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April Evangelene King

Estate planning Attorney at Plymouth, MN

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About April

Learn April’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    Peace of mind for life's "what if?" questions.

    19 years

  2. Trusts
    25%
    Creation and administration--trusts can be your own private law, done right

    19 years

  3. Probate
    20%
    Wide range of service: we can run the entire process or offer you a one-time consult on wrapping up your loved one's legal and financial affairs

    12 years

  4. Business
    15%
    Business planning and startup, wind up, transition issues

    20 years

People who hire me are looking for a listener who makes the numbers and the law work in their family and business dynamics.  Mother of 3, married 28yrs and counting, member Emmaus White Bear Lake, avid vegetable gardener, informal student of economics and human behavior, serious home cook.

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Location

Howse & Thompson, P.A.
3189 Fernbrook Ln N
Plymouth, MN, 55447

Reviews

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Posted by Jim & Lucy | July 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
We had the pleasure of working with April King on our Estate plan in developing a Will and Trust for us. April was very thorough and detailed on the administrative interview, finding out our wishes and goals for our Estate and heirs so that she could cover all contingencies that may occur. She made suggestions that we had not thought of and created scenarios that helped us in clarifying our desires in managing our estate. April contacted us numerous times through the process to clarify, explain and suggest alternative directives. We had gone to a few Estate Planning seminars put on by larger estate planning firms but felt it was too much of a boiler-plate approach and processed like a “trust mill” where we would not get the detailed individual service we desired. We were very pleased with the individual service and the attention to detail April provided. I would highly recommend April King for estate planning needs. Jim & Lucy
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Posted by Deb | March 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning
April King did a great job of helping us get our Will, Estate Planning, and Advance Health Care Directive documents in order. She did this in a very timely manner. She was caring and easy to work with. We would be happy to recommend her.
Posted by Bob | March 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable
She is a nice person who does high quality work. She made a difficult process easy to understand, and was a good communicator. We will hire her again if we need to.
Posted by Katie | March 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
First time setting up a will
April put together our will and we are very happy with how detailed, efficient, and well thought out her work was. She asked all of the right questions and put a lot of time and thought into how things should be set up under somewhat complicated circumstances. I would highly recommend her services.
Posted by Ramona | March 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Will- Stepfather.
April exceeded our expectations, first the amount she charged to come to the house. Her patience was outstanding. (Numerous cancellations) My step dad is hard of hearing, she was so patient with him. We are so thankful we found her. I highly recommend April.
Posted by Walt | November 21, 2014
S-corp business setup
April help me setup my s-corp business which I pretty much had no idea what the process was going to entail, but she made the process really easy. She had mentioned that this was one of her first times setting up an s-corp but from my experience I would have never know if she had not mention it. Through some research she figured out what documents were needed for an s-corp and wrote my by-laws, banking resolutions, and share certificate. She related this back to my personal estate planning so the business would have less issues if something was to happen in my personal affairs, something most business owners would never think about. I would highly recommend April for all of your legal needs
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Posted by Rod | November 19, 2014
A Complicated Estate Plan
April completed an estate plan for us that included a living trust and a charitable remainder trust. It was obvious to us that April is very knowledgable and keeps herself current in that area of the law. She offered many good suggestions to our estate plan, but she also listened to us and wrote a legal document that contained exactly what we intended. Her fee is reasonable and she established a great working relationship with us. I would use her again if the need arrises and I can highly recommend her to others.
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Posted by Ron | October 10, 2013
April King/ Will Update
My wife and I needed to update our will and asked April for her assistance. She initially spend a long time talking with us about our situation and eventually came up with some ideas that we would not have thought of on our own. The final product was high quality and gives us peace of mind knowing the job was done right. She always kept us updated with good prompt information and will be there for us in the future if needed.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2013
Estate Planning Attorney with Integrity
My wife and I recently worked with April on our Estate Planning. Although it was a necessary process for us, it wasn't one that I was particularly looking forward to. But, April made it quite simple for us. She delivered exactly as promised throughout, and was a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Patrick | October 6, 2013
Excellent will and trust writing / support
Superb work by Ms. King. She met with us on three occasions, never rushing us, but taking the time to understand our situation, needs, and requirements in will/trust and estate planning. Our needs involved continually changing family circumstances and she did an excellent job giving us options for risk mitigation and follow-up as needs arose. Highly recommend her!
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Posted by Clifford | October 4, 2013
Help with wills and trusts
We needed help to update our will and our trust and she did this for us in a thorough and timely way. In doing this she uncovered areas in our trust that needed additional changes which she led us through. She has been helpful with answering questions about other legal matters since then.
Posted by Susanne | October 3, 2013
Amending a will
I had written a will and gotten it online, but needed to amend it by changing guardians for my children. April was very knowledgeable and knew exactly what to do. She was very quick about amending the will and her pricing was very fair. I have recommended her to others and will continue to do so.
Posted by Sherry | October 3, 2013
Will Creation
My husband and I finally hired a lawyer to work with us on creating our will. April from the start was responsive to our needs. She came right to our home and was able to work with our schedules. Any questions we had she would answer and make sure that we understood the meaning. I've already suggested her to a co-worker who was looking at hiring a lawyer for her family's will.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2013
Estate planning
Ms. King did a great job of helping me sort through my estate planning and then making the legal documents necessary to support it. She is personable, trustworthy, honest, intelligent and reasonable. I would highly recommend meeting with Ms. King with your legal concerns, especially estate planning which is what she helped me with.
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Posted by Jim | October 3, 2013
A Gem of a Lawyer
April King is as honest as they come and is interested in doing things right for you rather than charging you a fortune. I wish we had found her years ago to do our trust as she would have saved us hundreds of dollars. She is a lady of complete integrity. I would guarantee you'll never be sorry you contacted her.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Howse & Thompson, P.A.
  • 2021 - Present
  • Estate Associate
  • Fiduciary Counselling, Inc.
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Partner
  • Hawke Law Group
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Bethel University
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Principal
  • A. E. King, Attorney at Law
  • 2001 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Stan Durden, Attorney at Law
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Huntington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Probate--Potential MN Estate Tax
  • Ongoing
  • Nonprofit Startup
  • Nonprofit is operating with necessary documentation in place.
  • Charitable Trusts
  • One living trust with CRUT provisions, one testamentary trust with CRUT
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Associations

  • Christian Legal Society of Minnesota
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • MSBA Human Rights Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Alternative Legal Models Task Force, Minnesota State Bar
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Twin Cities North Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Love INC
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Georgia
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
Endorse April
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a family law attorney, April is one of my go-to attorneys when it comes to estate planning questions. She is an excellent attorney and a better person."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"April is a valuable resource in the estate planning community and skilled attorney. She is personable and knowledgeable in her area of practice."
Probate Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. King has earned the admiration of her peers and is worthy of their repect. I am pleased to endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. April is a great estate planning and probate attorney. She is highly respected among the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. April has a broad and deep understanding of estate planning and she is able to guide her clients through a process that will enable them to achieve the goals they wish to accomplish through their estate plan. I highly recommend her."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend April as a smart, thoughtful, and sincere attorney with good business sense and keen insight. You can depend on her to take your case seriously and work faithfully to meet your needs."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for business, probate and estate planning. April is brilliant, conscientious, thorough and caring. She consistently represents her clients with excellence. The clients I have referred to her are very pleased. I seek out and respect her opinions on complicated legal matters."
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