William M. Hansen Associates, PLLC

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Meet Bill

William M. Hansen, J.D., LL.M, CFP®

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"I have always been fascinated with the different ways people earn a living and create their wealth. You can ask just one extra question and find out that the person sitting in front of you lived through the most incredible things. That is how I like to run my practice. We ask those extra questions, get to know our clients as people, and help them make choices that really work for them as individuals."

After working as a public defender and for a large suburban law firm, in 1989, Bill decided to focus on estate planning and elder law as a positive way to help people define the legacy they want to leave. In 1996, he opened the doors at William M. Hansen Associates, PLLC, in order to hand-pick a team of caring, committed people offering high-quality legal services.

Bill is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, Hamline University School of Law, and has his advanced tax degree, a Master of Laws in Taxation, from William Mitchell College of Law. In addition, Bill was designated a Certified Financial Planner™ in 2006. His professional memberships include the Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and the Financial Planning Association®.

Bill's unique background in law, tax and financial planning issues enables him to see more than just the issue at hand – it enables him to see his client's whole picture.