06.16.2016 Written by: Henningson & Snoxell, Ltd.
Henningson & Snoxell Ltd. estate planning attorney Susan T. Peterson and senior civil litigation attorney Mark V. Steffenson represented the guardians ad litem for a minor heir in a recent Estate in Goodhue County, Minnesota, Probate Court. The decedent’s spouse and a co-fiduciary were appointed as special administrators to deal with issues relating to various parcels of real property and businesses caused by the decedent’s unexpected death. Henningson & Snoxell petitioned the Court for a Temporary Restraining Order against the special administrators after a series of events evidenced their inability to administer the Estate. The Court granted the Temporary Restraining Order against the special administrators and prohibited them from interfering with contracts, liquidating, selling transferring or disposing of estate assets.
Susan, a shareholder in the firm, is a seasoned estate planning attorney and Chair of the firm’s Estate Planning Department. Susan focuses her practice in the areas of Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Probate and Estate Administration, and Elder Law. She has been selected for inclusion in Minnesota Super Lawyers(r) – Rising Star Editions, 2009-2010 and 2012. Susan is admitted to practice in all Minnesota state and federal courts, the U.S. District Court of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mark, a shareholder in the firm, is an experienced business and commercial litigation attorney and Chair of the firm’s Litigation department. He focuses his practice in the areas of Business and Commercial Law, Employment Law, Directors’ and Officers’ Liability, Litigation and Appeals, and Shareholders’ Rights. Minnesota Law & Politics magazine has repeatedly named Mark a Super Lawyer, a designation reserved for only five percent of the total lawyers in the state. He has also received an AV(r) Preeminent Peer Review Rating in the distinguished legal directory, Martindale-Hubbell AV(r).* Mark is admitted to practice in all Minnesota state courts, the U.S. District Court of Minnesota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
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