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Vital expertise for what matters.

Abby enjoys her work with a wide variety of corporate clients, providing guidance and support on issues from estate and succession planning to financial and real estate transactions to commercial litigation.

She counsels multi-generational businesses and families with inherited wealth in the areas of wealth preservation and estate planning and administration.

She also works with leading institutions in structuring and documenting secured transactions and enforcing those
whenever necessary.

Areas of Expertise

Agriculture Law & Agribusiness

  • Estate & Succession Planning

Business & Corporate Law

  • Business Entity Law and Formation, including LLC’s, Partnerships and Corporations
  • Partner & Shareholder Agreements
  • Contracts
  • Purchase of Sale of Business
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Family Law

Finance & Banking

  • Loan Transactions
  • Bank Litigation
  • Business Planning & Administration
  • Commercial Lending
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Governance


  • Commercial Litigation
  • Ownership Disputes & Dissolutions
  • Business Torts Litigation
  • Banking Litigation
  • Civil Appellate Law

Trusts & Estates

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Health Care Directives & Living Wills
  • Farm Estate & Succession Planning
  • Probate
  • Conservatorships
  • Guardianships
  • Estate & Probate Litigation
  • Charitable Gift Planning


  • Succession Planning for Family Farms

    Worked with farm families throughout southern Minnesota in planning for the future transfer of the family farm from generation to generation. Special planning was needed to ensure that older generations can continue to earn a livelihood and be financially supported while transitioning ownership of the farm, and to provide for non-farming children as well as the children who wish to continue to the family business.

  • Sale of Closely Held Business

    Worked with a number of small business owners in closing the sale of their closely held business and advised clients on how to structure that sale in the most advantageous manner.

  • Estate Planning for High Asset Individuals

    Drafted a wide variety of trust instruments in order to maximize tax efficiency and carry out clients wishes to provide for their families and future charitable giving.

  • Post-Decree Divorce Disputes

    Represented clients in a variety of post-divorce disputes including enforcing property distribution terms, parenting time disputes and change of custody actions.