Name: Peter Hendricks
Phone Number: (952) 925-4147
Legal Assistant: Heather Graham
Focus Areas: Estate planning; personal estate plans to distribute assets and minimize taxes/post-death administrative expenses; probate and trust administration; supplemental and special needs trusts for children and individuals with disabilities; Medical Assistance (Medicaid) post-death estate recovery claims.
Education: JD – William Mitchell College of Law. BA – Political Science from the University of California, Irvine.
Community Involvement: Minnesota and Ramsey County Bar Associations; Randolph Heights Elementary School PTA Treasurer, 2014 to 2016; Ramsey County Charter Commission, 2008 to 2014; Budget Finance Advisory Committee for St. Paul Public Schools from 2008 to 2010.
Those who know me well say that I’m:
- Conscientious – I’m dedicated, careful and thorough in everything I do. I take the time to educate and guide my clients through the complexities of estate planning and how their decisions will affect their future.
- Collaborative – I’m a true team player and encourage my clients to be fully engaged in our work together.
- Relationship-focused – I enjoy getting to know each member of the families I work with, especially as their situation changes over the years. One of the most satisfying aspects of my career is supporting multiple family generations as they navigate various life stages.
I chose to become an attorney because I enjoy solving difficult problems. Estate planning can be complex and fraught with emotion. Poor decisions made quickly and without professional advice can cause lengthy and expensive problems for years to come. I’m passionate about estate planning because it intersects many important legal and non-legal areas, such as tax, real estate, disability planning, health care and intergenerational family dynamics.
I believe that everyone has a story that is meaningful and important.
I can empower people to make good decisions for themselves and their families through information and guidance that is accurate, beneficial and appropriate to their situation.
My greatest accomplishment is my family. I love watching my children grow up and seeing parts of my wife and myself in each of them.
I’m making a difference by helping people simplify an otherwise complex situation and lifting the burden off their shoulders through careful and robust planning.
Quote me: Don’t be afraid to challenge the system in order to make it better. Some of the most important improvements in our society were possible because someone questioned the status quo.
My next challenge is to get back into running and compete in a 10K race.
On my bookshelf: The Assault by Harry Mulisch.
Seven words that describe me: Husband, father, community member, devoted, worldly, connected, inquisitive.
One thing most people don’t know about me: I’m a native Californian and studied at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver my junior year of college. I absolutely love Minnesota, and consider St. Paul my adopted home.
When I’m not working, I enjoy summer and winter outdoor activities with my wife, Anne and our children, Ellen and Paul.