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Minnesota Estate Planning Attorneys

Dudley and Smith, PA is a Minnesota law firm offering a wide range of legal services to clients across Minnesota and Wisconsin, including estate planning and probate law. Our experienced Minnesota estate planning attorneys can help you with all aspects of planning your estate and dealing with the division of your assets after your time has passed. Our services extend to:

  • Estate planning
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Healthcare Directives
  • Power of Attorney and incapacity planning
  • Will contests and disputes
  • Mediation and trial cases

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Planning for your death is a necessary part of life. In the same way we purchase house insurance and life insurance, it is also important to speak to an estate planning lawyer about what happens to your estate, your assets and your debts after you have passed away. Planning ahead and establishing wills and trusts gives you peace of mind that you’ve preserved your wealth, protected your inheritances, and have provided for your loved ones financially after you’ve gone.  Our Minnesota estate planning lawyers works closely with every client to provide personalized plans that reflect each client’s unique situation to accomplish their estate planning goals quickly and economically.   

Estate Planning and Division

After the passing of a loved family member, emotions are high. You are probably feeling upset, lonely, exhausted and angry all at once. This is not the best time to bring out the will and bring finances onto the table, but this is how the law works. This is also why there are often disputes and problems surrounding wills, trusts and estates after the passing of a loved one. We know how difficult it can be to go through the emotional turmoil of dealing with the death of a loved one. We offer our support and compassion throughout the process and will ensure that your legal rights are protected and that you get what you are entitled to.

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To determine your legal rights and speak to a qualified Minnesota estate planning lawyer, contact Minnesota law firm Dudley and Smith, P.A. today at 651-291-1717.

 

 

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Joseph J. Dudley, Jr: Mr. Dudley has been awarded the highest Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent (5 out of 5) that can be awarded to an attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized and oldest peer review rating in the United States. An AV rating is defined as a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. The five key areas are:

Legal Knowledge – Lawyer’s familiarity with the laws governing his/her specific area of practice(s).

Analytical Capabilities – lawyer’s creativity to analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge.

Judgment – Lawyer’s demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue.

Communication Ability – Lawyer’s capability to communicate persuasively and credibly.

Legal Experience – Lawyer’s degree of experience in his/her specific area of practice(s).

Phone: 651-291-1717

Email Address: JDudley@dudleyandsmith.com

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Steven C. Openheim: Mr. Opheim graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 1985 after receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 1982.
Born in Germany Steven moved to the US at an early age and still speaks some German.

Outside of work, Mr. Opheim enjoys traveling, having visited several countries in Europe for many years. He is also an avid stamp collector and a member of the University of Minnesota Band Alumni.

Steven likes to involve himself in community projects. He is the long time scoutmaster of a local Boy Scout troop and is an Eagle Scout. He believes his highest priority is to serve his client’s interests.

Steven has been awarded the highest Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent (5 out of 5) that can be awarded to an attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, the most recognized and oldest peer review rating in the United States. An AV rating is defined as a significant rating accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. The five key areas are:

Legal Knowledge – Lawyer’s familiarity with the laws governing his/her specific area of practice(s)

Analytical Capabilities – lawyer’s creativity to analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge.

Judgment – Lawyer’s demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue.

Communication Ability – Lawyer’s capability to communicate persuasively and credibly.

Legal Experience – Lawyer’s degree of experience in his/her specific area of practice(s).

Bar Admissions:

  • Minnesota State Courts
  • Wisconsin State Courts

Education:

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctor, Cum Laude 1985
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, 1982

Professional Honors, Memberships, Seminars & Associations:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Bankruptcy Section of Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Real Property Law Section of Minnesota State Bar Association

Honors and Awards:

  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • Raeder Larson Public Service Award, MSBA

Phone: 651-291-1717

Email Address: sco@dudleyandsmith.com