Summary

Andrew is a member of Taft's Private Client and Estate Planning practice groups. He assists individuals and families with:

  • Drafting wills and trusts
  • Estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax issues
  • Preparing federal and state income, estate and gift tax returns
  • Probate matters
  • Trust administration and charitable planning

Andrew also provides counsel to business owners and farmers related to succession planning. He advises them on entity structure, wealth transfer techniques and the impact of the Minnesota estate tax deduction for small businesses and farms.

Prior to joining the firm, Andrew worked with a public accounting firm where he concentrated on tax issues related to estate, gift and generation-skipping transfers, as well as income tax issues for high-net worth clients.

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law (2012)
  • University of Minnesota (2008)

    B.S.

Admissions

  • State - Minnesota
  • Federal - District of Minnesota

Speeches and Publications

Publications

"Landmark Minnesota Tax Decision May Provide Tax Savings Opportunity for Trusts," Sept. 24, 2018

"Estate, Gift and Generation Skipping Transfer Tax," Feb. 26, 2018

"Proposed Tax Regulations on Valuing of Family Businesses Face Swirl of Uncertainty," Nov. 18, 2016

"The New Minnesota Trust Code," Jan. 2016

"Opportunities in the Recent Estate and Gift Tax Laws," Hearsay, Feb. 2014

"Estate Planning in 2013: The Time to Act is Now,” MNCPA Footnote, May 2013

Speeches

“Preparing your First Estate Tax Return,” 44th Probate and Trust Law Section Conference, June 5, 2018 and June 11, 2019

“Adventures in Estate Planning,” 78th Annual Tax Institute, Dec. 2, 2018

“Residency Issues Relating to Individuals, Trusts, and Estates,” Minnesota State Bar Association, Dec. 14, 2017

“Minnesota Estate Tax Deduction for Farms and Small Businesses,” 62nd Annual MNCPA Tax Conference, Nov. 15, 2016

“Federal Tax Changes,” Minnesota State Bar Association, March 23, 2016

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association - Tax Section

    Chair, 2017
    Council Member, 2013-2019
    Legislative Committee Chair, 2016, 2018, 2019

  • Minnesota State Bar Association - Probate and Trust Section

    Legislative Committee Member, 2016-2019
    Federal Tax Committee, 2019

  • Minnesota Tax Institute Planning Committee

    Chair, 2017
    Committee Member, 2017-2019

  • National Association of State Bar Tax Sections

    Minnesota Representative, 2018