Geisler Law

A Minneapolis Law Firm That Treats You Like a True Partner

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Geisler Law

We want to change the way you approach your
estate planning and business legal issues

When you seek the advice of a legal professional, you need to work with an attorney who truly listens to your needs and concerns, following through with a plan of action that fits your specific situation.
At Geisler Law, PLLC, we proudly serve individuals, families and organizations facing a wide range of estate planning and business law issues, providing unmatched personal attention to each and every person who walks through our doors.

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Geisler Law

A Minneapolis Law Firm That Treats You Like a True Partner

We want to change the way you approach your estate planning and business legal issues

When you seek the advice of a legal professional, you need to work with an attorney who truly listens to your needs and concerns, following through with a plan of action that fits your specific situation. At Geisler Law, PLLC, we proudly serve individuals, families and organizations facing a wide range of estate planning and business law issues, providing unmatched personal attention to each and every person who walks through our doors. We bring a fresh perspective to challenging legal matters, and we see you as a true partner — not just another client. To work with a Minneapolis lawyer you can truly depend on, connect with us.

Personalized and dependable estate planning and probate guidance

Our firm helps with all aspects of estate planning, whether you would like to set up a simple will or want to protect your assets and interests using a combination of a trust, advance health care directive and power of attorney. This is an important step to take, even if you don’t consider yourself wealthy. Good estate planning provides greater peace of mind and helps your loved ones avoid additional worry and costs in the future, as it allows you to minimize estate taxes and avoid probate.

Geisler Law can also assist with the probate process, which occurs after a loved one passes away to pay debts and distribute the assets and property to heirs. Probate can easily become very complicated, especially if there are disputes within your family, so be sure to work with a knowledgeable estate planning attorney for guidance.

Estate planning guidance based on real-world concerns

Are you concerned about estate taxes? Have you appointed legal guardians for your minor children? Is protecting your family’s privacy important to you? Do you want to preserve your family wealth for later generations? Do you support a charity to which you want to pass on a gift? Are you looking for the least amount of time and money to settle your estate at your death? Are you concerned with anyone challenging your will or trust?

Geisler Law can help with these important issues and more. Visit our estate planning page to learn more.

Your spirited business law advisor

Small businesses in Minnesota and across the country need to address a number of key legal issues, and Geisler Law is your trusted advisor to guide you through each and every one. We work with you and your business to navigate your legal needs at all stages, helping you get up and running, giving you the counsel to allow you to grow and offering you support if you need to sell or transfer ownership of your company in the years to come. While we’re focused on your short-term concerns, we consider ourselves your partner and thus work with your long-term goals in mind.

Geisler Law assists businesses with the following:

  • Startup counseling
  • Choice of entity & business formation
  • Employment & labor issues
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Succession planning
  • Contract review, drafting, negotiation & mediation
  • Corporate governance

Answering all of your questions related to business law

Are you starting a business? Are you being asked to sign a contract? Have you acquired all the appropriate licenses to operate in the state of Minnesota? Is your business structured properly for your organization? Is your business hiring its first employee? Are you in a dispute with a business partner? Are you looking to buy or sell a business? Visit our business law page to learn more about how we can help with these and a wide variety of other small business legal issues

Speak with a dedicated Twin Cities estate planning and business law attorney and see how we are different

Whether you need to set up a sound estate plan or address a number of business-related legal issues, you can trust in Geisler Law, PLLC. To set up a meeting with a skilled Minneapolis lawyer, call us today at 952.960.0708 or contact us online. Our firm serves clients throughout Hennepin County and the surrounding areas.

Our website provides a variety of information about our firm and about legal topics of interest to the general public. All of the information on the Geisler Law, PLLC website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. Nothing contained on this website creates an attorney-client relationship, and any information transmitted to Geisler Law, PLLC through this website is not confidential or subject to the attorney-client privilege.

Geisler Law, PLLC helps families and business owners with estate planning, small business law, and probate administration in the greater Twin Cities metro area, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Edina, Bloomington, Wayzata, Plymouth, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Roseville, St. Louis Park, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Woodbury, Maplewood, Burnsville, Anoka, and Hopkins. The firm also serves people in the communities in Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Anoka County, Dakota County, Washington County, Scott County, and Carver County.

