Anne L. Paape

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Direct: 612.632.3432

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Rosemary Wentzell
Direct: 612.632.3407

Anne Paape (formerly Anne Bjerken) provides effective and practical estate planning solutions for high and ultra-high net worth individuals, family offices, and closely-held companies locally, nationally, and internationally. Throughout more than a decade of experience, she has continued to advise clients in the following areas:

  • Estate and trust administration
  • Estate, gift, generation skipping, and income tax planning and audit defense
  • Business succession and pre-transaction business planning
  • Family office representation
  • Family dispute resolution and litigation
  • International asset and residency planning
  • Entrepreneurial services, from start-up to liquidity event planning

Anne’s previous experience gives her a crucial understanding of the unique and often sensitive nature of complex family dynamics, family business retention, and general marital asset planning. A trusted collaborator, Anne works closely with her clients to construct meaningful estate plans that reflect their personal values and family goals. By coordinating with the family’s advisers and current corporate or local counsel, CPAs, and insurance providers, Anne addresses the diverse needs of families and family offices regarding:

  • Multi-generational wealth stewardship
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Preparing closely held businesses for transition, retention, or sale

Anne also advises professional athletes and entertainers in all aspects of career and lifestyle planning from premarital agreements, to real estate acquisitions, benefits coordination, philanthropic advising, tax minimization and residency decisions that come with further contracts and free agency, and eventually long-term legacy planning for retirement and beyond. Anne regularly works with athletes, their families, advisors, agents, public relations professionals, and others to coordinate all aspects of their financial lives, private investments, community engagement, and endorsements.

Anne is very active in Minnesota’s philanthropic community through the Guthrie Theater, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Foundation’s Fourth Generation, and others. Drawing on this first-hand experience, she regularly assists families in the planning and implementation of their philanthropic goals.

Anne was honored by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as a “40 Under 40” in 2015, as a “Real Power 50” by Minnesota Business in 2015, and as an “Up and Coming Attorney” by Minnesota Lawyer in 2008. Anne is regularly consulted by the media on matters relating to estate planning, working with entrepreneurs and millennials, and the local philanthropic community. She is also an ongoing faculty member for a prestigious annual international legal symposium through the Multilaw International Global Network of International Law Firms.

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