Exploring The New Minnesota Trust Code

By: Christopher Burns | Minnesota Lawyer | July 17, 2015
Wills & Trusts Agreements

The Minnesota Legislature recently enacted a new Minnesota Trust Code, with the assistance of a committee chaired by Chris Hunt of Fredrikson & Byron. The committee spent about 3,500 hours—yes, you read that right—over 4 and ½ years preparing the bill.

Christopher Burns, attorney and Chair of the Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Group at Henson Efron, P.A., summarized the questions and answers from his conversation with Chris Hunt in a MN Lawyer article published June 22.

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