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Susan Link Quoted in Star Tribune Article on Minnesota Wills for Heroes

August 12, 2014

Susan Link, head of Maslon's Estate Planning Group, was quoted in an August 7, 2014, Star Tribune article called "Minnesota will-planning program offers peace officers some peace of mind." Since its inception in 2007, Susan has served as the program director of the Minnesota State Bar Association's Wills for Heroes program, which provides first responders and their spouses assistance in preparing wills and other estate planning documents at no charge.

"Even officers with few assets can use legal help, if only to pick a beneficiary and set up their medical directive," Susan shares. "There's always something we can help them with, and we're happy to do it."

Described in the article as "the legal community's way of taking care of the people who take care of Minnesota," the Minnesota Wills for Heroes program has helped more than "8,958 first responders (law-enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, correction officers) and their spouses, to date." "Every week," the article reports, "attorneys and volunteers from the MSBA head out to police and fire stations around the state, armed with stacks of estate documents, spreadsheets and thousands of dollars' worth of legal advice."

To read the full article online, go to: Star Tribune "Minnesota will-planning program offers peace officers some peace of mind."

Susan Link is the head of Maslon's Estate Planning Group and practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, and trust administration. She works closely with families to plan the disposition of their assets, both during lifetime and at death, and to accomplish the optimal estate and gift tax planning for clients through wills, trusts, and other instruments. Susan routinely drafts estate plans that include disclaimer planning and credit shelter plans, in addition to drafting and implementing charitable lead trusts, charitable remainder trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, irrevocable insurance trusts, minors' trusts, antenuptial agreements, and postnuptial agreements. She is regularly involved in the analysis and issues of lifetime gifting programs, estate tax planning, and generation-skipping issues.


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