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Katherine Zerwas Graham

Elder law Attorney at Roseville, MN

5.0   20 reviews

also known as Kate Graham

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Katherine

Learn Katherine’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    30%
    Medicaid planning, Veterans benefits, guardianships, conservatorships, Special and Supplemental Needs Trusts

    10 years

  2. Estate planning
    20%
    Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives

    10 years

  3. Business
    10%
    Small business entity selection and creation, agreements, contracts, with a special focus on food and agricultural businesses

    6 years

  4. Contracts and agreements
    10%
    Drafting and reviewing all business agreements, including partnership agreements, operating agreements, and all types of contracts.

    6 years

  5. Probate
    10%
    Estate and trust administration

    10 years

  6. Trusts
    10%
    Drafting and administering various trust agreements, including revocable and irrevocable trusts, marital, credit shelter, or A/B trusts, life insurance trusts, charitable remainder trusts, cabin trusts, and more.

    10 years

  7. Wills and living wills
    10%
    Drafting and reviewing wills and living wills, health care directives, advance directives.

    10 years

I am an attorney practicing in the areas of estate planning and small business with a special focus on food and agriculture businesses and elder law. I enjoy helping people with difficult transitions, whether that be life transitions following a difficult diagnosis or the generational transfer of a small farm or family business. I am particularly passionate about ensuring that small businesses and farms survive and thrive during and after the transfer of the business from one generation to the next. I also offer my services on a contract basis to other attorneys whose clients need specialized expertise in elder law and food and agriculture law.

