Estate Planning and Probate - Ed can help individuals determine the best strategy for the orderly distribution of assets upon death, whether through the use of wills and trusts, the re-titling of assets, or lifetime gifts. Ed will prepare all the necessary documents to put an estate plan in place, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives. He also will work with executors, administrators, personal representatives and heirs, helping to quickly and cost-effectively meet the requirements of the probate process and settle the estate of a loved one.
Elder law - Ed will provide counsel to individuals and families who want to plan for long-term nursing home or home health care. He will help you implement strategies to maximize asset preservation and obtain available medical or financial assistance.
Probate Administration - Ed will provide the successful administration of an estate through the court process. He will choose the process (formal or informal) that is most effective to transfer all assets to the designated beneficiaries and for the most reasonable price. We will open the estate, place the needed notices required by the court, file the inventory and final account, and draft and record the necessary real property documents. We regularly work with estate administrators, heirs, and other interested parties dealing with the distribution of estate assets.
Real Estate - Ed will review Real Property purchase agreements, draft and record various deeds for sale transactions, and prepare deeds for probate avoidance and medical assistance planning. When entering a real estate transaction, it is important to have all areas of your agreement thoroughly covered, or you can leave yourself vulnerable to future problems. Whether you are buying or selling, Ed can facilitate your real estate agreement. Do not leave the door open to future litigation.
Skilled Estate Planning - Ed has significant experience handling estate planning for a wide range of clients. As a business lawyer he has an in-depth understanding of the issues involved in succession planning and intergenerational business transfers. As an experienced real estate attorney, he understands how to establish revocable trusts that allow clients to maintain control of their real property and other assets, while shielding them from creditors and the probate process. He is skilled at preparing and implementing living trusts for the purpose of avoiding probate.
Document Drafting - More than protecting and distributing assets, our comprehensive estate planning allows our client to establish powers of attorney, living wills, and advanced healthcare directive that assign control of financial and healthcare decisions to a designated individual.
In addition to estate planning, we have significant experience handling estate administration for clients throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul.