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Meyer Law PLLC
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adam J.
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John was excellent to work with. He was available, answered all of our questions, and communicated promptly. He had clear and helpful materials available to aid with our will and transition planning -- they were easy to follow yet thorough. His pricing was very reasonable and there were no hidden fees as well as no up-selling. Honest guy, professional, accessible -- would definitely recommend.

Carlyle Financial Planning
from 5 reviews
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy R.
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He was prompt, met with me soon after I first talked to him, and finished my taxes the same day. It couldn't have been easier.

McLaughlin Law
from 4 reviews
    Jen P.
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    Excellent and prompt service by such a smart and well-versed attorney in estate planning...thank you so much, Ryan—I greatly appreciate everything you did for me!😊 I can’t refer all my friends and family to you fast enough!! Sincerely, Jen

    Tennyson Law, PLLC
    from 1 review
      Christine P.
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      Kim is my go-to resource for real estate law questions. The combination of industry experience and legal knowledge have been so valuable: She draws on her own experience, not just her legal education, when she tackles a lease or land use problem. Kim can come up with common sense solutions even to highly emotional issues -- challenge someone's right to property, to a roof over his head, and you're looking at some tense negotiations. Kim keeps her cool and works hard to find a solution that protects her client's rights.

      Lyon Law Office
      from 1 review
      • 4 years in business
      Kaarin O.
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      My husband and I needed a will after our daughter was born. We both don't know a thing about estate planning so we were nervous about the process. Nicolet made it really easy! She explained the options so we could choose the best for our family. Now, I tell everyone the importance of estate planning and to go to Lyon Law!


      At DS Turnbull Law, we work with our customers to develop an estate plan that is customized to their specific individual needs and that protects their wealth and the people they love when they are gone. We provide services in Minnesota.


      We do estate planning, business succession, probate, wills, trusts, power of attorney, health care directive, guardianship, elder law, medical assistance planning, estate tax planning, estate tax returns, special needs trust, cabin trust, land trust, farm estate, estate administration, trust revision, trust termination, philanthropic planning, charitable trusts, gift taxes, trusts and estates, transfer on death deed, and real estate.


      1. We Make Housecalls. We'll meet you at your home, in your office, or any other place in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro. Let us do the worrying about getting there on time and finding a parking spot! 2. Flexible Scheduling. Early morning and evening appointments are available. 3. No Surprise Fees. Nearly every service we provide is offered on a flat-fee basis, so you know up front what you'll pay for a solution to your legal needs. 4. We're Connected. We're the new breed of lawyer. We have access to all of the traditional legal resources, and we're also on top of emerging technologies and opportunities to better serve you. 5. We'll Connect You. Do you have related non-legal needs? Let us connect you to trusted professionals to help you with your long-term care, insurance, financial planning, banking, real estate or other needs.


      The law office of JP Hoffman, located in Faribault, Minnesota, provides legal services for individuals, families and businesses. Our law office includes the following practice areas: * Estate Planning * Real Estate Law * Family Law * Civil Litigation and Personal Injury * Business Law * Criminal Defense

      • 7 years in business

      Business Related Services * Organization * Entity Selection * Articles of Incorporation * Obtain EIN * First Minutes * Bylaws * Operating Agreement, PPM and Subscription Agreement Transactions * Corporate Governance and Compliance * Corporate Minutes * Annual Renewal * Merger * Acquisition * Conversion * Asset Purchase * Contract Drafting and Review * Noncompete and Nondisclosure Agreements * Real Estate Transactions Termination * Dissolution * Winding Up * Proper Notifications * Liquidation of Assets * Payment to Creditors * Distributions to Owners/Shareholders * Filing Appropriate Forms with the IRS and the Secretary of State Business Litigation * Business Torts * Defamation * Wrongful Termination * Breach of Fiduciary Duty * Breach of Contract * Fraud * Material Misrepresentation At Warring Dosdall, P.A., we take care to provide our clients with high-quality services personalized for their unique needs. Personal Legal Services * Estate Planning * Wills * Trusts * Special Needs Trusts * Probate * Tax Planning * Guardianship * Health Care Directive * Power of Attorney Civil Litigation * Motions * Discovery * Court Appearances * Negotiation * Drafting * Mediation * Claim Analysis Real Estate * Purchase * Sale * Like-Kind Exchange * Contract for Deed * Eminent Domain * Easements * Covenants * Commercial and Residential Lease Agreements * Landlord/Tenant Disputes The attorneys at Warring Dosdall, P.A. offer free initial consultations to all new clients. We take the time to listen to each client's story and provide an honest assessment of your case. It is important for us to learn about each individual client's personal needs and goals, so that we may provide the best advice and service possible. Our goal is to build personal and long-lasting relationships with each of our clients.


      We spend a significant portion of our time listening to our clients to determine what their needs and desires are. The plans we create are designed to satisfy our clients' needs and desires in the most efficient manner possible. We don't believe in a one-size fits all approach nor do we push unnecessary products. We believe in finding the right approach for each individual client's situation. Providing peace of mind to clients and helping them to avoid the huge pitfalls that can arise is a very rewarding experience.

      • 37 years in business

      Amanda N. Juelson is an attorney in the firm of Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd., located in Maple Grove, Minnesota, practicing in the following areas: - Estate planning - Probate, estate and trust administration - Elder law Estate planning is an extremely rewarding field for Amanda. She enjoys developing client relationships and helping her clients achieve their desired goals. She concentrates her practice in areas related to estate planning for individuals and families of all sizes and asset levels, including the following: - Wills - Trusts - Probate and trust administration - Elder law - Charitable gifting - Medical assistance and incapacity planning - Contested probates - Family business succession planning - Guardianships and conservatorships Amanda is committed in practicing in the state courts of Minnesota and North Dakota, and is a member of the Minnesota and North Dakota state bar associations. Active in the community, Amanda is a volunteer attorney in the Wills for Heroes program through the Minnesota State Bar Association. She has also volunteered for Second Harvest and Racism Awareness. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, time at the lake, skiing, attending sporting events, golf and traveling. The following are her areas of practice: - Estate planning - Probate, estate and trust administration - Elder law The following are her bar admissions: - Minnesota (2013) - North Dakota (2010) The following are her educational background: - University of North Dakota Law School J.D. - Minot State University B.A., cum laude Major: Criminal Justice and Spanish The following are her professional associations and memberships: - Minnesota State Bar Association Member - North Dakota State Bar Association Member


      For many, putting off planning how to distribute your estate and what kind of medical care you would like to receive can leave your spouse or children to make impossible decisions that can cause immense strain. As the owner and sole employee of Smith Estate Planning, Brian provides clients with the documents necessary to protect their assets and ensure that their wishes are clearly communicated to their loved ones. Brian created Smith Estate Planning after realizing that many people (including many of his own relatives) had never created an estate plan because they assumed that hiring a lawyer would be too expensive. In order to serve those who may be worried about the expense, Brian meets clients in their homes or at meeting locations throughout the twin cities to cut down on costs and pass the savings on to clients. Brian is a native of Minnesota and currently lives in Saint Paul. Prior to forming Smith Estate Planning, Brian graduated Cum Laude from William Mitchell College of Law and worked as an employment attorney representing individuals in wrongful termination claims. In his spare time, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife Bridgette, cooking elaborate meals, and volunteer judging high school policy debate competitions.



      My practice is devoted to my clients' needs in the areas of estate planning and business law. My clients include individuals and families, small- and medium-sized businesses, entrepreneurs and others. I represent businesses and their owners from the cradle to the grave on everything from forming corporations and LLCs through to run businesses to the sale of their business and their estate plans and everything in between. I enjoy working closely with my clients to fully understand their unique problems, questions and opportunities, so I can provide the best solution for them and their particular situation.


