University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1998, Cum Laude

St. Olaf College B.A., 1995, Magna Cum Laude
 - Phi Beta Kappa 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Tax Court 
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Drew Baese is a member of the Estate Planning and Administration section and focuses his practice in estate planning, including:

  • Assisting individuals in drafting wills and trusts
  • Administering trusts and estates
  • Preparing related federal income and estate tax returns
  • Litigating trust and estate disputes

He has testified numerous times before various Minnesota House and Senate committees in support of various Probate and Trust section bills, and he is a frequent lecturer on topics including retirement plan distributions, drafting the disclaimer revocable trust, the probate process and drafting will and trust documents.

Prior to joining Briggs, Drew was an associate with another law firm where he concentrated his practice in the area of estate planning. He joined Briggs in 2001.

Honors & Awards

  • Rising Star, Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association

Professional Affiliations

Minnesota State Bar Association

  • Probate and Trust Section Council, Chair, 2014-2015
  • Probate and Trust Section Council, Vice Chair, 2013-2014
  • Probate and Trust Section Council, Secretary, 2011-2012
  • Probate and Trust Section Legislative Committee, Member & Co-Chair, 2010-2014

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services Member, Board of Directors

American Bar Association, Member

Storefront Group, Former Member, Board of Directors