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Trusts & Estates Litigation and Dispute Resolution

The number of disputes among family members surrounding Wills, Trusts and Estates is ever-increasing. Family dynamics and emotions, as well as high financial stakes, make these disputes challenging for those involved.

Winthrop & Weinstine’s Trusts & Estates Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team is well equipped to meet the challenge. We understand that our clients would prefer not to be in a dispute with another family member, and rarely intend for their estates to be used to pay legal fees.  Our team of professionals, made up of estate planning, tax, litigation and alternative dispute resolution practitioners, provides a supportive, holistic approach with an initial focus on resolving disagreements through negotiation efficiently and reasonably.  In trust and estate disputes, we strategically focus on preserving the value of the estate and maintaining as many family relationships as possible, while still advocating for our clients’ goals.

While we pride ourselves in finding ways to resolve such disputes creatively and outside of the courtroom when possible, we also understand that certain disagreements can only be resolved with the help of a formal process, involving a judge, arbitrator, or jury. That is why our Trusts & Estates Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice includes seasoned, experienced, no-nonsense litigators and trial lawyers who persuasively advocate for our clients’ rights, while mitigating the financial and emotional toll involved in trust and estate litigation.  In addition to the negotiation table and the courtroom, our practitioners are also highly skilled in the appellate process, with a track record of proven results.

Winthrop & Weinstine represents beneficiaries, individual trustees, institutional trustees and personal representatives in trust and will contests, tax issues, fiduciary duty breach claims, trustee removal cases, undue influence claims, fraudulent transfers, improper use of family money, creditor claims and other cases. Whatever the dispute may be, our Trusts & Estates Dispute Resolution Team will help you resolve it as efficiently and painlessly as possible. Contact us today for more information on our Dispute Resolution and Estate Litigation practice.

Professionals

Name

Phone

Email

Jeffrey R. Ansel
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6503 
f   (612) 604-6803 
Thomas H. Boyd
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6505 
f   (612) 604-6805 
Ryan K. Crayne
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6551 
f   (612) 604-6951 
David A. Davenport
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6716 
f   (612) 604-6816 
Gerald H. Fornwald
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6584 
f   (612) 604-6984 
Karen Ciegler Hansen
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6670 
f   (612) 604-6970 
John C. Holper
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6542 
f   (612) 604-6842 
Justin H. Jenkins
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6411 
f   (612) 604-6891 
Michael A. Rosow
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6734 
f   (612) 604-6834 
John N. Sellner
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6422 
f   (612) 604-6800 
Thomas A. Walker
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6568 
f   (612) 604-6968 
Douglas S. Wolgamot
Attorney 
p  (612) 604-6756 
f   (612) 604-6856 
 
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