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Vital expertise for what matters.

Wade works creatively with business owners, farmers and families to provide practical solutions and positive results. With a focus on business and farm succession planning, corporate law and governance, finance, estate planning and probate and forming LLCs and partnerships, Wade serves as an experienced, trusted legal advisor and counselor to numerous business owners and
their families.

Planning is a delicate process of balancing family dynamics, tax laws and business sustainability which demands technical expertise along with careful thought and wisdom. Wade knows how to strategically structure, negotiate and document the planning transactions his clients need to take their business operations to the next level. One of Wade’s proudest efforts was crafting the joint venture between the Blackhawks and the Bulls to construct the United Center in Chicago. He also helped shepherd the new Minnesota LLC Act through to adoption in 2015.

Wade leads Gislason & Hunter’s Estate Planning Practice Group and is active in several professional organizations including the MSBA Partnership/LLC Committee and the MSBA Business Law Section Council. He is a dedicated Blackhawks hockey and Twins baseball fan and serves in Lutheran church congregations and other community organizations.

Areas of Expertise

Agriculture Law & Agribusiness

  • Estate & Success Planning
  • Purchase & Leasing
  • Ag Financing & Debt Restructuring
  • Agribusiness Formation & Transactions
  • Agriculture Contracts

Corporate Law

  • Business Entity Formatting
  • Partner & Shareholder Agreements
  • Contract Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Purchase of Sale of Business
  • Succession Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital

Finance & Banking

  • Loan Transactions
  • Loan Workouts
  • Collection Actions
  • Portfolio Management
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Employment & HR Consulting
  • Business Planning & Administration
  • Bank Litigation
  • Reorganization & Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Lending
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Governance

Trusts & Estates

  • Estate & Gift Tax
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Health Care Directives & Living Wills
  • Farm Estate & Succession Planning
  • Probate
  • Conservatorships
  • Guardianships
  • Medicaid, Medicare, Nursing Home & Elder Law
  • Estate & Probate Litigation
  • Charitable Gift Planning