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Steadfast Guidance for Business Law and Estate Planning Issues in Minneapolis

Work with a firm that’s changing the way you view complex legal matters

When people work with Jess Geisler and Geisler Law, PLLC, they are often pleasantly surprised at the level of personal attention and custom-tailored guidance they receive when it comes to estate planning, probate, business law and related legal issues. We bring a fresh perspective to the law, focusing on building strong partnerships with our clients that last for the long run, thus differentiating ourselves from other firms in the Twin Cities area. When you need to tackle a range of legal issues related to your estate or business, turn to Geisler Law.
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About Us

Steadfast Guidance for Business Law and Estate Planning Issues in Minneapolis

Work with a firm that’s changing the way you view complex legal matters

When people work with Jess Geisler and Geisler Law, PLLC, they are often pleasantly surprised at the level of personal attention and custom-tailored guidance they receive when it comes to estate planning, probate, business law and related legal issues. We bring a fresh perspective to the law, focusing on building strong partnerships with our clients that last for the long run, thus differentiating ourselves from other firms in the Twin Cities area. When you need to tackle a range of legal issues related to your estate or business, turn to Geisler Law.

Transparent pricing and responsive service

At our firm, we believe in fair, flat-fee rates for our services. We refuse to nickel-and-dime our clients, and in addition to our flat-fee pricing, we offer flexible membership programs allowing you to take advantage of our services on a regular basis. When you join one of our membership programs, you don’t have to worry about asking for advice when you need it, simply out of fearing the expense — all consultations are included in your one membership fee. Even if you’re not part of a membership program, however, you’ll find that our rates are fair, competitive and free of hidden costs.

When you work with us, you receive the following:

  • Fast, responsive service, especially when it comes to any questions you might have
  • Strategies and solutions tailored to your specific needs
  • Sound legal advice based on our experience in business and estate planning law
  • An attorney who truly cares about the health and wellbeing of you and/or your business

Geisler Law goes beyond simple document drafting, providing a number of important consultation services that ensure you fill out and file all paperwork correctly the first time. All of your documents will be carefully reviewed and all of your questions answered along the way, making the process much more efficient for you, your family or your business. Don’t hesitate to consult our firm when you need estate planning or business law advice.

An experienced lawyer serving Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding areas

When you’re facing legal issues related to your business, wish to set up a sound estate plan or need to navigate the probate process, work with Geisler Law, PLLC. Set up a meeting with a trusted Minneapolis attorney by calling 952.960.0708 or by contacting us online.

Our website provides a variety of information about our firm and about legal topics of interest to the general public. All of the information on the Geisler Law, PLLC website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. Nothing contained on this website creates an attorney-client relationship, and any information transmitted to Geisler Law, PLLC through this website is not confidential or subject to the attorney-client privilege.

Geisler Law, PLLC helps families and business owners with estate planning, small business law, and probate administration in the greater Twin Cities metro area, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Edina, Bloomington, Wayzata, Plymouth, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Roseville, St. Louis Park, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Woodbury, Maplewood, Burnsville, Anoka, and Hopkins. The firm also serves people in the communities in Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Anoka County, Dakota County, Washington County, Scott County, and Carver County.

Jess Geisler

Meet the attorney at Geisler Law

A proficient attorney who makes you a true partner as we solve your legal challenges together.

Jess Geisler is the managing partner of Geisler Law, PLLC, a respected law firm serving individuals, families and business owners across the Minneapolis area. Ms. Geisler is a different type of lawyer, priding herself on offering the most responsive service and personal attention possible. She views her clients as true partners and focuses on building long-term relationships with them. She is extremely passionate about helping people with a wide range of legal issues related to their businesses or the estate planning and probate processes.

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Attorney Profile

Meet Jess Geisler, Attorney at Law

A proficient attorney who makes you a true partner as we solve your legal challenges together

Jess Geisler is the managing partner of Geisler Law, PLLC, a respected law firm serving individuals, families and business owners across the Minneapolis area. Ms. Geisler is a different type of lawyer, priding herself on offering the most responsive service and personal attention possible. She views her clients as true partners and focuses on building long-term relationships with them. She is extremely passionate about helping people with a wide range of legal issues related to their businesses or the estate planning and probate processes.

The clients of Geisler Law know Jess for her unparalleled attention to detail and willingness to tailor her services and legal strategies to their specific needs and concerns. While she does assist with document writing and filing needs, she goes above and beyond to help her clients every step of the way, answering their questions in a clear, direct and upfront manner.