Location

Kate Z. Graham, Attorney
817 County Road B W.
Roseville, MN, 55113

Reviews

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Posted by Karl | July 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy, responsible
Kate handled all of my estate planning needs promptly and with clarity. She went beyond the service I anticipated, helping make arrangements for a vehicle title transfer process that is new in MN. Just as an example of hey approach, she's planning to do the process herself, just to better understand what the experience is like for her clients. U couldn't recommend anyone more highly.
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Posted by Kevin | July 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
Worked on Elder care issues and Health Care Directives and POA for my mother. Very helpful and understanding.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer
She was very helpful and easy to work with. Understood what I needed and wanted.
Response from Katherine Graham March 22, 2022
Thank you for your feedback! I'm so glad I was able to help you and that the process was not difficult.
Posted by Jeffrey | March 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and prompt service
As a solo practicing lawyer, Kate has a very efficient and effective means of working with clients. Kate helped my wife and I create a will, power of attorney and health care directive. She was good at explaining the whole process, answered our questions, addressed our concerns and was very reasonably priced. Often the most difficult hurdle to overcome in creating these documents is finding a lawyer you would be comfortable to work with. I highly recommend Kate.
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Response from Katherine Graham March 22, 2022
Thank you for your feedback! It was a pleasure working with you and I am so glad I was able to provide you with quality service at a price that felt reasonable.
Posted by Jacquie | December 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service
Kate is a highly skilled, knowledgeable and personal lawyer. I appreciate how she takes the time to answer questions and ensure understanding of complex legal matters. I highly recommend her services to anyone seeking legal guidance!
Posted by Larry | October 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Kate helped us with our Will, Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive and Transfer of Death Deed. She was professional but friendly and we were very comfortable with her.
Posted by Richard | September 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very accommodating
Had a good grasp on what legal matters we needed and was accommodating to our special needs.
Response from Katherine Graham September 7, 2021
Thanks, Richard, it was a pleasure assisting you!
Posted by Susan | July 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professor
When I needed a lawyer to help with some estate planning involving my family farm, I knew exactly who to contact. I knew that Kate would be professional, knowledgeable, and prompt. She was all that and more. She provided excellent advice and quickly drafted the documents that I needed. The work was done perfectly and in a timely manner for a very reasonable fee. She has my highest recommendation.
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Response from Katherine Graham August 3, 2021
Thank you, Susan! I'm glad I could be of service.
Posted by Lynne | June 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely competent, efficient and personal, friendly service.
Kate provided wonderful personal, and professional service. Her advice was for my best interest. She recommended some actions that did not necessarily lead to more paid hours for her. She offers a flat rate for many services and that allowed me to budget and plan in a concrete way for the work I wanted to do.
Response from Katherine Graham June 7, 2021
Thanks Lynne! I'm so happy I was able to help you and stay within your budget!
Posted by Kathy | May 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
Trying to navigate ahlzheimers with my mother. Conservatorship/guardianship achieved with a DIFFERENT lawyer. Found Kate and she has helped me immensely with questions and lots of help so i can continue to move forward and comply with courts. Very responsive and helpful. Almost always same day answers or suggestions. She has been a life saver for this care giver! Trust her implicitly! I found her by accident and am so relieved I did!
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Response from Katherine Graham June 7, 2021
Thanks, Kathy, for the great review! It's been great working with you and I'm so glad I can be of assistance.
Posted by Sharifa | April 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Estate Planning Attorney
Kate was great to work with. She explained everything, which I greatly appreciated. She executed my documents quickly. I would highly recommended Kate for your estate planning needs. I communicated with several attorneys before selecting her. She was great!
Posted by Bonnie | March 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation
Kate was quick to respond to me about my situation and gave good advice and assistance to address my issue I most certainly recommend her!
Posted by Mary | March 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
We saw a review of Ms Graham when online seeking a Minnesota attorney who specialized in estate planning, creating wills & was familiar with elder law in the State. Our will was initially created in Montana 20 years ago & we needed to update it to conform to MN laws. We are older adults & Ms Graham expertly, professionally & thoroughly accommodated us in executing our wills & health care directives in a very timely way as well as providing sound advice for our particular situation. She also adapted the in-person witnessing & signing according to Covid-19 protocol which we appreciated.
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Posted by Jim | September 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exactly what I was looking for.
When the pandemic started I was worried my things weren’t in order. Katie walked me through step by step and came up with a plan that gave peace of mind. I can’t recommend her enough.
Response from Katherine Graham September 8, 2020
Thanks Jim! It's always important to me that clients walk away from the experience of working with me feeling like they have greater peace of mind. I'm happy I was able to help you with that.
Posted by David | September 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
I really had zero knowledge on estate planning and Katie helped me through everything. I would absolutely recommend Katie and I plan on using her services again in the future.
Response from Katherine Graham September 7, 2020
Thanks David! Glad I was able to help!
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service!
I hired Kate to help with estate planning. She was very thorough, gave great information, in addition Kate was very friendly and easy to work with. Kate listened to my issues and than gave helpful advice. Thank you !
Response from Katherine Graham July 1, 2020
Thank you for your review! I am so glad I was able to provide you with good information and advice and that you felt listened to.
Posted by Malika | June 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent listener, thorough reviewer and thoughtful lawyer
Kate guided me through a calm and seamless business dissolution. Kate reviewed a series of business plans, Articles of Incorporation and dissolution for my small business with my business partner. She then presented a series of options and carefully pushed us forward. I’m grateful to Kate’s thoughtful leadership as my lawyer, because she helped us all dissolve the business in an equitable and expedient manner. Thank you, Kate!
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Response from Katherine Graham June 22, 2020
Thanks Malika! I'm so glad I was able to help you reach an agreement with your former partner that was fair and workable for both parties. It was great working with you and I wish you much success in all your endeavors!
Posted by Linda | June 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and professional!
I used Kate to update both my will and Power of Attorney. She made it stressless and very comfortable. This was all done with COVID precautions. I would recommend her in a heartbeat.
Response from Katherine Graham June 22, 2020
Thank you Linda! I'm glad I was able to make your experience with estate planning low stress, and to make you feel safe in spite of the pandemic situation. It was great working with you!
Posted by Angie | February 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I hired Kate to help with my father's estate. She was absolutely wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and made the process for me as easy as possible and a very good experience. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Kate Graham helped me create my will, power of attorney and health care directive forms. She was explained the whole process, answered all of my questions and was able to change things to address a concern of mine. I highly recommend her.
Response from Katherine Graham August 18, 2017
Thank you for the review! Tailoring documents to meet the client's needs is very important to me. I enjoyed working with you!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Kate Z. Graham, Attorney
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Fafinski Mark & Johnson, PA
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • Maser, Amundson, Boggio & Hendricks, PA
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Minnesota Court Of Appeals
  • 2012 - 2014
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Education

  • University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2018
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Carleton College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • North Star Lawyer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2015

Publications

  • Journal of Food Law & Policy
  • Federal Regulation of Pesticide Residues: A Brief History and Analysis
  • 2019
  • William Mitchell Law Review
  • No Strict Scrutiny -- The Court's Deferential Position on Material Support to Terrorism in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Endorse Katherine
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was very lucky to have been able to work with Kate for many years. Kate is kind, patient, and compassionate with everyone she comes into contact with. She is also incredibly smart, and I have loved collaborating with her on files. I have been able to witness her work in estate planning, long-term care planning, estate administrations, and farm succession planning. She is thorough and very experienced in these areas."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the privilege to work with Attorney Graham for a couple years. She is knowledgeable, professional and has her client's best interests in mind when helping them to create their plans."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kate is both knowledgeable and compassionate in working with her clients. I have referred clients to her with complete trust. I highly recommend Kate."
Agriculture Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer! I worked with Attorney Graham at a law firm several years ago, and have also been involved with her through the Minnesota State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education seminars, and client matters. She is well-versed in estate planning, farm succession, and agricultural law."
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