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Crayne Joins Spencer Fane Minneapolis Office as Partner in Estate Planning and Trusts

August 7, 2019

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Ryan Crayne, partner in the Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates practice in the Minneapolis office.

Crayne’s practice focuses on helping clients of all sizes craft effective estate plans that account for immediate needs while keeping an equal focus on protecting wealth and assets into the future. He approaches each situation looking to account for all eventualities by developing a deep understanding of a client’s needs and developing creative solutions under often difficult or uncomfortable situations.

Crayne represents clients in the areas of trusts and estates and taxation, with deep experience in both transactional and litigation settings. This includes estate and gift planning through will-based and trust-based plans; life insurance planning and premium financed transactions; asset protection; estate and trust administration; charitable giving; business succession; income tax planning; retirement benefits; litigated trust, estate and tax matters; elder law; disability and special needs planning; education planning; and family limited partnerships, family limited liability partnerships, family limited liability companies and family corporations.

Additionally, Crayne is a CPA.

“As our office continues to grow, Ryan helps support an identified need for clients in this market,” said Donald G. Heeman, Managing partner for Spencer Fane in Minneapolis. “Spencer Fane strives to provide the high level of legal service our clients expect and deserve, and his well-earned reputation for estate planning and trust work will be a strong asset.”

Crayne completed his undergraduate education at the University of South Dakota and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School. He is admitted to 10 state bars, including Minnesota, Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wisconsin and North Dakota.

Spencer Fane now has eight attorneys in its Minneapolis office, which opened in January of this year. The expansion into the market comes on the heels of back-to-back years of over 20% revenue growth for the firm and a first-time inclusion in the Am Law 200.