About the Firm

Focusing on What Matters

Your loved ones. Your wishes and goals. Your security. Your future.

The Law Office of Amy Kuronen, PLLC, focuses on Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law.

Solid planning and effective legal representation in these areas will benefit you – and those whom you care most about – now and for years into the future.

Estate Planning and Probate

Planning to Achieve Your Goals

Careful planning assures that your wishes will be carried out, in the way that you think best. Effective estate planning resolves two concerns that many of us share:

How can I best provide for the well being of my loved ones when I am no longer here?

What can I do now to assure that my assets are properly handled following my death?

For each client, estate planning sets up the mechanisms to efficiently transfer your property to the people and/or organizations that you designate. For clients with young children or a loved one with a disability, estate planning names someone to be responsible for their care. Depending on your circumstances, estate planning may involve putting strategies in place to avoid probate, protect assets, and minimize taxes.

Estate planning also includes giving directions regarding your finances and medical care in the event that, due to accident or illness, you become unable to make or express decisions on your own behalf.

Client situations are unique. Estate planning options are numerous and, at times, complex. To develop a customized estate plan appropriate for you, we will discuss your circumstances, needs, and wishes. After thoroughly reviewing the various options, I will recommend a plan and draft the documents necessary to achieve your goals.

Probate & Trust Administration

Efficient legal representation eases the burden of estate administration.

After someone passes away, certain legal steps must be followed to transfer assets and to otherwise wind up that person’s affairs. If you have been named as a Personal Representative or are otherwise responsible, you may be unsure of what, exactly, you’re supposed to do to probate the estate.

From filing the initial paperwork to closing the estate, I am available to help you administer an estate of any size or complexity. I will represent you with diligence, efficiency, and compassion.

The Law Office of Amy Kuronen, PLLC, works with clients in the following matters:

Elder Law

Preparing for Your Future

Solid legal counsel eases your concerns and resolves your uncertainties.

Clients seeking an Elder Law attorney are often facing significant life changes, many of which have long-range financial implications. With competent and timely legal advice, you can take steps now to best provide for your future needs while possibly preserving assets for your loved ones.

The Law Office of Amy Kuronen, PLLC, represents clients in the following matters:

Commitments to My Clients

Competence, Value, and Exceptional Service

You have many choices when you hire a lawyer. Be choosy. I welcome your high expectations.

Your attorney’s advice is the key to your peace of mind and your satisfaction with the plans you are putting in place for your future security and the ongoing well-being of your loved ones. You should be confident that the attorney you hire has the required experience and skills to handle your particular concerns. Your attorney should make you feel comfortable discussing all of your concerns and asking any questions you may have.

Equally as important to your satisfaction is the quality of customer service that the firm offers. Exceptional client service is a distinguishing feature of my law firm. I greatly value my clients and the trust that they place in me. My commitment to exceptional client service – every day, for every client – reflects that. I offer complimentary, half-hour consultations so you may determine if you would like to work with me.

Once retained, I make the following commitments:

Knowledgable Representation

By concentrating my practice on Estate Planning, Probate, and Elder Law, I can leverage my professional experience, skills and interests to effectively represent clients. By focusing my practice, I am able to remain fully informed and up-to-date on changes and trends relevant to my clients’ needs.If you have questions about another area of the law, I would be pleased to refer you to a colleague.

Value

Current technology provides small law firms with access to various resources and services which, even ten years ago, were cost-effective only for larger law practices. By using technological advances, I am able to offer efficient, high-quality legal services at a reasonable charge.

Effective Communication

You want an attorney who really listens and who understands your concerns. You want answers to your legal questions. You want to know about the options available to meet your needs. You want greater certainty and few surprises with the legal process.

In short – you want good communication with your lawyer. When retained, I commit to:

  • Discuss your concerns thoroughly
  • Identify your goals with specificity
  • Describe options, strategies, and legal procedures clearly
  • Respond to your questions promptly
  • Provide updates regularly

Convenience and Flexibility

I provide both in-person and virtual appointments. If you prefer to meet in person, my firm offers a secure, confidential meeting space, outside of downtown Duluth, with convenient access to free parking. I am also pleased to make home, hospital, and nursing home appointments for clients unable to travel.

Evening and weekend appointments are available to accommodate your schedule.

I work with clients throughout northeastern Minnesota – Duluth, Hermantown, Proctor, Cloquet, Esko, Carlton, Grand Rapids, the North Shore including Two Harbors, Silver Bay, and Grand Marais, and the Iron Range including Hibbing, Virginia, and Ely.

Attorney Profile

Experience Matters

Headshot of Amy KuronenA native of southern Minnesota, I moved north and settled, happily, in Duluth following graduation from law school. For more than 25 years now, I have loved living and working in Duluth.

My experience includes both public and private law practice, and I have also worked in banking as a trust officer. While in banking, I went back to school to increase my understanding of investments, tax issues, and other personal financial matters. Altogether, my professional experience in estate planning, wealth management, trust administration, and probate exceeds15 years.

Now, my focus is helping clients define, plan and prepare to achieve their vision of the future – both for themselves and for their loved ones. On a daily basis, I work closely with clients who are at different stages of their lives. My clients have unique combinations of circumstances, concerns, and priorities – saving for college, preparing for retirement, moving on after a divorce, leaving a legacy for loved ones, to name just a few. Among all the possible scenarios, the one constant is the need for careful planning.

I consider it a privilege when clients entrust me with the planning to provide for their future security and the well-being of those who matter most.

A few final details:

Education:

  • St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, BA in English
  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, JD with honors
  • College for Financial Planning, Certified Financial Planner(r) designation

Professional Associations:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association – Member of Probate & Trust and Elder Law Sections
  • 11th District Bar Association – Member; Past Board President
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers – Member
  • Arrowhead Estate Planning Council – Member

Community Involvement:

  • The Depot Foundation – Current Board Member
  • Duluth Library Foundation – Current Board President
  • Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation – Past Board Member and Board Vice President
  • Animal Allies Humane Society – Past Board Member and Board President; Past Capital Campaign Committee Member
  • First Witness Child Abuse Resource Center – Past Board Member

Contact

PO Box 3459
Duluth, MN 55803

Phone: 218-293-7334
Fax: 218-277-5413

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