      If you have assets, you need to do some estate planning. If you don't, the court will take care of it for you. In many cases, a lot of time and expense go into these court ordeals. You need to set your estate goals and use the tools such as Living Trusts and Wills to achieve those goals. Westview Law Center, PLC. can provide you with experienced legal advice and help you prepare the estate plan that is right for you and your family. We will also help you connect with financial and insurance advisers who can help you meet your overall planning needs. We can help you with the following: * Wills * Trusts * Probate * Medical Assistance Planning * Powers of Attorney * Health Care Directives * Real Estate To make sure your legal matters are handled correctly, you need experienced, competent legal advice to help you. Call us now.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What kind of lawyer does wills?

      No one likes talking about death, but it’s better than leaving your children or siblings to sort out your estate. A clearly planned will can make the time of mourning easier for everyone. An estate attorney will develop a legal will, create trusts on your behalf, and ensure the proper execution of your estate after you pass away.  

      Family attorneys and estate attorneys, also called probate and wills attorneys, can each prepare wills. The type of lawyer best suited to prepare your will depends on your situation. Most family attorneys provide services to prepare basic wills, including bequeathing property and personal items to family or naming a guardian for minor children. However, estate attorneys specialize in preparing wills in more complex situations. Consider hiring an estate attorney if you:

      • Have a large number of assets, especially those subject to estate taxes
      • Want to create a trust, such as allowing a spouse to live in your home until he or she dies and then leaving it to your children, or set up long-term care for a beneficiary
      • Have an ownership stake in a business
      • Expect someone to contest your will
      • Want to disinherit your spouse

      How much does it cost to have a living will?

      Either a family attorney or an estate, or wills, attorney can help you prepare a living will, either as part of your general estate planning or as an individual document. The cost typically ranges from $250 to $500, depending on your attorney’s fees; some charge by the hour, while others have a flat rate for writing a living will. Some states require living wills to be notarized, which adds an average of $5 to $15. In a living will — also called an advanced healthcare directive — you specify whether you want to be kept on life support if you become terminally ill or lapse into a persistent vegetative state. You can also answer other important questions in a living will like your preferences for tube feeding, artificial hydration and pain medication in situations when you cannot communicate your wishes on your own.

      How do you find a good lawyer for wills?

      Estate planning is an important part of financial planning, so it’s important to find the right attorney to prepare your will. Although most family attorneys can put together a basic will, you may want one who specializes in wills and estate planning, especially if you have a lot of assets or a dependent to take care of. You may need an attorney who has expertise in planning and executing trusts and a background in taxes. Ask how the attorney charges; some charge by the hour, others have a set fee for writing wills, and some charge a percentage of the total value of the estate. Make a list of several potential wills attorneys to interview. Make sure you make a strong personal connection with your attorney — you need to be comfortable telling him or her personal, confidential information about your life, and you need to feel that the attorney is committed to solving any problems that may arise while writing your will. Also find out how long the attorney has practiced estate law and whether he or she has handled wills similar to yours.

      How much should an estate plan cost?

      The cost of an estate plan depends largely on the number of parts it includes and the complexity of the documents. The most basic estate plan is simply a will, but it may also include designating power of attorney or a health care proxy to another person, writing a living will, or making a HIPAA authorization. The average national cost to make an estate plan ranges from $350 to $900, but can cost much more in complicated situations. For example, an estate attorney may charge only $900 to prepare a basic will providing outright distribution — meaning that property and assets are distributed upon death. Writing a more complicated will and holding assets in trusts can cost $3,000, or more. The process of creating an estate plan generally takes two to four weeks, starting with the initial consultation with the wills attorney to identify areas of concern in order to design an estate plan that fits your goals and budget. Once an estate plan is written, the attorney meets with the clients, a notary, and two neutral witnesses to review and sign the plan and associated documents.

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