Wade R. Wacholz

Wade R. Wacholz

Minneapolis, Minnesota

A good listener who can always see both sides of the case, Wade knows how to come up with the practical answer, the successful deal and the positive resolution. Wade focuses his practice on corporate law, finance and acquisitions law, probate, estate planning and business organizations, and Business Succession Planning. He has effectively counseled numerous family business owners and closed many major financial transactions and acquisitions, representing borrowers, lenders, buyers and sellers.

Wade is equally comfortable with smaller cases. He has done estate planning for business owners, professionals, young families and retirees. He has also represented a church in financing and constructing a new facility, a young couple purchasing a hardware store, and a small radio station owner in selling his businesses in preparation for retirement. One of his proudest accomplishments involved forming a joint venture between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago Bulls to construct United Center in Chicago.
Wade is active in several bar organizations, including the MSBA Partnership/LLC and Uniform Commercial Code Committees. He is also active in his church and community organizations.

Areas of Practice

  • Banking
  • Commercial
  • Corporate & Business
  • Real Estate
  • Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning & Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Organizations
  • Corporate Financial and Acquisitions Law

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1987
  • Iowa
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1987
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1987


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. cum laude - 1986
  • Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Partnerships and LLCs Committee)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Member, Business Law Section, 1990 - Present
  • Minnesota Beer Wholesalers
  • Luther Park Camping and Retreat Center, President of the Board of Directors
  • Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
  • Apple Tree Dental Northwest Hennepin Family Services Coop