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)
“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.