Robin R. Tutt

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Robin R. Tutt
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2000 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.3965
F 612.371.3207
Lynda L. Schaffer
T 612.752.1083
  • Minnesota

Robin Tutt focuses her practice on trust and estate law, primarily advising high net worth individuals and families, closely held business owners and executives, and individual and corporate fiduciaries in estate planning, business succession planning, tax planning, probate and trust administration, and related matters. In addition, Robin works with Lindquist trial lawyers on controversies involving wills and trusts.

Robin counsels a variety of clients to help them achieve their overall family, business, and charitable dispositive objectives while minimizing taxes and seeking to avoid future family conflicts. 

Robin designs sophisticated plans that employ advanced wealth transfer techniques such as the creation of multi-generational irrevocable trusts and the formation of family limited partnerships or LLC’s and works closely with her clients’ other professional advisors.

Robin helps individual and corporate personal representatives successfully navigate the probate process. Robin regularly advises fiduciaries administering large and complex estates and trusts and also counsels beneficiaries of such trusts and estates. She has handled multiple complicated estate administrations and prepared and defended on audit estate, gift, and fiduciary income tax returns. 

Awards & Recognition
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota (2016)
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2014-2016)
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota Bar Association (2012, 2014, 2015)
Experience
  • Successfully saved multi-millions in estate taxes through long-term lifetime planning involving formation and administration of multi-generational irrevocable trusts, comprehensive gifting plan, multi-level entity formation and proper administration including partnerships and LLCs after death of a client.
  • Developed ongoing relationship with clients to refine their goals for transitioning ownership and management of their multi-million dollar family business to the next generation; crafted and implemented a plan to accomplish goals of providing retirement income, continuing operation of the business, and fair treatment of their children.
  • Through proper planning and documentation during the lifetime of long-term client, swiftly and efficiently responded to an IRS gift tax audit after the client’s death, resulting in the receipt of a federal gift tax closing letter accepting returns as filed and ending the audit. 
  • Successfully represented individual trustees in a highly contentious case raising breach of fiduciary duty challenging fiduciary accounting after navigating comprehensive discovery process, multiple hearings and resulting in settlement prior to trial.
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  • Minnesota
Professional & Community

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section, Legislation Committee (2013 – Present)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member

Community Involvement

  • Northeast Senior Services, Inc., Board Member (2013 – 2016)
2000 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.3965
F 612.371.3207
Lynda L. Schaffer
T 612.752.1083
  • William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law)

    (J.D., 2007)

  • University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

    (B.S., Health Care Administration, cum laude, 1995)

  • Minnesota

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