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Representing Guardians and Conservators in Minnesota and Nationwide

Whether you are starting as a new guardian or conservator, or you are currently facing a potential dispute in one of those roles, our dedicated legal counselors are here to guide you. You can trust us to protect your best interests and turn to us with any question, concern, or legal issue that may arise.

Understanding Your Role as a Guardian or Conservator

As a guardian, called a “guardian of the person” in some states, it is your responsibility to make all major decisions on behalf of a minor or incapacitated adult. These decisions involve schooling, healthcare, day-to-day needs, and more. As a conservator, or “guardian of the estate” in some states, your role is to make legal and financial decisions for your "ward" or "conservatee".

In either role, you face legal requirements including annual filings and related paperwork, accounting, and maintenance hearings in court. You also face the possibilities of contentious issues, including disputes over money, choice of representative, and the necessity for the guardianship or conservatorship itself.

Why Work With an Attorney at Robins Kaplan?

Although some of the required work can be handled via online accounting systems and filing options, going it alone in this role often means taking risks you may not be comfortable with or know much about.

As your dedicated advocacy team, our wealth planning and administration attorneys are here to provide you with support and guidance to help you find success as a guardian or conservator. By working with us, you will gain access to a wealth of:

  • Knowledge. We have a depth and breadth of knowledge in this field. We understand the relevant laws at work and how they affect your role. By tapping into our knowledgebase, you gain access to adept and accurate representation for proper preparation of your annual filings, reports, and hearings.

  • Advocacy. We are dedicated advisors and strong counselors. We are adept at navigating even the most complex emotional issues that arise during a guardianship or conservatorship.

  • Results. At Robins Kaplan, our attorneys have a national reputation for excellence when it comes to seeing cases through to resolution. Unlike many litigation-first firms, though, we try to work ourselves out of a job when contested matters arise. How do we do this? By making every effort to resolve disputes out of court. Should that ever fail, our trial lawyers are steadfast in litigating on your behalf, ensuring we are positioned always to bring matters to court.

Do You Have Concerns About a Guardianship or Conservatorship?

Our guardianship and conservatorship attorneys have extensive experience representing conservators to assure a protected person’s assets are not wasted or lost. The sooner you find answers to your questions and gain a strong advocate by your side when legal issues arise, the better position you will have going forward.

To learn more, please call us at 800.553.9910 (toll-free) or use the contact form above.

Denise S. Rahne


Co-Chair, Wealth Planning, Administration, and Fiduciary Disputes Group

Anthony A. Froio


Managing Partner
Chair of Executive Board

Brendan V. Johnson


Member of Executive Board
Chair, National Business Litigation Group
Co-Chair, Government and Internal Investigations Group

Steven K. Orloff


Co-Chair, Wealth Planning, Administration, and Fiduciary Disputes Group

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