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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.



Practice areas


  1. Agriculture: 20%
  2. Real Estate: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Probate: 20%
  5. Estate Planning: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Pemberton, Sorlie, Rufer & Kershner, PLLP

203 22nd Avenue West.
Alexandria, MN, 56308-4710

110 N Mill St
Fergus Falls, MN, 56537



NDAuthorized to practice law201107/24/2016
MNAuthorized to practice200306/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2008
Minnesota Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2007
Minnesota Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPemberton, Sorlie, Rufer & Kershner, PLLP2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Habitat for HumanityBoard Member2012 - Present
Minnesota State Bar Association, 7th District Bar Association, Fee Arbitration CommitteeChair2010 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
St Cloud State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fergus Falls Stroke GroupEstate Planning Basics2013
Estate PlanningEstate Planning Basics2013