CLE: Focusing on the Key Forms to Plan an Estate

December 11th, 2017

Jayne and Jen are participating in two panel discussions today as part of Minnesota Continuing Legal Education’s Estate and Trust Half Day Seminars. The morning session focuses on the key forms to include in an estate plan and discusses the Maritalized Family Trust Will and the Maritalized Revocable Trust along with colleagues Michael Sampson and J. Steve Nys. The afternoon session is a panel discussion along with colleague, Ruthanne Hedstrom Vos, examining other key forms in the estate plan including Powers of Attorney, Beneficiary Designations including the Revocable Trust for Retirement Plan Benefits form, Health Care Directives, and the pros and cons of retitling assets when using a Revocable Trust.

Super Lawyers Magazine names Sykora & Santini as Rising Stars

July 5th, 2017

Super Lawyers Magazine named both Jayne and Jen to the 2017 Rising Stars list for the State of Minnesota. Rising Star is an honor that is limited to no more than 2.5 percent of qualifying attorneys. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process in which peer nomination and evaluations are combined with third party research.  Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.

2017 Probate & Trust Law Section Conference

July 5th, 2017

Jayne recently participated in a panel discussion titled “Unsuspecting Probate Issues – Lessons Learned in Probate Administrations” at the 2017 Probate and Trust Law Section Conference held in St Paul. Jayne, along with colleagues Maggie Green and Jamie Held, discussed strategies for handling unsuspecting and unique problems that can arise in the course of probate administration. Jen contributed to the written materials for the presentation.

New Office Open House!

May 31st, 2017

Thanks to all who came out to celebrate Sykora & Santini’s New Office Openhouse. It was a great event at our new location! Thanks to everyone for their support.

The Complete Estate Planning Lawyer

March 13th, 2017

Jayne and Jen will be leading a presentation on real estate matters for the estate planning and probate attorney as part of Minnesota CLE’s upcoming  “The Complete Estate Planning Lawyer” seminar.





HCBA Connections

March 13th, 2017

Jayne was recently profiled on the Hennepin County Bar Association’s HCBA Connections Blog.






Sykora & Santini is Moving!

December 9th, 2016

We are excited to announce that Sykora & Santini PLLP is moving to the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. Beginning December 12, 2016, our office will be on the top floor of the Colonial Warehouse building located at 212 3rd Avenue N, Suite 504, Minneapolis, MN 55401.


What Matters Most 2016 in Trusts & Estates Practice

October 12th, 2016

143717_brochureJen recently gave a presentation titled “Compassion for Your Clients and Respect for the Role We Play in People’s Lives as Their Attorneys” as part of Minnesota CLE’s “What Matters Most 2016 in Trusts & Estates Practice.



2016 Strategic Solutions for Solo & Small Firms

September 6th, 2016

Solo Small JpegJayne and Jen each recently led presentations during this year’s 2016 Strategic Solutions for Solo & Small Firms conference organized by Minnesota CLE. Jayne gave a talk on “Understanding and Using Healthcare Directives and Powers of Attorney,” and Jen on “How to Use Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts – Plus a Word About the Recent Amendment to the Uniform Trust Act.”

Anatomy of a Maritalized Family Trust Will

August 1st, 2016

138917_brochureJayne and Jen recently participated in a panel discussion outlining the “Anatomy of a Maritalized Family Trust Will.” Jayne and Jen, along with colleagues, who are all authors and editors of the Drafting Wills and Trust Agreements Deskbook, discussed how to use one of the most important clauses in one of the most comprehensive estate planning forms in the Deskbook.