Attorney Alec S. Osland explains For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is a real estate sale without the help of a realtor. Wagner Oehler, Ltd. will draft the Purchase Agreement, perform a title examination, assist with the closing and signing of the documents, disburse funds to the seller, and record documents to convey the property to the buyer.
Since our founding in 1973, we have provided exceptional legal advice. The professionals at Wagner Oehler have many years of experience in estate planning, probate, agricultural and business law, and real estate. We take great pride in meeting the legal needs of our rural and small town clients as well as our clients in Rochester, Red Wing, St. Charles, and surrounding communities.
Sometimes we tend to think only the ultra-rich need an estate plan. However, everyone already has an estate plan! Even if you don’t have a will, your assets will eventually pass to your loved ones and be subject to the default rules. Through estate planning, you can guide the way in which your assets will eventually pass. Our attorneys understand all the complexities of estate planning and help you have a better understanding of estate planning concepts so you can start to take control of your estate plan and ensure your wishes are honored. Our firm is proud to have crafted estate plans that have been meaningful for multiple generations of families in Rochester and throughout Southeastern Minnesota.
For farmers in Southeastern Minnesota, the family farm is more than just the land and business – it is a way of life. Planning for the next generation is often a top priority for farmers. There are a number of strategies farmers can use to pass the farm down to the next generation including family limited partnerships and other limited liability entities, trusts, and lifetime gifting. Our attorneys are experienced in farm entities, trusts, and other methods for creating the right succession plan for you. We also work with retiring farms without successors to create a plan to allow them to exit farming with dignity while minimizing the tax impact.
Medical Assistance is Minnesota’s public health care program that provides necessary medical services for the elderly and disabled. Medical Assistance provides payment for nursing home and other long-term care services when you are unable to do so yourself. In order to be eligible for Medical Assistance you must be a Minnesota resident and a United States Citizen or have the proper immigration status. You must also be 65 or older, blind or disabled, and meet certain income and asset requirements. Medical Assistance rules are extremely complex and change often. Understanding your options and planning for long-term care can help you protect your assets. Whether you’re in the initial planning stages or need help completing the Medical Assistance application and facilitating a spenddown, our attorneys are here to help.
International estate planning is an important and increasing part of our practice being in Rochester. Attorney Jennifer Gumbel brings a special focus to the firm with this niche area of the law. Learn more in this video.
Listen to Attorney Jen Gumbel of Wagner Oehler, Ltd. discuss the Biden Tax Plan and how it may impact your estate plan. To meet with Attorney Jen Gumbel or another attorney at Wagner Oehler, Ltd., give us a call at (507) 288-5567!
Attorney Jennifer A. Gumbel explains how we help transfer assets after someone has passed away. Providing as much information as possible early on in the process helps our attorneys with the legal process.
Attorney Judith Wilson discusses Minnesota estate taxes. An estate tax may be applied to Minnesota assets owned by someone who passed away. Proper estate planning can review tax exemptions to minimize the amount of taxes due after death.
Attorney Adam Hudoba with the law firm Wagner Oehler, Ltd. discusses the benefits of Limited Liability Companies (LLCs). LLCs are structured so the owners are members, and members have a lot of flexibility and options on how to manage the business. Attorney Hudoba also explains LLCs can provide protection from liability.
Becky Henry was great to work with. Her communication was awesome, even taking time for us on a Friday evening after hours. When we ran into a snag with the title company and home sale check, Becky took care of the details and again had great communi…”
We have worked with Jason for our will and health directive and my father also worked with him before his death. My dad was a hard sell and he really liked Jason and his care and concern. We have revised our will several times and Jason is always pro…”
Very satisfied with all of our business with Wagner law firm.”
The firm handled our complicated farmland sale successfully. It included a change in our partnership and a 1031 exchange as part of the process. It also involved multiple parties in 3 states working through the transactions together. Becky and Jennif…”
It was very nice to do business with the entire firm. Everyone was easy to work with and very professional.”
I just finished a real estate purchase. I honestly believe this whole transaction would not have been completed without the exceptional expertise, diligence and thoughtful consideration of Becky Henry. She is unflappable; probably because she is so k…”
My father and I worked with Alec and Becky and they were amazing! We quickly closed on our property and they helped us with the issues that arose while going thru the sale of the property. I will definitely use them again in the future.”
Becky Henry handled two farm real estate transactions for me during 2021. Becky was very professional, thorough, and always interested if I had any concerns or questions. I may purchase more land in 2022 and look forward to working with her again.”
We just worked with Becky Henry and Alec Osland on purchasing a property. Our experience was very positive. Our questions were answered immediately, and we were always kept in the loop. They were both very knowledgeable and reassuring, even with all…”
Our family worked with Jason Wagner and Tamara Scroggins on what turned out to be a very complicated sale of our family farm to a nonprofit conservation organization. They walked us through the process every step of the way, and personally committed…”
Becky Henry was great to work with. She was very thorough on her information and instructions and the closing process was very smooth. Everything was done in a timely manner. We would definitely work with her again in the future.”
Becky Henry did a good job handling the sale of our real estate. The sale was done very efficiently, and Becky always kept in contact as to the progress of the sale. We have worked with this law firm over the years and have been very satisfied with t…”
Our house sale was a delight to go through with Alec providing answers to our questions and concerns. The firm did an outstanding job with the details and maintained our timeline for the move. Thank you to the entire team from a satisfied customer.”
Working with Alec was so nice! He worked with us on the sale of our home and was always easy to contact…… even with a question on the weekend. It was seamless! He is personable and takes the time to explain options. We are so glad that we connect…”
Becky & Alec were extremely helpful throughout the process of selling my home. They were both patient with my questions and provided clear answers. I saved a good bit of money working with them and highly recommend them to anyone selling their home.”
Excellent legal advice. Reviewed all the legal options & consequences of our decisions. Helpful from start to finish.”
They turnaround their title work extremely quickly (faster than any attorney firm I've ever worked with in 40 plus years of banking), their fees are reasonable, and their people are absolutely "top notch" to work with.”
After moving to Minnesota from another state my husband and I needed someone to update our wills and trust and make any necessary changes to comply with both Minnesota regulations as well as our changing family situation. Jason is extremely capable a…”
The transaction went smoothly, and I felt welcome to ask questions.”
I hired Attorney Jason Wagner to assist me in resolving a claim related to an annuity I had received from a relative upon her death as well as resolving my claim as related to the validity of her will. Jason’s profile and that of his firm appea…”
I recommend Jennifer Gumbel to anyone that needs help with estate planning. Jennifer made the daunting process understandable and simple for me. Not only did she do this with kindness but it also was done in a very timely manner.”
Ward & Oehler are awesome!!”
We had them do our wills….great service!”
The best I know.”
Living overseas and selling farmland in MN was problematic, but Becky Henry made the process easy for me. Her work and advice led to a non-stressful close. Can’t thank her enough!!”
After my dad died my brother and I found out our dad had no will which left both of us clueless on where to start. We hired Jason right away and he made the whole process of going through the estate stress free. Without Jason’s knowledge of the…”
Bill is a great attorney! He’s served us/me well for many years!”
Very nice and quick service.”
Honest, professional, and down to earth.”
I recently purchased a condominium in Rochester, MN. As an out of state attorney, I knew that retaining competent counsel in Minnesota to represent me in the transaction was important. For that reason, I retained Jason Wagner and his firm. Jason did…”
They handled our Real Estate closing & did an awesome job. Becky Henry basically took care of everything for us – so smooth. Thanks!!”