Jess is a proud member of the Minneapolis community, where she currently lives. In her free time, she enjoys walks around the Minneapolis lakes, riding her bike, golf, trying new restaurants, snow skiing in Big Sky, Montana and travelling the world whenever time allows. You can learn more about Ms. Geisler and her practice below:

Practice areas

Bar admissions

  • Minnesota, 2013

Education

  • J.D., School of Law, University of St. Thomas, 2013
  • B.S., Finance, Indiana University, 2007

Professional associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, member
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, member
  • American Bar Association, member

Consult a trusted Twin Cities business and estate planning lawyer today

Do you need to address important legal issues for your business? Or would you like reliable assistance with estate planning and probate? Call Geisler Law, PLLC at 952.960.0708 or contact us online. We are proud to serve clients in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding communities.

Our website provides a variety of information about our firm and about legal topics of interest to the general public. All of the information on the Geisler Law, PLLC website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. Nothing contained on this website creates an attorney-client relationship, and any information transmitted to Geisler Law, PLLC through this website is not confidential or subject to the attorney-client privilege.

Geisler Law, PLLC helps families and business owners with estate planning, small business law, and probate administration in the greater Twin Cities metro area, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Edina, Bloomington, Wayzata, Plymouth, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Roseville, St. Louis Park, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Woodbury, Maplewood, Burnsville, Anoka, and Hopkins. The firm also serves people in the communities in Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Anoka County, Dakota County, Washington County, Scott County, and Carver County.

Practice Areas

Estate Planning & Probate

Legal Guidance You Can Depend on for Estate Planning and Probate in Minneapolis

Setting up estate plans that protect you and your loved ones

You are working hard to build and preserve your personal wealth, and you deserve to have the ability to transfer your assets and property to your loved ones without excessive challenges and taxes. At Geisler Law, PLLC, we assist individuals and families with a broad range of estate planning issues, as well as navigating the sometimes-complex probate process. This is important for you, regardless of whether or not you have large amounts of wealth, as estate planning can also include predetermined arrangements that protect your children and loved ones should you pass away.

Through it all, Geisler Law delivers responsive service and strategies tailored to your specific needs and concerns. When it comes time to develop your estate plan, trust in an experienced Minneapolis attorney with our firm.

What goes into a good estate plan?

Each estate planning process is different depending on the preferences and assets of the individual setting it up. However, the following are some of the common elements of a sound estate plan:

  • Wills. These are the primary means by which individuals transfer their assets and property upon their death. These documents are a basic part of any estate plan, although a will alone may not allow your heirs to avoid probate completely — especially if you have large amount of assets or valuable real estate.
  • Trusts. Transferring assets through a trust offers greater confidentiality for you and your loved ones, and may also be less costly and provide more flexibility. Trusts are also less likely to be contested, allowing your heirs to avoid a lengthy probate process.
  • Advance health care directives. These documents outline specific directions for your medical treatment in case you can no longer make decisions for yourself due to incapacitation. A directive also typically names power of attorney, which gives a designated individual the ability to make these important decisions on your behalf. Ideally, all adults should take the time to set up an advance health care directive.
  • Power of attorney. This allows you to designate someone you trust to handle your financial affairs in case you cannot do so yourself due to a medical issue or if you leave the country for a period of time. Ask an estate planning lawyer about the difference between durable and springing power of attorney arrangements.

Understanding probate in Minnesota

After a loved one passes away, it’s likely that the individual’s estate will need to go through the probate process, in which a court appoints a friend or family member to be the estate’s administrator. This person is responsible for paying off debts and then disbursing the remainder of the estate to heirs. Depending on the situation and whether or not the deceased had a will, this can be a fairly straightforward or extremely complex and expensive process.

Probate is not always necessary, especially if deceased individuals organized a trust before their death. Regardless, you should work with a probate lawyer to ensure you meet all of your legal obligations and to make this process go as smoothly as possible.

Meet with a dependable Minneapolis estate planning lawyer

For strong legal guidance on all aspects of estate planning and probate, consult Geisler Law, PLLC today. We proudly serve individuals and families across the Twin Cities area, including Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding communities. Call 952.960.0708 or contact us online to get started.

Our website provides a variety of information about our firm and about legal topics of interest to the general public. All of the information on the Geisler Law, PLLC website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. Nothing contained on this website creates an attorney-client relationship, and any information transmitted to Geisler Law, PLLC through this website is not confidential or subject to the attorney-client privilege.

