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Steve Helseth

Practices: Estate Planning, Probate, Business Law and Litigation
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Attorney Steve Helseth assists individuals, families, and business owners in the areas of estate planning, probate, and business succession planning. He works closely with clients to help them accomplish their goals in the most efficient, straightforward manner possible.

Steve’s passion for providing individualized service sets him apart from other attorneys. He listens to his clients to thoroughly understand their goals before providing advice and guidance. In turn, Steve takes the time to make sure his clients understand the details and purpose of all legal documents.

Estate planning clients trust Steve for assistance with wills, trusts, health care directives, power of attorney, charitable gifting, real estate transfers, and protections for the family cabin or business. Discussing options and likely outcomes helps make the process easier for Steve’s clients.

Steve helps clients avoid probate by putting together a solid estate plan. However, for those people who pass away without proper estate planning, Steve helps the family navigate the probate process. Probate can be a difficult experience for families. Steve’s compassion and professionalism help ease those difficulties.

Steve enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and stays active with tennis and golf. He is also involved with several community organizations.


Education

Hamline University School of Law -- St. Paul, Minnesota, J.D., Summa Cum Laude

Winona State University --Winona, Minnesota, B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Past President, Current Member, of the Blaine Ham Lake Rotary Club
  • Director, Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Well-Being
  • Past Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell College of Law
  • President of the Diversified Business Professionals Chapter of BNI
  • Volunteer Attorney with Minnesota Wills for Heroes

Associations and Licenses

  • Anoka County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice in Minnesota

Published Articles and Presentations

  • eBay’s Dilution Disease Gone Viral: Dilution Offers a Breakthrough Vaccine for Tiffany’s Ailing Trademark, 34 Hamline Law Review 107 (2011)
  • The Effectiveness of Interrogations on Psychopaths, Winona State University Psychology Student Journal (2007)

Courses Taught

  • “Trusts and Estates” — William Mitchell College of Law
  • “Understanding Trusts” — Community Education
  • “Keeping the Family Cabin” — Community Education
  • “Write Your Own Will” — Community Education
  • “Write Your Own Health Care Directive” — Community Education
  • “Everything You Need to Know About Estate Planning” — Community Education

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  • "We worked with Steve Helseth on establishing a trust. With his expertise, he guided the process allowing us to personally design the trust to our financial situation. We were very pleased with our end result and with the personal relationship we were able to build with Steve. We highly recommend Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm for estate planning."

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  • "We know that others will be served well by Steve Helseth. We had a great experience working with him on establishing a trust, and we confidently refer family members, neighbors and friends to Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm for legal services."

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  • "I was left with the daunting task of handling my mom's trust after her death. Working with Steve Helseth & Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm made it a smooth and an easy process. Their rates are reasonable and I would recommend them to anyone."

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  • "Steve and his team made the process of estate planning quite painless. There was much to consider. However, they addressed all of our questions and concerns with great ease and professionalism. Many Thanks!"

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  • "Steve Helseth of Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm conducted the probate for my father’s will in Minnesota when I lived out of state. He was responsive to phone calls and e-mails, clear in his instructions, and kept me informed of the nuances of probate and my father’s will in particular, including setting up a trust for my niece. I highly recommend him as an estate planning and business law attorney."

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  • "In the last four years I have reached out to Steve Helseth for assistance with one very complex estate distribution (as I was the Trustee) to set up a will for my wife and I, to help my mother set up her will, and for consultation on another family member’s probate. I have taught for 23 years at a college in the community and have found that Steve Helseth has the heart of a teacher as I always leave his office with all of my questions answered and with a full understanding of the law and all of my options."

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  • "Our experience with Steve Helseth at Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm was wonderfully pleasant. He handled our Estate Planning in a very prompt manner, with compassion and understanding of the urgency of our family's situation. We found Steve and the support staff to be friendly and knowledgeable. Steve was able to put us at ease with understandable terms in response to all of our questions throughout the process, We have highly recommended Steve Helseth for Estate Planning to friends and family members and they too have had very positive experiences."

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  • "My mother's checking/savings account over $50,000 was without beneficiary/Payable On Death, and therefore, in spite of the estate being less than $250,000, probate was required. Steve Helseth and his team provided seamless legal assistance through the estate process with the county (Douglas) in west-central Minnesota."

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  • "Our experience working with Steve and his firm, was simply, reassuring. When dealing with decisions as important and mortal as Will and Estate planning – you want to a build a level of trust and understanding with the people who are crafting your personal succession plan. The time we spent with Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm strengthened our future, and most importantly, our family’s future."

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  • "Initially, we worked with Steve Helseth on our estate plan, and because we had such a great experience working with him, we have utilized Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm for additional legal services."

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  • "We worked with Steve Helseth on establishing a trust. He made a potentially complex task very manageable. He educated us to our choices, engaged us into the process, and allowed us to personally design our plan. Throughout the process, Steve was professional, patient, and a wealth of knowledge. We highly recommend Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm for estate planning."

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  • "We have no hesitation referring family, friends and neighbors to Steve Helseth. We had a great experience working with him on estate planning and know that others will be served well too! We feel absolutely confident in referring others to Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm."

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  • "We feel absolutely confident referring to Steve Helseth for estate planning. We are impressed with his expertise, his ability to explain difficult choices, and his genuine concern for our engagement in the estate planning process. We have complete confidence in Steve and we are so glad that we decided to work with him."

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