Stephen E. Otto

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Steve has over 25 years’ experience helping families and individuals understand and make sense out of estate planning and providing businesses with a legal framework for growth.

Steve assists families and individuals complete estate planning instruments such as wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, charitable trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives and estate tax planning. His personal service helps clients provide for their loved ones and assure the orderly transfer of their assets at the time of death.

Steve counsels and assists businesses in many areas, such as business formation, contracts, business succession planning, buy-sell agreements.


  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D. and LLM. In Taxation
  • University of Dallas, B.A.


  • Catholic Charites Planned Giving Committee
  • St. Joan of Arc Finance Committee
  • Past Chair Ramsey County Bar Trusts and Estates Committee
  • Selected as a Minnesota Super Lawyer


  • Family. Steve lives in Saint Paul with his wife Katie. They have three adult children.
  • Golf
  • Walking


  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Twin Cities Trust and Estate Council
  • Licensed to practice law in Minnesota