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Douglas S. Wolgamot

p (612) 604-6756   f (612) 604-6856 
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2009
St. Olaf College, B.A., Economics, magna cum laude, 2002
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Doug Wolgamot is an attorney with Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., in the Tax, Trusts & Estates practice group. Doug advises high net worth individuals and families on estate, tax and charitable planning, trust and estate administration, probate administration, and estate and trust controversies. Prior to practicing law, Doug worked as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, giving him a unique ability to tailor his clients’ estate plans to help accomplish their financial planning objectives.

Doug focuses on business succession planning and has extensive experience in advising closely held business owners on issues relating to business structuring, ownership succession, wealth transfer planning, and individual estate and tax planning.  Doug routinely consults on:

  • Wealth transfer planning strategies aimed to minimize taxes without giving up control of the company
  • Buy/Sell, Shareholder, Member Control, and Partnership Agreements
  • Formalizing governance and shareholder rights and duties
  • Family employment and ownership issues
  • Goals, timing and structure for transitioning ownership or management of the business
  • Gifting and family sale techniques
  • Planning strategies in preparation for a possible sale
  • State residency planning
  • Asset protection strategies
  • Business continuity issues relating to incapacity and death
  • Protecting the family business when an adult child is getting married
  • Tax efficient trusts
  • Coordinating planning with the client’s existing team of professional advisors
  • Charitable planning
  • Administering estates and trusts following the death of a client
  • Advising clients on estate and trust controversies
  • Estate planning for individuals (non-business owners)
  • Estate planning for special needs individuals
  • Assisting clients with premarital agreements

Bar Admissions

Minnesota, 2009

Articles & Presentations
Panelist. "The 5 Critical Things You Need to Know About Estate Planning, Where Financial Planning and Estate Planning Meet." In-house Presentation. 26 March 2015.

Panelist. “Estate and Succession Planning.” Winthrop & Weinstine Seminar presented in conjunction with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause. Minneapolis, MN. October 2012.

Editorial Advisory Committee Member.  Topics and Trends in Trust and Estate Planning.  Twin Cities Business.  February 2013.

Portability is Here to Stay.  Now What?  MSBA Probate & Trust Law Newsletter.  Spring 2013.

Qtd. Kurschner, Dale. "Successful: Time to Move?" Twin Cities Business. July 2013.

Qtd. Gordon, Jack. "Will You Be My Trustee?" Twin Cities Business. July 2013.

Press Releases

Honors & Awards
  • Minnesota Rising Stars, Super Lawyers®, 2016-2017
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