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Proper estate planning is essential to ensuring the orderly transfer of family assets, particularly business and farm assets. Effective planning also works to reduce or eliminate estate and income taxes at death.

At Gislason & Hunter, our practice is rooted in rural Minnesota, and the majority of our attorneys were raised in the Midwest. We understand the needs of our neighbors and our business and farming communities, and over the last 80 years, we have built our full-service law firm to serve them efficiently and effectively.

Some lawyers may not do much more than insert your name into their favorite form thinking that may save cost, however low fees should not be the determining factor when you choose a Minnesota estate planning lawyer. Good estate planning requires customized drafting and expert advice to reduce taxes, implement business succession and contingency. When you or a loved one unexpectedly becomes incapacitated or dies, you will have peace of mind knowing that everything is in order.

Our core clients are business owners and executives, professionals, farm families, and other individuals and couples who have worked hard to achieve significant wealth. With offices in New Ulm and Mankato, we offer comprehensive, affordable services whether you are just getting started or are updating your estate plan:

  • Drafting wills, trusts, codicils and powers of attorney
  • Preparing health care directives and living wills
  • Creating family business succession plans with emphasis on each family’s particular goals and values
  • Farm estate and succession planning
  • Evaluating estate and gift tax issues and structuring planning options to minimize tax obligations
  • Administering and assisting clients with probate proceedings, trust administration, conservatorships and guardianships
  • Advising on Medicaid, Medicare, nursing home and elder law issues
  • Handling disputed estate and probate matters in litigation, arbitration and mediation formats

Our attorneys individualize your estate plan. We work to provide a smooth transition between generations and minimize taxes while protecting your assets. We will create an estate plan that preserves your legacy and mitigates family discord.

Our accomplished attorneys bring substantial expertise for estate planning to deliver the very best in service and results.


Cases & Clients

  • 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.