Lowell is a trusted advisor to individuals, charitable organizations and other business who care about achieving their estate planning, charitable and business goals in a tax-efficient manner.

Overview

Lowell advises a wide range of charitable organizations and nonprofits, including colleges and universities, on gift programs, governance and other corporate issues. He is particularly adept at helping clients structure and complete large, complex charitable contributions. Lowell also handles estate planning, tax, estate administration, and when necessary complex trust and estate litigation for individuals, banks and trust companies. He has served as an expert witness in numerous complex trust and estate litigation matters.

Lowell is a natural leader and legal counselor. He works collaboratively with all members of the client team, including investment advisors, insurance professionals, bankers and trust officers, accountants and other tax professionals to achieve client goals.

Experience

Known for his skills in negotiation and settling disputes, when necessary he advises individuals, charitable organizations, banks and trust companies in trust and estate litigation.

He provides legal advice and business counsel to many charities serving the Twin Cities community, advising on donor gift programs, governance and other business issues.

Lowell is the former president, co-managing partner and chair of the firm and has also held leadership positions in many of the community organizations he has served.  Lowell is respected for his ability to lead individuals and organizations through transitions in a people-centric, client-centric way.

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Recognitions

Recognitions

Recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in trusts and estates litigation

Named among The Best Lawyers in America in the area of trusts and estates litigation

Regularly selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers®

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow, 1997-present

Minnesota State Bar Association, Drafting Wills and Trust Agreements, Former Editorial Board Member

Augustana College, Board of Trustees, 1999-2010

Fairview Foundation, Board of Directors, 2012-present

The Minneapolis Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2009-2017

Abbott Northwestern Hospital Foundation, Board of Directors, 2009-2012

Bentson Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2012-present

Stinson Leonard Street, served as President, 2009-2013, Co-Managing Partner, 2014-2015 and Chair, 2016-2017

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • South Dakota

Education

The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D.

Augustana University, B.A.

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