We wrote the book on Minnesota probate.
Bill Peterson is an estate planning and probate attorney, former Minnesota legislator and author with more than 45 years of legal experience. He leads our team with skill and experience.
Do You Need Help With An Estate Plan Or Probate Administration?
If you want caring, experienced and skilled legal representation, you’ve come to the right place. For more than 45 years, Attorney Bill Peterson has helped individuals and families in the Twin Cities area and throughout Minnesota address important estate planning and probate matters.
His connection to the subject is a personal one. When his father died unexpectedly, his family experienced firsthand the personal and financial devastation that can result when families fail to establish comprehensive estate plans. His mother remarried, and her second husband suffered a heart attack and lost his business. Sadly, the family had not made a business succession plan.
These life experiences fueled his commitment to ensuring that other families did not suffer the same difficulties that they did. His lifelong dedication is an important benefit to all the firm’s clients as they address and resolve estate planning and probate issues.
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When Searching For An Estate Planning And Probate Lawyer, Experience Matters
Attorney Peterson has broad experience both as a lawyer and in legal-adjacent professions. His history includes:
Work as an attorney for the Minnesota attorney general, giving him hands-on knowledge and experience in how government works.
Two terms as a state legislator for Bloomington. He has intimate knowledge of how laws are made and understand how the practical implementation of these laws can benefit his clients.
Published work as an author. After handling hundreds of probate cases for families, he wrote a book titled “When A Loved One Dies In Minnesota: A Family Guide In Probate.” This book is available on Amazon, but families who become clients are given a free copy.
In addition to representing clients in Hennepin County, Attorney Peterson has appeared on clients’ behalf in most of Minnesota’s 87 counties. Additionally, if your case involves issues on property in surrounding states, he is admitted to the courts of Wisconsin and North Dakota, and the United State Supreme Court.
When it comes to sorting out highly emotional and complex issues that affect your family and finances, it is important to have an experienced and compassionate attorney on your side. Attorney Peterson will answer your questions and act as your guide throughout every step of the legal process.
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It’s easy for people to procrastinate on probate and estate planning. This is often a mistake because family members’ physical and mental conditions can worsen – making it more difficult to make appropriate and informed decisions. What’s more, a delay can jeopardize important assets that may depreciate in value. Call today for a free, confidential consultation, toll-free or contact us via our online form.
I don’t live in Minnesota but my husband lived there when he died. I called attorney Bill Peterson and he got me my inheritance without me traveling to Minnesota and even without having to file a Minnesota probate proceeding. Thank you, Mr. Peterson.
I had loaned a husband and wife money for their business. When I tried to collect the debt, the couple and their mortgage company fought me every inch of the way. I was told by several attorneys that I didn’t have a case but Bill Peterson took on my claim and won. I certainly recommend him to other people with similar legal needs.
Mr. Peterson and his staff went above and beyond to help me with some legal issues that I needed to have done in a hurry. They were so professional, efficient and yet so welcoming and friendly.Mr. Peterson really cares about his clients and their best interests.