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Colleen E Scrocca

Estate planning Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

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also known as Kelley

  • State Years
    South Dakota - SD 4 years
    New Jersey - NJ 20 years
    Florida - FL 20 years
    Minnesota - MN 21 years
    Delaware - DE 17 years
    Illinois - IL 19 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 20 years
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State SD
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State DE
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Voluntarily Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Colleen

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Kelley (Colleen) Scrocca is a northern Minnesota native who has dedicated her entire 20+ year career to the practice of estate planning.

Kelley is an expert in estate planning, trusts, estate administration, and tax-related issues. She has extensive experience with estate and tax planning for individuals to address issues related to income, gift, generation-skipping, and estate tax matters. These services range from drafting simple wills, powers of attorney and living will documents to incorporation of more complex trusts, addressing special-needs situations, the formation of LLCs or other entities, as well as additional estate planning options. Each estate plan is specifically tailored to the individual client’s personal situation and their personal wants and requirements.

Kelley earned her undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University, her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, and her LLM in estate planning from the University of Miami Law School's nationally renowned Heckerling Graduate Program in Estate Planning.

Before joining Hellmuth & Johnson, Kelley worked at a boutique trusts and estates law firm in Philadelphia where she practiced exclusively in trust, estate and probate matters in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida. She also worked with a large law firm in Delaware where she worked with high net-worth individuals on estate planning and with corporate fiduciaries, assisting them to take advantage of state-specific trust laws. She then worked for Swier Law in South Dakota extended her expertise into the South Dakota trust area as well as the areas of ranching and farming. Kelley also frequently forms and provides ongoing consultation for non-profit groups. She is currently licensed to practice law in seven states.

Kelley and her husband Joe have three children, Cedar, Sutton, and Shea, two well-traveled cats and an authentic German Shepherd. Joe's military commitment has allowed Kelley and her family to move nine times in thirteen years, travel to 28 states, and 72 countries. She enjoys travel, reading, hiking, singing, and geocaching.  They have settled back in Minnesota now that her husband has retired from military service.

Kelley holds legal licenses in six states: Minnesota, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois, Delaware and South Dakota.

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Location

Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC
8050 W. 78th Street
Minneapolis, MN, 55439

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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Associate
  • Swier Law Firm, Prof. LLC
  • 2019 - 2022
  • Associate
  • Richards, Layton & Finger, PA
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices Of Peter L. Klenk
  • 2003 - 2005
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2003
  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • St Cloud State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Associations

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Giving WoMN
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Military Spouse JD Network
  • Treasurer
  • 2017 - 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
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Estate planning Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Wow! Kelley has a vast amount of estate and wealth planning knowledge but she also has the experience to create a plan that works well in real-time. I am very impressed with how helpful she is and willing to share her knowledge. Kelley is a great choice!"
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelley is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. She is able to explain complex legal rules in a way that allows me to help my clients understand the benefits of choosing one option over another. I am very impressed she has continued to increase her education yearly and maintains her LLM through the Heckerling Institute in Miami!"
Business Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelley is highly skilled with exceptional work practices. Her clients are in good hands and can be assured she has their best interests at the top of her mind."
Business Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It was a pleasure to work with Kelley. She provides very thorough answers to any client questions. Kelley is easy to reach and is quick to turn work around."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kelley is amazing! She works hard for her client's best interest, has extensive experience in estate planning, elder law, and business law. She explains everything clearly to her clients and is very timely with responses."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I can't say enough positive things about Kelley. She is highly skilled with an incredible education but more importantly, she is great to work with, easy to understand, and provides exceptional work product. You cannot go wrong with Kelley!"
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Minneapolis Estate planning Lawyer Colleen E Scrocca
Colleen E Scrocca
Estate planning Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 21 years