Jim practices in the Trust, Estate & Charitable Planning group at Gray Plant Mooty where he represents families, fiduciaries, individuals, and family businesses in matters pertaining to estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and trust litigation, business succession planning and charitable giving. He assists clients by drafting wills and trusts, advising clients on tax minimization strategies, and guiding families through the estate administration process. Jim also provides guidance to charitable trusts, higher education institutions, and other charities regarding charitable gift solicitation and administration.
Prior to joining Gray Plant Mooty, Jim served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Susan Richard Nelson of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. He also worked for several years as a project manager at a small software training consultancy, where he developed an intimate understanding of the succession challenges facing family-owned businesses.
Jim, his wife, and their son live in southwest Minneapolis. When he is not practicing law, Jim enjoys hiking, cycling, history, and reading.
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.