Best & Flanagan


William R. Asp


William R. Asp is the chair of Best & Flanagan’s Private Wealth Planning section. His practice includes estate planning, estate administration, trust administration and estate and trust litigation for a wide range of clients including both individuals and families. Bill is a frequent speaker on various estate planning topics, a co-author of the Minnesota CLE Estate Administration Deskbook, and has been named a “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters.

Bill is active in the community, currently serving as a board member of Reach Out and Read Minnesota, Inc., a nonprofit organization that prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.

Prior to joining Best & Flanagan, Bill was a law clerk for the Legislation Committee of the Probate & Trust section of the Minnesota Bar Association.




  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • St. John's University, B.A.

Practice Areas


  • Families & Estates


  • State of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin Country Bar Association
  • American Bar Association