Minnesota, I took every opportunity to 'go north' and enjoy our great outdoors going many times to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. I even spent one cherished summer at the end of the Sawbill Trail working for an outfitter.

My love for the outdoors expanded from canoe country to backpacking in the Canadian Rockies and the Canadian Coastal Range. It should be no surprise then that I attended college at Colorado State University to be closer to the mountains and the out of doors. I came back to Minnesota to attend law school and have remained here, again enjoying all that Minnesota has to offer, from biking trails to the theater, to great music, to opportunities to play ice hockey and cross country ski.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
    27 years, 150 cases
  2. Contracts: 25%
    27 years, 100 cases
  3. Real Estate: 25%
    27 years, 100 cases
  4. Estate Planning: 15%
    17 years, 100 cases



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Contact info

101 E. 5th Street
Suite 2626
St Paul, MN, 55101


MNAuthorized to practice198907/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyHeltzer Law Office, LLC2015 - Present
AttorneyHeltzer & Houghtaling, P.A.2010 - 2015
AttorneyHeltzer & Burg, PLC2000 - 2010
AttorneyJohnson & Gulling, Pa1997 - 2000
AssociateBernick & Lifson1994 - 1997
AssociateMcGrann Shea1990 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Training to ServePresident2013 - Present
American Prepaid Legal Services InstituteN/A2012 - Present
Minnesota Lavender Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A1989 - Present
Wayside House, Inc.Board of Directors1990 - 1997
Publication nameTitleDate
Estate Planning For Non-Traditional Families Deskbook, 2nd Ed. Chapter AuthorDomestic Partnership Agreements2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Colorado State UniversityNatural Resource ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
What Now?Same Sex Marriage Comes To Minnesota2013
Upside Down Property in a Topsy Turvy DissolutionDealing with Real Estate Realities in Unfavorable Conditions2013
Presentation with Hart-Shegos Inspection Services, LLCUnderstanding and Responding to Bed Bugs2012
Love, Kids, and DeathFamily and Estate Planning for Non-Traditional Families2012
Justice for All?GLBT Perspectives on the Judicial System2012
From Cradle to Grave and All the Drama In BetweenFamily Planning for GLBT Couples2012
Are you Ready?Serving LFBT Older Adults2012
Estate Planning For Non-Traditional FamiliesEstate Planning For Non-Traditional Families2010