Geisler Law, PLLC helps families and business owners with estate planning, small business law, and probate administration in the greater Twin Cities metro area, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Edina, Bloomington, Wayzata, Plymouth, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Roseville, St. Louis Park, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Woodbury, Maplewood, Burnsville, Anoka, and Hopkins. The firm also serves people in the communities in Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Anoka County, Dakota County, Washington County, Scott County, and Carver County.

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Business Law

A Custom-Tailored Approach to Business Law in the Twin Cities

The legal guidance you need to keep your business moving forward

If you own or operate a small business, there are a number of legal issues you may need to address, including business formation, transfer of ownership, contracts and much more. At Geisler Law, PLLC, we have experience helping many different types of businesses address these issues, providing comprehensive service based on the specific needs of your company. In addition, attorney Jess Geisler is a certified Minnesota Rule 114 Qualified Neutral, trained in mediation techniques applicable to a wide range of business transactions and related issues. With fair, transparent pricing and an unparalleled level of personal attention, you can trust that this Minneapolis-based law firm is on your side.

Dependable legal guidance for new businesses

When starting out, it’s extremely important for a small business to have a sound foundation. You need solutions customized for your specific business and legal needs — not an off-the-shelf solution — at rates that fit your budget. Geisler Law advises on business formation issues, such as choosing the type of entity under which you’ll operate. This may involve your business becoming a sole proprietorship, limited liability company (LLC) or corporation.

In addition, you may need to draft articles, bylaws, member control agreements, buy-sell agreements, buyback agreements, repurchase agreements and other key documents. Geisler Law also helps with corporate governance counseling, negotiating commercial leases and contracts, drafting employee manuals, creating business policies and procedures and securing financing.

Service and support for growing companies

Geisler Law is your partner in helping you grow your business. By ensuring your legal options are properly analyzed and addressed, you have the time to put your focus where it’s needed — on running your business. For a growing company, some of your top concerns may be related to mergers and acquisitions, licensing agreements, contract negotiation and minimizing your ongoing financial and legal risks. The following are additional common issues an established company may need to address:

  • Regulatory compliance. Businesses of all sizes must meet the strict requirements of federal, state and local regulations, which may oversee product quality, environmental impact, safety, advertising, employment and more. A knowledgeable attorney can help you understand what’s required of you and how to meet the specific standards of your industry.
  • Employment issues. Workers have a wide range of legal protections in Minnesota, and you may find your company in a dispute with employees over issues like alleged wrongful termination, contract violations and discrimination. It’s important to be proactive by having your employees sign key documents when you hire them, and to respond to potential crises quickly.
  • Contract disputes. If your business has more than one owner, disputes may arise over ownership rights, especially if you’re looking to sell the company. You may also face disagreements with business partners and contractors that provide services to your organization.

Sound legal advice for business succession or dissolution

If you would like to transfer ownership of your business to another person, such as the next generation of your family, or when it is time for your business to close its doors, there are a number of legal issues you must address. These may include dissolution and liquidation, shareholder disputes and making sure you protect your interests after completing this process. Working with a skilled lawyer can also help you reduce costly taxes during this process.

A dedicated Minneapolis small business law firm

Whether you need to start from scratch building a foundation for your new business or you’re an established business that needs help staying on the right track, Geisler Law, PLLC is here for you. We have experience helping our clients address a wide range of business-related legal challenges and concerns. To get started, call 952.960.0708 or contact us online . We work with businesses and organizations across the Twin Cities area and the surrounding communities.

Our website provides a variety of information about our firm and about legal topics of interest to the general public. All of the information on the Geisler Law, PLLC website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. Nothing contained on this website creates an attorney-client relationship, and any information transmitted to Geisler Law, PLLC through this website is not confidential or subject to the attorney-client privilege.

Geisler Law, PLLC helps families and business owners with estate planning, small business law, and probate administration in the greater Twin Cities metro area, including Minneapolis, St. Paul, Edina, Bloomington, Wayzata, Plymouth, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Roseville, St. Louis Park, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Woodbury, Maplewood, Burnsville, Anoka, and Hopkins. The firm also serves people in the communities in Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Anoka County, Dakota County, Washington County, Scott County, and Carver County.

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952.960.0708

GEISLER LAW, PLLC
7101 York Avenue S., Suite 303
Edina, MN 55435

info@geislerlaw.com





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