St. Paul Estate Planning Lawyer
Over 35 Years of Experience
Whether you have significant assets and have built a substantial net worth or you are just starting to build your estate, you want an experienced attorney to help you plan for the distribution of property and the care of your minor children in the event of your death. We can also assist you with planning for disability. There are many estate planning options to help you meet your goals. An experienced lawyer will make certain that you employ the strategies that best fit your needs.
At the law offices of Stephen L. Nelson, Attorney and Counselor at Law, we have over 55 years of experience providing estate planning to individuals throughout Ramsey County, the surrounding communities and greater Minnesota. Attorney Nelson manages a private charitable organization and is familiar with charitable giving strategies in estate planning. We understand that every situation is unique and tailor our work to meet the individual needs of each client. We tailor our forms to meet your business needs. Contact our offices to arrange a confidential consultation.
When you hire us to help you with your estate planning, we will start by taking the time to learn about your family, special needs of your family members and your financial situation, as well as your goals. We will then help you understand the different strategies available to help you accomplish your objectives, including the use of wills and trusts, the re-titling of property, lifetime gifting and planning for disability. Once you have selected the approach that best fits your needs, we will review and prepare all the documents necessary to establish and implement your estate plan, including:
- Trusts (revocable or irrevocable, living or testamentary, and supplemental or special needs trusts)
- Powers of attorney
- Health care directives (formerly known as living wills)
- Conservatorships and guardianships
- Transfer on death deeds
When preparing your estate plan, we always draft wills, trusts and other documents that are tailored to your needs.
We also provide trust and probate administration counsel. To learn more, see our page on probate and trust administration.
To schedule a confidential meeting with an experienced business lawyer in St. Paul and the surrounding area, contact us or call us at (651) 646-5000. We have been at the same location, just north of University on Snelling Avenue, for over 50 years.
Attorney Nelson is AV-rated under Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Rating System.*
Stephen L. Nelson
Attorney and Counselor at Law
665 North Snelling Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
Telephone: (651) 646-5000
Fax: (651) 642-2619
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