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Held Law Office located in St. Louis Park, MN assists individuals, couples and families in planning for tomorrow, today. Ms. Held is committed to providing prompt, professional, personal service in the areas of estate planning, probate, and trust and estate administration.

Studies show that 55-60% of the U.S. adult population do not have a will or other estate plan in place. Additionally, about 50% of the population over 50 years of age is ill prepared to face the inevitable health and/or financial problems that most will confront. These important legal issues need to be addressed and the necessary documents created now. If you wait to take action until such problems are upon you, it is often too late.

Facing legal issues can be intimidating and the legal system is often difficult to navigate. Planning for your death is easy to avoid. Addressing aging issues can be emotional. Losing a loved one is difficult. Held Law Office understands these issues and is committed to working in partnership with you in order to address your legal concerns, accomplish your goals, and provide peace of mind.

At Held Law Office, the goal is to make working with an attorney a pleasant, personalized and cost-effective experience. Ms. Held is dedicated to listening to your concerns in order to provide practical solutions that meet your specific needs. Ms. Held will spend the time necessary to educate you so that you understand your options and are able to make informed decisions.

Please contact Held Law Office for a complimentary consultation.


David Bowie’s Estate Plan

February 19th, 2016

It has been reported that David Bowie’s estate plan consists of a 20 page Will that was originally filed in 2004.  It splits the majority of his estate, estimated at $100 million, between his wife, daughter and son. And includes smaller, yet substantial gifts for his personal assistant ($2 million) and one-time nanny ($1 million). […]... read more

Inflation Adjustments for Estate and Gift Tax Annual Exclusion Amounts

January 10th, 2016

In case you missed Internal Revenue Bulletin 2015-44, the 2016 inflation adjustments pertaining to estate planning are as follows: The gift tax annual exclusion remains at $14,000 for gifts made in 2016. The generation-skipping transfer (GST) tax exemption is $5,450,000 for transfers made in 2016. The unified estate and gift tax exclusion amount is $5,450,000 for gifts […]... read more

Coach Dean Smith

April 30th, 2015

Men’s college basketball coaching legend, Dean Smith, passed away on February 7, 2015. Coach Smith utilized a revocable trust in his estate plan. He included a unique bequest. He directed the trustee to distribute a small bequest to each varsity basketball letterman he coached. He wanted each letterman to know that he was important. The […]... read more

Estate Planning

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Losing a loved one can be a difficult and emotional time. Being named the personal representative or executor of ... Continue

Estate Administration

After the loss of a loved one, it can be difficult and confusing to discern what needs to happen. You may have ... Continue