Craig Howse

Craig Howse

Craig Howse practices primarily in the areas of Business Law and Estate Planning.

Craig has represented and counseled numerous family businesses in both their business and commercial matters as well in their business succession planning. He appreciates and enjoys the dynamics of business, and particularly the multi-generational aspects of family businesses. His background and experience gives him the ability to weave both business and estate planning into workable solutions for his clients to preserve the family business and family relationships while minimizing or eliminating the estate tax consequences of succession planning.

Craig has also worked on numerous commercial transactions ranging from the acquisition of downtown office buildings and hotels to development properties. His background in accounting provides him a strong perspective on finance and business and is a unique advantage to clients. Craig has also represented many non-profit organizations in organizational and transactional matters. He understands the integration of mission and operation and enjoys furthering the objectives of ministries through legal counsel.

As part of his transactional practice, Craig has significant experience in representing clients before governmental boards and commissions on zoning and land use applications. This included representing clients on land use issues in State and Federal Court. Craig has prosecuted and defended these cases in MN State and Federal District Court, the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and the Minnesota Supreme Court, as well as MN Tax Court.

Areas of practice include:

  • Business Law
  • Commercial Transactions and Acquisitions of Real Estate and Businesses
  • Financing, Sales and Acquisitions
  • Estate planning/Succession planning
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Estate Preservation
  • Estate Administration

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William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1990, J.D., Honors; cum laude

Northwestern College, 1986, B.S. Accounting, Honors; cum laude