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Daniel J. Steinhagen

Daniel J. Steinhagen


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Practice Areas:

  • Probate
  • Elder Law


Dan Steinhagen has been a probate and elder law attorney for over 36 years. He has helped hundreds of clients with estate plans and estate administrations. When possible, he helps clients avoid probate entirely. In addition, Dan is  recognized as one of the Minnesota's most experienced guardianship and conservatorship attorneys, having handled over 1000 cases. He is often called upon to present lectures and seminars to attorneys, guardians, conservators, and social workers. His probate and elder law experience includes:

  • Drafting over 1000 Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Healthcare Directives
  • Assisting clients with over 600 estate adminstration proceedings
  • Establishing over 1000 guardianships and conservatorships
  • Counseling clients on avoiding probate and minimizing estate taxes
  • Preparing Transfer of Death Deeds
In recognition of his experience in the areas of probate and elder law, Dan was designated by his peers as a "Super Lawyer", chosen as Hennepin County Bar Association Probate and Elder Law Section Chair, twice elected President of the Minnesota Association of Guardianship and Conservatorship, and selected to serve on the MSBA Elder Law Section Governing Council. Dan is also a Martindale-Hubbell AV rated attorney.  



  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • 1986

Bar Admission

  • Minnesota, 1986


  • Super Lawyer
  • AV Rated Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell

Classes & Seminars

  • Volunteers of America- guardian/conservator training, Instructor
  • When and How to Use a Professional Fiduciary, 2012 Minnesota Probate and Trust Law Conference
  • Conservator Transactions Related to Real Estate, 2012 Minnesota CLE
  • Contributing author, 2004 Minnesota Elder Law Handbook
  • Fiduciary Theft, 2004 National Guardianship Conference
  • Legal Tools for Disabled Persons and Their Families, 2003 Health Education Networks, LLC
  • Petitioning Process Under Uniform Guardianship and Protected Person Act, 2003 MAGiC Conference
  • Managing Guardianship/Conservatorship Real Estate, 2000 MILE CLE
  • National Trends in Conservatorship/Guardianship Law, 1997 MILE CLE
  • Introduction to Guardianship/Conservatorship Proceedings, 1996 MILE CLE
  • ARC Seminars
  • Alzheimer’s Association Seminars
  • Hennepin County Care Giver Support Group—Presenter

Professional Associations

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Association of Guardianship and Conservatorship (MAGiC)
  • National Guardianship Association
  • MSBA Elder Law Section Governing Council
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Probate and Estate Law Section, Chair
  • Minnesota Association of Guardianship and Conservatorship, Past President