What We Do
Buying and selling real estate may present many traps for the unwary. We routinely facilitate residential, commercial, and farm real estate transactions of all types. Whether you are a seller or a buyer, we are able to provide the full spectrum of real estate services from drafting the initial purchase agreement to facilitating the final closing and everything in between.
Whether you desire to start a business from scratch or need advice regarding ongoing business operations, we can help meet your legal needs so you can continue to focus on what you love doing the most—managing your business. We can assist with business formation, drafting contracts, commercial transactions, and general tax and real estate matters.
Completing your annual income tax return can be complicated and an unnecessary stress. We are happy to assist you with completion of your personal or business income tax return. Our office is also available to provide consultation as you consider tax implications of your family and business financial decisions.
Careful estate planning can help ease the transition of assets from one generation to the next while still providing for a person’s present needs and avoiding unnecessary taxes. Our office can assist clients with the full range of estate planning tools, including wills, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, and executing a power of attorney.
The death of a family member can inspire numerous legal and financial questions and considerations. We are able to answer those questions and make certain your loved one’s final affairs are successfully concluded through the administration of probate, if necessary.
For decades our firm has served as legal counsel for many local governments in Fillmore County, and we continue to support multiple cities and townships in Fillmore County for their various legal needs.
Obtaining a divorce or negotiating a child custody agreement can be both logistically and emotionally taxing. Our office can help minimize the harmful impact this adjustment can have on a couple or a family. We are able to assist individuals seeking marriage dissolution, legal separation, child custody, child support, and property division.
Facing criminal charges can be an intimidating experience. Our office can assist in basic criminal defense matters.
Numerous government administrative agencies at the state and federal level impact our daily life. Whether it is the IRS, the Social Security Administration, OSHA, or the DNR, our office can help you navigate through the paperwork, licensing, and regulatory issues you may encounter in your business or personal life.
Reaping a bountiful harvest has never been an easy task. The modern farming industry, however, can leave farmers with additional work at the end of a long day. Our office can assist farmers with the many issues relating to their farming enterprise, including leases, enrollment in conservation programs, environmental and zoning issues, agritourism enterprises, production contracts, estate planning, general business matters, and many other related topics.
As local foods draw more attention and market share, local food producers desiring to take advantage of new marketing opportunities must find ways to efficiently navigate the legal hurdles that stand between their farm and their customers’ plates. We can help local food producers explore applicable regulations, obtain the necessary licensing, properly prepare their product for market, and advise on other general business matters.