Dedicated to providing clients with quality service, drawing on over three decades of experience in estate planning and related practice areas.
Ronald M. Otten practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, trust administration, business succession planning, charitable giving, medicaid planning and real estate. Since these practice areas have many sub-categories that cross over into other practice areas, he works closely with other firm attorneys to meet the legal needs of our clients.
Ron has a strong belief in client service. His experience, spanning more than three decades, ranges from the representation of individual clients in simple estate planning matters to the advising of family businesses with complex succession and tax issues. No matter the nature of the issue, Ron applies the same dedication, intelligence and good humor.
Bachelor of Arts, Moorhead State University, Moorhead, Minnesota
Juris Doctorate, Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
Minnesota State Bar (1983)
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota (1983)
United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals (1997)
United States Supreme Court (1997)
Professional Activities and Memberships:
Minnesota State Bar Association, Trust and Estates Section
Hennepin County Bar Association
Guardianship/Conservatorship Attorney Panel. Fourth Judicial District.
Completed Certified Alternative Dispute Resolution Training Minnesota State Bar (1997)
Past member of American Arbitration Association (AAA)
Past panel arbitrator with the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD)
Completed coursework in advanced charitable giving at William Mitchell College of Law
Completed coursework toward an LL.M in International Taxation from Regent University
National Planned Giving Alum (1986) Robert F. Sharpe & Company
Community Service Activities:
Member of the Resource Development Committee of the Ridgeview Foundation, Waconia, Minnesota
Member of the Development Committee for Opportunity Partners, Minnetonka, Minnesota
Member of Rotary Club, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Other Lifetime Experience
Assistant Blue Earth County Attorney (1988-1990)
Director of Development, Lakeview Foundation, Fairmont, Minnesota (1988-1990)
Operated solo law practice (1990-1995)
Six years as a Hennepin County paramedic.
Four years military service in the U.S. Air Force as a medical corpsman. Received
Outstanding Service Commendation.