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Ryan K. Crayne

It’s all about preserving the wealth you build up.

My Approach

My clients have spent their lives building and growing their businesses, and I help preserve as much as I can to pass on to the next generation. I work closely with my clients to understand them, their families and their businesses, so that I can put myself in their shoes and think creatively to be a champion for each client.

In trusts and estates, we often deal with difficult or uncomfortable topics, but I feel that nothing is worse than being unprepared for a bad situation, and work with my clients to make sure that their plan takes into account all eventualities, and make arrangements to arrange matters for future generations in the best position possible.

Outside of work, I am training a new puppy – she’s darling, but a lot of work, and I drew the straw for the 3 a.m. shift. I also watch Notre Dame football, and spend time with my family.

The Bottom Line

In trusts and estates, experiencing clients passing away is an unfortunate but unavoidable side effect of the job. But seeing an effective estate plan get carried out helps soften that blow. I know I can’t ease the family’s suffering, but I can help make it easier for the business to transition to the next generation. I strive to take any worries I can off the table.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

AV Preeminent

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, Peer review ratings

Super Lawyers®

Minnesota Law & Politics, 2005-2006

Rising Stars

Minnesota Law & Politics, 2002-2004

Associations & Memberships

Minnesota State Bar Association

Wisconsin State Bar Association

Iowa State Bar Association

Nebraska State Bar Association

South Dakota Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Ramsey County Bar Association

Past Co-chair, Tax Section

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

American Association of Attorneys, CPAs

South Dakota Society of CPAs

Winthop & Weinstine, P.A.

Member, Pro Bono Committee

St. Therese Catholic Church