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Nicholas John Heydt

Estate planning Attorney at Alexandria, MN

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  • State Years
    North Dakota - ND 13 years
    Minnesota - MN 20 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State ND
    Acquired 2011
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2003
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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Nick travels regionally and focuses his law practice in estate planning, probate law, real estate law, land use law, business succession, real estate law, agricultural law and business/corporate law.  Nick represents a variety of clients, including individuals, title companies, banks, cities, counties, employers, businesses and farming families.  Nick is intricately involved in drafting complex estate plans and business succession plans, including the formation of family trusts and limited liability companies, corporationsand partnerships, in addition to drafting insurance trusts.      


Minnesota Law and Politics Magazine named Nick a “Rising Star” three years in a row, an incredible honor named to attorneys.  Professionally, he currently serves as the Chair of the 7th District Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee. 


Nick grew up in Alexandria, Minnesota and enjoys practicing law in the lakes area.  He graduated with honors from St. Cloud State University with an undergraduate degree in Political Science.  Nick earned his Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul and is licensed to practice in state and federal courts in Minnesota and North Dakota.


Nick is active in the community and currently participates in the Rotary Club, the Alexandria Housing Redevelopment Authority and his church.  Nick and his wife, Jennifer, and four children reside in the Alexandria area. Nick's interests include spending time with family, running, basketball, reading, and woodworking.


Nick serves both the Fergus Falls and Alexandria offices, as well as travels across the mid-State and North Dakota region, meeting with clients on their estate planning and business succession needs.



Pemberton, Sorlie, Rufer & Kershner, PLLP
203 22nd Avenue West.
Alexandria, MN, 56308-4710
Nicholas John Heydt
110 N Mill St
Fergus Falls, MN, 56537
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Pemberton, Sorlie, Rufer & Kershner, PLLP
  • 2000 - Present


  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • St Cloud State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A


  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 7th District Bar Association, Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Chair
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Minnesota Rising Star
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2007
  • Minnesota Rising Star
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Fergus Falls Stroke Group
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2013
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning Basics
  • 2013

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Alexandria Estate planning Lawyer Nicholas John Heydt
Nicholas John Heydt
Estate planning Attorney
Alexandria, MN
Licensed for 20 years