More than 30 years experience as a reliable, useful, and affordable lawyer with a neighborhood practice in south Minneapolis. I help people preserve their assets and pass them on to their loved ones efficiently and economically. Planning can help avoid family disputes, taxes, and nursing home expenses a lot better than ignoring them.
There are cheaper ways to avoid probate than paying thousands for a canned living trust. I think too many people get taken on those things, because they don't really protect or conceal your assets from nursing home expenses or creditors except in very limited and unusual circumstances. Supplemental and Special Needs Trusts for people with certified disabilities can do this. The Spend-Down requirements are different for certain Veterans. This is a complicated area, but I have developed and earned a solid reputation for providing reliable legal services at reasonable rates in this area.
I also have a bar association certification as a real estate specialist, but those skills are just another tool for figuring out how to accomplish what you need.
Bank officers, real estate agents, and title closers call me when dealing with issues involving probate and real estate procedures. The classic example is when someone shows up at the closing and says, "I can sign because Mom's Will says I am the Personal Representative (executor)." The problem is, a Will is a lot like pitch in baseball - it isn't a ball or a strike until the umpire calls it. This situation can usually still be rescued with a Special Administration, but it's a lot cheaper to get started in the first weeks after someone dies and determine what is actually needed and how to get there.
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1990.
Suspension issued in MN, 1990
updated on 01/25/2019
This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.
David's comment: “After successful treatment for depression almost 30 years ago, I was reinstated. Have since helped other lawyers experiencing this disease, which is the most common one affecting our profession. Have recently succeeded in losing almost all of the weight gained since getting my license. (The other most common of lawyers' afflictions - along with already knowing every lawyer joke ever told...)”