Steven K. Orloff


Minneapolis Lawyer Steve Orloff

Steven K. Orloff


Co-Chair, Wealth Planning, Administration, and Fiduciary Disputes Group
Minneapolis Lawyer Steve Orloff


Steven K. Orloff is an attorney and advisor who helps individuals and family business owners define and steward their legacy. An experienced tax accountant as well as a seasoned estate and trust lawyer and litigator, Steve has an in-depth understanding of the complicated system of laws and regulations that control end-of-life wealth distribution.  He uses that knowledge to create thoughtful, strategic estate plans that preserve asset value and fulfill client wishes.

Steve has significant experience handling the complex problems that can accompany succession planning in a family business. Adept at guiding clients through the estate, tax, and corporate issues involved in succession planning, Steve also understands the sensitivities involved in a multigenerational family business.  The consistent attention and practical advice he gives clients often serves to defuse tensions and avoid conflicts. When disputes do occur, Steve is an effective, persuasive litigator whose extensive subject matter proficiency gives clients and client teams a distinct advantage.

Steve brings the same commitment to excellence that distinguishes his representation of trust and estate clients to various community leadership roles. He has served on the Executive Board of the Jewish Day School and as Treasurer of Shalom Alliance, a not-for-profit organization that provides care services for older adults. He also supports the firm’s representation of people injured by medical malpractice by creating settlement plans crafted to help these most vulnerable clients receive the lifelong care they need.  

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (2024 edition)
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • Drake University Law School, J.D. (1991)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.B.A., Accounting
  • Fighting Over the Family Jewels 7 Red Flags
    Schechter Dokken Kanter, Minneapolis, Minnesota (February 9, 2017)


Links to full publications and news releases.


Summer 2020
The Brave New World of Virtual Notarization
Steven Orloff, Manleen Singh - The Robins Kaplan Spotlight, Vol. 5, No. 2
Summer 2019
Winter 2018
‘Tis The Season To Give (Less to the IRS)
The Robins Kaplan Spotlight, Vol. 3, No. 4
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