Matt Jensen practices in the General Corporate & Business and Trusts & Estates groups at FMJ. In his Trusts & Estates practice, Matt assists individuals and families with their estate planning needs, in addition to working with business owners in regard to comprehensive estate planning and business succession planning. Within the General Corporate & Business practice group, Matt works with businesses of all sizes, from the one-person start-up to the established Fortune 500 company.
Prior to beginning a career in law, Matt worked as an internal FINRA-licensed broker for a Twin Cities-based Fortune 500 company working on multiple trading platforms, and focusing on high net worth individuals, estate administration, and asset allocation. Working in the financial industry through the market peak in the fall of 2007 through the market bottom in the spring of 2009 gave Matt an appreciation of the need for sound legal and financial planning.
University of Wisconsin (BS, 2007)
University of St. Thomas (JD, MBA 2013)
State Bar Admissions:
State of Minnesota (2013)
“What is Probate Property?” FMJ Trusts & Estates Blog (May 2017).
“Life Insurance Considerations for Estate Planning,” FMJ Trusts & Estates Blog (May 2017).
“The Revocable Trust as an Estate Planning Tool,” FMJ Trusts & Estates Blog (April 2017).
“The Interplay Between a Will and the Probate Process,” FMJ Trusts & Estates Blog (April 2017).
“Cabin Succession Planning for Your Family,” FMJ Trusts & Estates Blog (March 2017).
“Estate Planning Is Not Just for the Wealthy,” FMJ Trusts & Estates Blog (March 2017).
“Too Young for an Estate Plan? Think Again.” FMJ Trusts & Estates Blog (March 2017).
“Estate Planning 101,” FMJ Trusts & Estates Blog (February 2017).
“Changes to Estate Tax Exemptions 2017,” FMJ Trusts & Estates Blog (November 2016).
“Lessons to be Learned from Celebrity Estate Planning Miscues,” FMJ Trusts & Estates Blog (April 2016).
“Changes to Estate Tax Exemptions 2016,” FMJ Trusts & Estates Blog (January 2016).
“Have You Thought about Your Beneficiary Designations Lately?” FMJ Trusts & Estates Blog (March 2015).
“For Business Owners, Estate Planning Requires Extra Steps,” Upsize Magazine (January 2015).
Professional Memberships and Civic Associations:
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
TwinWest Chamber of Commerce
SW Metro Business2Business Network Group
University of St. Thomas Law School Alumni Board, Director
City of Watertown, MN – Economic Development Authority,
When working with clients, my goal is to understand the history leading up to a transaction, the family or business aspects in play, and how that particular undertaking will fit into the entire scope of a client’s business planning or estate planning. Understanding the client’s history, plans for the future, and any family or business related nuances allows me to be better prepared when it comes to handling one or more specific client objectives.
The Rest of the Story:
Matt grew up in Waconia, Minnesota, and appreciates the opportunity to be working so near to family and friends. Outside of the office, Matt enjoys golfing as often as possible, relaxing and reading near any lake in the summer, and skiing in the winter.