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Darlene M. Cobian

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Local Address: St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Briggs and Morgan , P.A.
2200 IDS Center 80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis , Minnesota 55402
United States

Company Description: Briggs is a leading Midwest law firm with more than 160 attorneys with two offices in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Founded in 1882, the firm represents the...   more

Employment History

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  • St Paul , MN
  • B.A. , Hate Speech After R.A.V.
    Moorhead State University
  • B.A. , summa cum laude
    Moorhead State University
  • law degree , magna cum laude
    William Mitchell College of Law
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Darlene M. Cobian, Vice-Chair, Estate Planning and Administration Section
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Based in our St. Paul office, Darlene is a member of the Estate Planning and Administration Section. She practices principally in the areas of:
Darlene assists multi-generational families with high and ultra-high net worths address complex estate and tax issues. For many years, Darlene has helped families and their advisors structure estate plans that accomplish the multiple issues affecting these families. For example:
The relationships Darlene builds with clients yield great confidence, allowing families to share their most confidential information and concerns. As a member of Briggs' Estate Planning and Administration team, which boasts more than a 125-year history of counseling Minnesota's most notable families, Darlene can consult with other senior attorneys (an invaluable resource to clients).
Some of the specific planning activities in which Darlene is engaged are: wills, revocable trusts, generation-skipping trusts, family partnerships and other family business succession and estate planning techniques to preserve assets and minimize taxes. Her practice includes estate administration, trust administration and preparation of related federal and state income and estate tax returns. She works with clients to identify and prioritize their goals, and implement estate planning techniques to carry out those goals. She also advises individuals and nonprofit organizations on donor gift techniques and nonprofit corporate and tax issues.
Darlene is admitted to practice before the Minnesota and Wisconsin state courts. She is a member of the Ramsey County, Minnesota State and American Bar associations. In addition, Darlene is a member of the Probate and Trust Law and Taxation sections of the local, state, and national bar associations and a member of Minnesota Women Lawyers. She has been named a "Super Lawyer" by Minnesota Super Lawyers. Darlene is a member of the board of directors for Gillette Children's Hospital Foundation and the Minnesota State University Moorhead's Alumni Foundation. She is also involved with St. Paul Rotary.
Darlene is a frequent lecturer on topics associated with estate planning, tax-exempt organizations and charitable gifts. She has authored numerous educational articles on these topics.
Darlene received her B.A. summa cum laude from Moorhead State University and her law degree magna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law. Darlene was a probate registrar and clerk of court in North Dakota before joining Briggs in 1992.
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Darlene M. Cobian (#234795) Attorney for Applicant Briggs and Morgan, P.A. 332 Minnesota St., #W2200 St. Paul, MN 55101 Telephone: 651-808-6597 Fax: 651-808-6450
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