Zachary Wiegand

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Burnsville, MN

Gold Leaf Estate Planning, LLC
3000 County Road 42 West, Suite 310
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: 952-658-6503
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

The founder of Gold Leaf Estate Planning, LLC, Zachary Wiegand focuses his practice on estate planning and administration. From the firm's offices in Burnsville, Minnesota, he provides representation to clients throughout Dakota, Ramsey, Washington and Hennepin counties and other parts of the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area. Mr. Wiegand has been admitted to practice before all Minnesota state courts since 2011.

In his estate planning practice, Mr. Wiegand regularly prepares and reviews last wills and testaments, revocable and irrevocable trusts, financial and health care powers of attorney, and advance medical directives. Knowing that there is no one size that fits all, he tailors each plan to the individual needs and objectives of every client, often with the goals of avoiding probate and minimizing state and federal estate taxes. For those of his clients whose loved ones passed away with a valid will in place, Mr. Wiegand guides them through what can often be a lengthy and complex probate process. He provides them, as well as executors, with advice and counsel on the tax returns and other forms that have to be filed and with respect to the payment of creditors' claims and the ultimate distribution of the estate's assets to their rightful beneficiaries. The high quality of his work has earned Mr. Wiegand a great deal of recognition from his fellow members of the bar, including a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Wiegand attended Norwich University in Vermont, where he was a member of the school's varsity ice hockey team before receiving a Bachelor of Arts in history magna cum laude in 2006. He then pursued his legal education at what was then known as William Mitchell College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2010.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021

About Zachary Wiegand

Admitted: 2011, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.goldleafestateplan.com/attorney/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Wills for Heroes, Minnesota, Volunteers
  • Shattuck-St. Mary’s School Foundation, Board of Directors
  • WealthCounsel, Member

Honors/Awards

  • Dean’s List honors, William Mitchell College of Law
  • William Mitchell College of Law - Student Award of Merit Finalist
  • Agnes Dineen Scholar-Athlete Award 
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer - Rising Stars List, 2017-2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Dakota County Bar Association
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals, Member 
  • Twin Cities Estate Planning Council, Member
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association’s Probate & Trust Law Section, the Minnesota Planned Giving Council, and Wealth Counsel, Member

Educational Background

  • Norwich University, magna cum laude, in history, B.A, 2006
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Office Location for Zachary Wiegand

3000 County Road 42 West
Suite 310
Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-658-6503

Last Updated: 1/22/2021

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