Estate Planning Attorney Bob McLeod Joins Briggs

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February 22, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. –  Estate planning attorney Bob McLeod joins Briggs and Morgan’s Trusts and Estates section, bringing more than 20 years of experience counseling clients in the areas of estate planning, probate and fiduciary litigation, and guiding clients through legalities surrounding charitable gifts, wealth preservation and business succession.

McLeod advises clients on estate- and gift-tax planning, and assists clients in drafting, administering or litigating Minnesota trust and probate matters. He prepares wills, trusts and related estate planning documents, including real estate transactions, grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs) and charitable remainder trusts (CRTs) for high net worth individuals and spends a significant amount of time representing clients in the courtroom in uncontested and contested trials, along with basic motion practice, discovery and trial practice, including before the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court.

McLeod is a frequent public speaker on topics surrounding estate planning, probate, trusts, guardianships and conservatorships. Since 1995, he has served as an adjunct professor for trusts and estates law, and estate and gift tax law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He is a fellow of The American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) with experience at a large accounting firm.

Prior to joining Briggs, McLeod collaborated with the Minnesota Legislature on drafting the state’s probate and guardianship law, and assisted in developing the court-approved forms requested by the state for use by attorneys practicing guardianship and conservatorship law. In addition, he wrote and updated Minnesota CLE’s Guardianship and Conservatorship Handbook, and wrote or co-wrote multiple articles for publication in the William Mitchell Law Review, The Monthly Digest of Tax Articles and the Journal of Taxation, among others.

About Briggs and Morgan

Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association, is a trusted name in business law and litigation services. With offices in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, the firm’s attorneys are committed to providing superior client service and sound legal counsel to clients nationwide. Briggs and Morgan ranks among The NLJ 350 as one of the nation’s largest firms and has received numerous accolades, including recognition by Corporate Counsel and top clients as a “Go-To Law Firm®” in the areas of litigation, corporate transactions, corporate governance, and labor and employment. The firm and its attorneys have also been selected for publication in The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA. For more information, visit