Overview

Sarah Armstrong helps clients manage trusts and estates issues. She represents high net worth individuals, trustees, beneficiaries and fiduciaries and philanthropists.
She assists clients by:
  • Reviewing, analyzing, designing and implementing estate planning techniques for high net worth individuals, including developing tax-planning strategies and preparing wills, trust agreements and related documents to implement the estate design
  • Representing individual and corporate trustees in the administration of trusts and estates
  • Representing trustees in matters relating to fiduciary duties and powers, proper investments, and interpretation of trust agreements and wills
  • Administering and distributing complex estates and trusts
  • Preparing federal and state estate tax returns, federal and state individual and fiduciary income tax returns, and federal gift tax returns
  • Representing beneficiaries and fiduciaries of estates and trusts with respect to protection of their beneficial interests and proper conduct of fiduciaries
  • Representing individuals in connection with charitable giving, including formation of family foundations
  • Representing individual clients in connection with asset protection planning, including formation of trusts, implementation and administration of gifting programs, and titling of assets
  • Representing high net worth individuals in the negotiation, drafting and execution of antenuptial agreements

Services & Industries

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota
Wisconsin

Education

Yale Law School
J.D. (2000)

St. Olaf College
B.A. summa cum laude (1992)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Probate and Trust Law Section

Honors

  • Phi Beta Kappa
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