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.
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.
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.
Jayne was recently profiled on the Hennepin County Bar Association’s HCBA Connections Blog.
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.
Jen 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. ”
Jayne 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.”
Jayne 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.
Super Lawyers Magazine named both Jayne Sykora and Jen Santini to the 2016 Rising Stars list for the State of Minnesota. This is the third year in a row Jayne and Jen have received this honor.
Rising Stars are 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.
We are delighted to be included on this exclusive list again!
Jayne and Jen along with Epilawg colleagues, Maggie Green and Jamie Held, recently participated as presenters at the 2016 Probate & Trust Law Section Conference with “Practicalities of Retitling Assets and Updating Beneficiary Designations: Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’s of an Estate Plan.” The presentation provided various examples of situations encountered when retitling assets and updating beneficiary designations for clients and providing practical suggestions on how to best overcome various issues that come up.