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Office in Red Wing Opened

3/30/2020

We are now meeting clients in Red Wing! We have an office space at the Red Wing Ignite building located at 419 Bush Street in Red Wing. Attorney Margaret Cook will be primarily meeting with clients in Red Wing. Give us a call to learn more!

We're Moving!

As of January 10, 2020, our Rochester office will be located at 1801 Greenview Drive SW, Suite 102, Rochester, MN 55902. Our St. Charles office and office hours will remain unchanged. 

It's a Girl!

We are pleased to announce that Attorney Alyssa K. Jerde gave birth to Elenora Taylor Jerde on December 20, 2019. Congratulations Alyssa and Calvin!

Ward & Oehler Featured in Best of Rochester 2019 Profile Series

7/25/2019

We are featured in this week's edition of the Post-Bulletin/507 Magazine's "2019 Best of Rochester" profile series. You can read it here: http://www.proactiveresources.com/072519/#ward-oehler.

May 13, 2019

Alyssa Jerde was recognized with the 2019 New Volunteer Award by Legal Assistance of Olmsted County for her volunteer work with LAOC and pro bono legal representation of low-income individuals in Olmsted County. Way to go, Alyssa!

See us at the Farm Show!

03/10/2019

We will again have a booth at the AgriNews Farm Show on March 12 and 13. The Farm Show is a free event open to the public, and is held at the Graham Arena. Stop by and say hi!

Maggie Cook Joins Law Firm

12/17/2018

Margaret Cook has joined the law firm as an Associate Attorney. Maggie has several years of experience in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianship/conservatorship, and elder law. Welcome aboard, Maggie! 

Learn more about Maggie in her Q&A.

Office in St. Charles Opened

February 1, 2018

We are now meeting clients in St. Charles!

For over 40 years, our attorneys have provided exceptional legal service in the areas of estate planning, probate, real estate, business law, and farm law to farmers, individuals, and families throughout Southeastern Minnesota. We are now able to serve you in our Rochester and St. Charles offices!

To schedule an appointment in St. Charles, call our office at (507) 288-5567.

Farm & Succession Planning Seminar Scheduled in St. Charles on January 31, 2018

January 17, 2018

Knowing where to start with an estate and succession plan for your farm may be difficult. In this seminar, we will:

  -  Go over the basics of estate planning and review some of the unique estate planning tools used by farmers.

  -  Answer some common questions we get asked on a regular basis. Should my farm land be owned by a trust? Will I pay a gift tax if I give the farm away? Should I establish an LLC to own the farm? Do I qualify for the family farm land deduction for the Minnesota estate tax?

  -  Give an update on the federal and Minnesota gift and estate tax.

Attorney Jason Wagner will answer these and other questions so you are better equipped to start the conversation and develop a solid transition plan for you and your family.

This seminar will be held at the St. Charles Community Center - 820 Whitewater Avenue St. Charles, MN 55972. 

Please RSVP by calling the office at 507-288-5567.

Farm & Succession Planning for Farmers Seminar Scheduled for March 2018

January 10, 2018

Knowing where to start with an estate and succession plan for your farm may be difficult. This class will go over the basics of estate planning and review some of the unique estate planning tools used by farmers. We will also review some common questions we get on a regular basis. Should my farm land be owned by a trust? Will I pay a gift tax if I give the farm away? Should I establish an LLC to own the farm? Do I qualify for the family farm land deduction for the Minnesota estate tax? Attorney Jason Wagner will answer these and other questions so you are better equipped to start the conversation and develop a solid transition plan for you and your family.

Register at https://zmps.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/costoption/class_id/2601/public/1/sp/

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