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Earl H. Cohen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Edina, MN

Hellmuth & Johnson
8050 West 78th Street
Edina, MN 55439
Phone: 952-460-9242
Fax: 952-941-2337
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2010, 2014 - 2018, 2020 - 2021
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 1973
Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Bankruptcy: Business, Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions
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Attorney Profile

Earl H. Cohen is an attorney with over 45 years of experience. Mr. Cohen serves as of counsel at Hellmuth & Johnson in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and handles matters involving business and corporate law, bankruptcy, collections, creditor remedies, estate planning and farm transition planning. He serves clients throughout the Minneapolis area, providing valuable legal advice and support through each step of the legal process.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Cohen has advised many individuals and businesses across multiple industries on various legal issues. He has been involved in several noteworthy cases, obtaining favorable resolutions through negotiation and litigation. Recognized for his legal knowledge and insights, he has spoken at conferences and seminars on topics including asset protection planning, bankruptcy, insolvency planning and retirement asset planning. He has also appeared in local news media to discuss legal issues.

Mr. Cohen is an active member of his legal community and serves his local community through various leadership positions. He belongs to the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Additionally, he serves with the Financial Planning Association of Minnesota and is chair of Kensington Properties, Inc. 

After graduating with distinction from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree, Mr. Cohen earned his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. He is licensed to practice law before all Minnesota state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the U.S. Tax Court.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Bankruptcy: Business
  • 20%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Mergers & Acquisitions
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Bankruptcy Law, Limited Liability Companies, Business Organizations


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2010, 2014 - 2018, 2020 - 2021

About Earl H. Cohen

First Admitted: 1973, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Minnesota Super Lawyers® list, 2004-2010, 2014-2021
  • Named repeatedly a “Top 40 Trust & Estate Planning and Elder Law Super Lawyer” by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member of the Board of Directors of United Systems Technology, Inc., 1995-2010
  • Chairman of Kensington Properties, Inc., 1978-1987

Educational Background

  • Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, B.S., 1970

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Minnesota State Courts
  • Chair of the Monthly Program Committee
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Financial Planning Association MN Chapter
  • Financial Planning Association (Counsel)
  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota

Industry Groups

  • Financial Planners and their clients; FPA-MN
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Office Location for Earl H. Cohen

8050 West 78th Street
Edina, MN 55439

Phone: 952-460-9242

Fax: 952-941-2337

Last Updated: 7/19/2022

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