Michael J. Patchin, Partner

Transaction Law, Estate Planning and Probate, Real Estate Law, Business and Corporations, Municipal and Public Sector Law

Assisted multiple generations of Northern Minnesota families with estate and succession planning, including:

  • Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives and titling of assets.
  • Helping clients plan for long-term care and nursing home expenses.
  • Represented many individuals and companies in connection with real estate transactions, including land purchases, sales, mortgages and other conveyances.

With over 30 years of experience, Mike Patchin has helped hundreds of Northern Minnesota families plan for the future. Oftentimes, securely and cost-effectively preserving assets for loved ones is of greatest concern. Sometimes a sudden life change – the death of a loved one, a parent needs to enter a nursing home, a serious health issue – requires an immediate, well-informed plan of action to navigate the legal process.

"People want to protect their assets for themselves and their loved ones." - Attorney Michael Patchin.

Mr. Patchin's goal is to assist clients in establishing an estate plan that:

  • Assures that the intended recipients receive their proper share.
  • Reduces or eliminates liability for payment of nursing home expenses and taxes.
  • Avoids unnecessary probate costs and other expenses and delays involved with the distribution of the client's assets.
  • Minimizes the attorney's fees and costs in preparing the estate planning documents and implementing the estate plan.

Mr. Patchin is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and a member of the Elder Law Section and Real Property Sections of the Minnesota State Bar Association.


University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude, 1976; University of Minnesota, B.S. in Business with high distinction, 1973.

Bar Admissions

1976, Minnesota State Bar Association.


Michael J. Patchin


For more information, please contact us today at 218-741-4500.