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Minnesota Gift Tax

Last week the Minnesota Legislature wrapped up its session for 2013 by approving an omnibus tax bill that will have a major impact on Minnesotans looking at gifting as part of their estate planning. By brief way of review, up until last week Minnesota has not had a gift tax.  Federal tax law imposes a… Read more »

An Overview of the Probate Process in Minnesota

Probate is the legal process by which a deceased person’s property, known as the “estate,” is passed to his or her heirs and/or devisees (people named in the will) after his or her death. Property which the decedent owned individually, items payable to the decedent or to his or her estate must pass through probate… Read more »

Murder by Health Care Directive?

We encourage all our clients to prepare Health Care Directives appointing someone to make healthcare or medical treatment decisions for them in the event of incapacity. We also advise them to appoint only trusted persons in such a role, since this is a tremendous responsibility. Spouses and children are often the appointed agents; however, the… Read more »

Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare)

Legal Analysis: Surprise, Supreme Court upholds Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) On June 28, 2012, in a move that surprised legal scholars the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in a five to four decision upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama. Contrary to… Read more »

Supreme Court Orders New Trial

The Minnesota Supreme Court overturned the conviction and ordered a new trial for a mother suspected of killing her child. The Court’s decision was based upon the prosecutors attempt to prevent a medical examiner from testifying for the defense. Read more below.


Hero, Jorstad & Jacobsen Law Firm, P.A. are hosting an open house on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at our main office at 507 Division Street S. in Northfield, Minnesota. Please feel free to stop in and meet Mike Hero, Steve Jorstad, David Jacobsen & Shannon Schaefer.

Welcome to HJJ Law Firm!

Over the last couple of months we have been setting up the opening our new law firm Hero, Jorstad & Jacobsen Law Firm, P.A.  We want to welcome all visitors to our website.  We are excited to bring our collective talents together to provide our valued clients with quality legal representation.  Our website is designed… Read more »