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Raymond J German

Estate planning Attorney at Grand Forks, ND

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 50 years
    North Dakota - ND 50 years
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State MN
    Acquired 1973
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State ND
    Acquired 1973
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Raymond

Learn Raymond’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    This includes Conservatorships and Business Planning as related to Estate Planning.

    51 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Medicaid and medicare
    35%
    This includes Elder Law

    14 years, 300 cases

  3. Probate
    15%
    This includes Probate and Trust Administration

    51 years, 1,200 cases

As an attorney in Minnesota and North Dakota, Raymond J. German provides a wide range of estate planning services to his clients, with a primary focus on helping them provide for the security of their loved ones, reduce estate taxes and avoid or at least minimize the costs and delays of probate, all with a well-crafted estate plan. Mr. German defines the mission statement for German Law as “Helping one family at a time pass on values, beliefs and finances, that can be shared for generations to come.” Mr. German is well aware of the growing importance of estate planning and dedicates himself to informing the public of the need for careful attention to their specific situations. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of estate planning topics, regularly presenting educational seminars for the public as well as private groups.

Education

Mr. German was awarded his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1973. He is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (is a former member of its Board of Governors).

Personal

Mr. German lives in East Grand Forks Minnesota with his wife Arlene. He has three grown children and ten grandchildren. Mr. German enjoys Mission work, reading, learning, traveling and spending time with family at the lake. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Northlands Rescue Mission.

Business

Contact Raymond J. German for any legal questions on estate or business planning issues. These areas include: Basic and Advanced Estate, Business Planning, Trust Administration, Probate, Incapacity issues, Special Needs, and Value Based Planning.

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Location

German Law
4200 James Ray Drive
Suite 400
Grand Forks, ND, 58202

Reviews

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Posted by dgales_2023 | January 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Star
Very pleasant-met by Cammy who is so welcoming. No waiting. Informative meeting. Information easily explained. Comfortable surroundings.
Posted by David C | May 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional & Informative
I have always had great service from the German Law group in Grand Forks, North Dakota. They treat you like family. Professional & Informative information and service.
Response from Raymond German June 17, 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words, David. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, German Law
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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He was very knowledgeable and explained things very well. We had an appointment soon after we first talked with him.
Posted by Linda B | April 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Firm!
It was nice to be seen in a timely manner. I didn't need to wait for weeks for an appointment. I had lost my husband and 38 year old daughter within 3 1/2 months time and was updated on how this revocable trust would work. We have a blended family and this helps assure me that my wishes will be followed.
Posted by Lynn L | March 31, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Helpful and Professional Service
When my wife passed away it was such a blessing we had our trust in place. We never expected it would be in play this soon. I'm especially pleased we had it with German Law Group. Everyone is so friendly, helpful, and professional. A special thank you to Machelle for guiding me through the life insurance, IRA's etc.. I have complete confidence and trust in your firm.
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Posted by Robert | November 19, 2012
Exceptional Client Services
I was satisfied with the help from everyone. I rate this business as a 5 star rating. Very friendly people & associates to deal with.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • German Law
  • 1979 - Present

Education

  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • North Dakota State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1970

Associations

  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Dakota State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • North Dakota State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified Real Estate Specialist
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Abstractor
  • North Dakota Abstractors Board of Examiners
  • 2006
  • Abstractor
  • Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • 2003

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Sometimes Life can take an Unexpected Path. Have you planned for yours?
  • Myths about Wills, Trusts, Probate & Medicaid
  • 2016
  • 2007 SBAND CLE
  • Real Estate Law
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (26)
Endorse Raymond
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ray is a thoughtful, caring, and hard-working attorney. He goes out of his way to educate the public. His commitment to giving his clients the latest and greatest estate planning techniques is demonstrated by the fact that he regularly travels to attend national legal education conferences. His estate plans are comprehensive, integrating "best in class" approaches to protect his clients. His firm does excellent work."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ray. I know Ray through our shared membership in the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Ray is a knowledgeable attorney that will work to achieve his clients best interest. I would not hesitate to recommend Ray to anyone in need of estate planning services."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Ray through our affiliation of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is an extremely knowledgeable Estate Planning practitioner, and would not hesitate to refer him."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. German is an excellent attorney and I would highly recommend him. He is professional and courteous, and always considerate of his clients. Above all, Mr. German is extremely knowledgeable in his area of practice. I often defer to his judgment when it comes to matters relating to wills, trusts, and estates."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ray remains a leader in the Estate Planning community. I was fortunate to have met Ray at a meeting of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and it is not long before you recognize Ray's broad knowledge-base and commitment to improving the lives of his clients. Ray is a consummate professional and I look forward to continuing to work with him in the future."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ray is an excellent lawyer and a man of great integrity. I have worked with his office on several matters and consistently see both a commitment to technical excellence and great care for each individual client."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ray is a leading estate planning attorny in his marketplace. I've known Ray for several years through our affiliation with a national estate planning organization. I endorse Ray and highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Ray. He is an outstanding individual, a highly respected attorney, and one of the leaders in our profession. Through our joint involvement in the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, I've come to know Ray very well. I welcome the opportunity to recommend him to anyone who wants a superb, caring attorney who will find the right solution to any issue being confronted."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Ray through the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and always appreciated his humor, experience and careful attention to detail. I would recommend Ray to anyone looking for an exceptional estate planning attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ray and I are both members of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, a professional organization that provides continuing education and a network to share ideas and cases. I have sent a client to Ray for help with oil rights, and will send any other referrals to him in the North Dakota area, because I trust his training, expertise, and willingness to help the client."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Other
"I know Ray through our mutual membership in the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is an outstanding attorney and I am happy to endorse him."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Ray uses his in-depth estate planning knowledge to proved the best solution for the client."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have been associated with him for several years, observing his dedication to his client's welfare and best interests. He practices with integrity and professionalism in all of his legal endeavors."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ray's compassion and ethic of hard work makes him a stand out in his community. He is committed to educating his clients in a down to earth manner that demystifies the complexities of estate planning and leaves clients with the peace of mind that can only come from the hands of a caring and experienced attorney. I endorse Ray without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Other
"Ray and I are members of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, a prestigious national network of estate planning and elder law attorneys. He has shown his commitment to clients through his involvement with that organization and his continuous effort to better himself and his law firm. I would recommend Ray to anyone in need of estate planning services."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Ray many times and find that he is passionate about assisting his clients and takes great care to make sure that he is doing what is right for the client. Ray is very knowledgable and experienced in helping his clients to provide a legacy to their families and avoid unnecessary taxes and expense."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. They are an expert in the field of estate planning."
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Grand Forks Estate planning Lawyer Raymond J German
Raymond J German
Estate planning Attorney
Grand Forks, ND
Licensed for 50 years