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Vital expertise for what matters.

Dave’s legal expertise and solid business background provide both individual and corporate clients with effective legal advice and representation. For over 34 years, Dave worked with Farm Credit System on a variety of business matters, served as General Counsel of AgStar and on Governor Tim Pawlenty’s Livestock Advisory Task Force. He has been instrumental in seeking passage of laws related to agriculture in Minnesota.

Dave has worked with numerous ag groups, including but not limited to Minnesota Farm Bureau, Minnesota Farmers Union, Minnesota Pork Producers, Minnesota Soybean Growers, Minnesota Corn Growers, Minnesota Milk Producers, Minnesota Turkey Growers, Minnesota AgriGrowth Council and Cooperative Network on legislative and regulatory issues.

Professional boards have also had the benefit of Dave’s experience. He has served on Farm Credit Legislative Committees in Minnesota, Wisconsin and on the national level. He is a board member of the Minnesota Association of Cooperatives and its successor organization Cooperative Network and a board member of 40 Square Cooperative Solutions, a farmers’ health care cooperative.

Dave’s legal practice focuses on agriculture and corporate and business matters.

Areas of Expertise

Trusts & Estates

  • Wills, Trusts, Codicils & Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives & Living Wills
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Farm Estate & Succession Planning
  • Estate & Gift Tax
  • Probate
  • Medicaid, Medicare, Nursing Home & Elder Law
  • Estate & Probate Litigation
  • Charitable Gift Planning