Best & Flanagan


Private Wealth Planning: Estate & Fiduciary Litigation

Best & Flanagan represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in every aspect of estate and trust-related litigation. We have successfully resolved a broad spectrum of disputes, a sampling of which includes:

  • Will and trust contests
  • Ownership disputes
  • Creditor disputes
  • Estate and gift tax disputes
  • Breach of fiduciary duty and fee controversies

In addition, we have effectively resolved a variety of other estate and fiduciary-related disputes, including those pertaining to the:

  •  Exercise of voting power in proxy fights
  • Allocation of estate and generation-skipping transfer tax liability among beneficiaries
  • Funding of sub-trusts
  • Propriety of selling assets
  • Capacity, undue influence and fraud

Our litigators have successfully advocated our clients’ rights in district court, the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court. As with other types of litigation, estate and fiduciary litigation can be a costly means to resolution. When it is in our clients’ best interests to do so, we guide both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in the use of alternative dispute resolution procedures.