Lindquist & Vennum’s Trust & Estates Litigation attorneys have an in-depth knowledge of the law and unique procedures applicable to trust and probate disputes. We understand the financial considerations at stake in each of these disputes, and that it is important to work through the difficult emotional and familial issues that may be involved.
We have a track record of success in major disputes that makes us the firm of choice for fiduciaries and beneficiaries facing significant litigation in the Midwest and elsewhere, due in part to the credibility we bring to court. Unlike other firms’ trust and estates practices, we not only draft the documents creating or modifying sophisticated trusts, but we are also frequently called on to resolve disputes regarding trusts and wills created by other firms. Additionally, we spend considerable time in front of the bench and excel in trial. This experience and expertise enables us to not only obtain favorable results in court, but also to build the consensus among adverse parties necessary to resolve trust disputes through settlement.
Our firm has distinguished trust and estate litigators in Minneapolis, Sioux Falls and Denver. Many of our clients have significant wealth generated by high-profile business owners, entrepreneurs, professional athletes, industry leaders, and multi-billion dollar legacies. Whether we are working with the trustee on the fiduciary duties of the trust, or representing the beneficiaries on preserving their interests, we employ a thoughtful approach to serve them, including:
- Counseling trustees or beneficiaries to keep them out of court.
- Obtaining court orders that provide protection and help our clients avoid lawsuits.
- Representing fiduciaries or beneficiaries in litigation or arbitration when disputes cannot be avoided.
Our extensive experience also encompasses third party claims where we have handled disputes that have risen through the IRS, state department of revenue or other contract-holder inquiries.