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Sandra J. Martin

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University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1980
Neuchatel Junior College, Neuchatel, Switzerland
Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, with honors, 1966
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Sandra J. Martin joined Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., in 1984 and is a shareholder practicing in the estate planning, probate and trust law areas of the firm. Since graduating from law school in 1980, Sandra has practiced extensively with individuals and families in connection with their personal estate planning and has worked with many owners of closely held businesses and independent community bankers in coordinating their estate and business succession planning. She has also represented fiduciaries, including trust companies. Specific areas of experience include:

  • Representing individuals (with estates ranging from small to extremely large, and from simple to very complex) in all aspects of their estate and trust planning.
  • Advising business owners in their estate and business succession planning.
  • Representing individuals and fiduciaries, including trust companies, in court proceedings and before the IRS on estate tax and gift tax matters.
  • Representing individuals and entities in estate and trust administration.
  • Representing individuals and entities in connection with charitable giving, charitable split interest trusts, private foundations, and donor advised funds.

Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 1980

Honors & Awards
  • Ranked as “AV Preeminent” in LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review ratings
  • Super Lawyers®, Minnesota Law & Politics, 1998, 2001-2006
  • Named one of the top 445 lawyers in the State of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, 1998
  • CLE speaker
  • Frequent speaker on a variety of estate and business succession planning topics
  • Awarded an Ontario Scholarship in 1962  
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
    • Probate and Trust Section
  • American Bar Association
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Smead Manufacturing, Hastings, Minnesota
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