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Stuart is a partner and shareholder at Chestnut Cambronne and holds a national reputation for providing the highest level of succession planning services for individuals and businesses; including single individuals, married couples, domestic partnerships, blended families, and seniors. His practice specializes in wills, trusts, disability planning, powers of attorney, living wills, asset protection, and Medical Assistance planning. A native of Superior, Wisconsin, Stuart has been designated a Super Lawyer, as well as one of the Top 40 Estate Planning Lawyers in Minnesota, by Super Lawyers magazine. He is distinguished as a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Stuart is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a testament to his peers ranking him at the highest level of professional excellence.


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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 34%
  2. Business: 33%
  3. Elder Law: 33%

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  • Howard Aaron Lazarus

    I endorse this lawyer. As a member of Stuart's "church" and as his friend I have seen Stuart pour 200% effort into everything he does. He shows interest and respect to every human being he comes across. Stuart's presence lightens every heart he touches. Further, his expertise and knowledge of the law are top-notch. Anyone needing help with an issue of elder law should employ Stuart Bear.


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Contact info

Chestnut Cambronne PA

17 Washington Avenue North
Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN, 55401-2048


MNAuthorized to practice198507/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2016
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2015
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2014
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2007
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2006
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2004
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2003
Top 40 Estate Planning Lawyers in the State of MinnesotaLaw & Politics MagazineN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Trust and Estate CounselFellow2007 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Elder Law Governing CouncilChairman1992 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember1989 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Probate & Trust Law SectionMember1986 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, Real Property Law SectionMember1986 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
William Mitchell Law ReviewThe Practice of Elder Law2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of MinnesotaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982