Powers of Attorney: Friend or Foe?

January 2019

A power of attorney is a legal document that gives a person the ability to manage financial affairs on behalf of another. In legalese terms, we often say that the “principal” gives a power of attorney to the “attorney-in-fact,” who can then add themselves as a signor on the principal’s bank accounts. Minnesota has a… Read more >

Advice to Estate Planning Clients

December 2018

The head of our Trusts & Estates group, David Ness, discusses the one piece of advice that he repeatedly gives to his estate planning clients. If you need more information about our Trusts & Estates group, click

What’s The One Document Everyone Needs?

December 2018

We are often asked what are the essential legal documents that everyone needs. While it’s true that most people need to put an estate plan in writing and most will need to decide between a will or a trust plan, there is really only one document that everyone needs, and it’s not a will or… Read more >

Hiring an Estate Planning Attorney

December 2018

Estate planning attorney Karen Schlotthauer talks about what traits and experience someone should look for when seeking an estate planning attorney. Click the video to learn more about the questions you should consider when hiring an estate planning attorney. If you need more information about our Trusts & Estates group, click here.

Keeping The Family Home in the Family

November 2018

The head of our Trusts & Estates group, David Ness, discusses the estate planning issues families should be aware of if they want to keep their home in the family. If you need more information about our Trusts & Estates group, click here