A partner in the firm, Kaitlin’s practice focuses on assisting clients with tax and estate planning and business succession planning for individuals, families and family owned businesses in industry with a special emphasis in agriculture.
Through her experience in working with matters for family farms to large corporations, Kaitlin has a broad tax and estate planning practice. She helps her clients plan for and manage tax-efficient transfers of wealth that meet each client’s unique goals, including health care directives, estate and gift tax planning, simple and complex trusts and guardianships. She also helps families through the process of administering estates and trusts after a family member’s death.
Kaitlin is a regular speaker at estate planning and agriculture conferences and events. She writes columns on a regular basis for agriculture and business publications and teaches continuing education courses for her peers. Her vast knowledge of estate planning and tax law combined with her personal attention to detail is acknowledged and appreciated by her clients.
In addition to estate planning, Kaitlin works with corporate law issues and real estate as well as family law issues regarding adoption.
Areas of Expertise
Agriculture Law & Agribusiness
- Purchase & Leasing
- Ag Financing & Debt Restructuring
- Agribusiness Formation & Transactions
- Agriculture Contracts
- Intellectual Property Rights
- Estate & Succession Planning
- Ag Litigation
- Food Safety & Animal Rights Controversies
Business & Corporate Law
- Business Entity Law & Formation, including LLC’s, Partnerships and Corporations
- Partner & Shareholder Agreements
- Purchase or Sale of Business
- Creditors' Rights
- Business & Succession Planning
- Data Privacy & Security
- Investment Management
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Private Equity & Venture Capital
- Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
- Assisted Reproductive Technology
- Farm Ownership & Divorce
Finance & Banking
- Loan Transactions
- Loan Workouts
- Collection Actions
- Portfolio Management
- Regulatory Compliance
- Business Planning & Administration
- Reorganization & Bankruptcy
- Commercial Lending
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Corporate Governance
Trusts & Estates
Corporate and Personal Succession Planning
Kaitlin Pals advised business and farm owners on all aspects of corporate and personal succession planning, including Minnesota’s recent Qualified Farm Property and Small Business estate tax elections.
Complex Credit Facilities and Forbearance Agreements
Kaitlin Pals assisted financial institutions in drafting complex credit facilities and forbearance agreements.
Ongoing Management of Trusts
Kaitlin Pals provided legal guidance regarding ongoing management of trusts holding business and farm property
Tax and Regulatory Disputes
Kaitlin Pals represented businesses in tax and regulatory disputes with state agencies
Adoptive and Intended Parents
Kaitlin Pals represented adoptive and intended parents.