Michael J. Cass

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Mike strives to assist clients in establishing comprehensive estate and business plans. He practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, real estate and small business formation and succession plans. Mike’s clients include individuals, homeowner associations, banks, cities, and farm families. Mike was named a SuperLawyer magazine “Rising Star” four years in a row, a remarkable honor given to attorneys.

Originally from South Dakota, Mike graduated magna cum laude from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2007 where he was active as a senior editor for the law review and a student attorney in the law clinic. Prior to law school, Mike attended college at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN graduating with a BA in computer science and a minor in Asian Studies in 2002.

Mike takes pride in the Alexandria area. He is active in the community and currently sits on the board of governors for the Alexandria Technical and Community College Foundation. Mike volunteers as a Judicare attorney and volunteers for his church and childrens’ school. In his free time, Mike enjoys waterskiing, running, tinkering in his wood shop, and spending time with his bride and three children.

Areas Of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Wills/Trusts
  • Probate, Estate Administration
  • Business Organization/Formation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2007
  • United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2017

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Real Property Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association

Education

  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • St. Johns University, Collegeville, Minnesota
    • B.A. – 2002
    • Major: Computer Science

Professional Associations, Awards, and Pro Bono activities

  • 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Rising Star – Superlawyers®
  • 2016 Top 20 under 40 Business Professionals – Alexandria Area Chamber of Commerce/Echo Press
  • Board of Directors – Alexandria Technical and Community College Foundation
  • Board of Directors – Runestone Museum, past President
  • Member – Seventh District Bar Association
  • Member – Douglas County Bar Association, past President

Classes/Seminars

  • That’s It – I’m Calling the Cops! Noise, Trash, and Problem Properties, MN CLE co-presenter, June 2019
  • MN Medical Assistance, CLE moderator, June 2019
  • Judicial Discretion: Melding Messy Facts and Pristine Law, with Hon. Stephen C. Aldrich, MN Bench & Bar, November 2013.
  • Landlord Training, City of Alexandria – January 2018 – January 2022
  • ABC’s of Estate Planning, Alexandria Technical and Community College Foundation – December 2017
  • ABC’s of forming a MN Limited Liability Company, Alexandria Area Economic Development Council – August 2017
  • Pitfalls and Positives of Practice in Greater Minnesota during the Pandemic – Panelist – Minnesota CLE, April 2022

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