After decades of experience serving clients faced with the issues specific to aging as well as clients living with a disability, founders Laurie Hanson and Laura Zdychnec started Northwoods Law Group. Our intention is to continue serving our clients, expand our service area geographically, and to pass our knowledge and experience on to a new generation of elder law and special needs planning attorneys. Our name, Northwoods, is a reflection of our mutual love of all that nature offers in the north woods of Minnesota. We continue to serve our clients based in the Twin Cities and throughout the state, with a new, addded emphasis on populations in Grand Marais and the Walker/Brainerd lakes area.
We want to build long-lasting relationships with our clients and their families. We are also taking advantage of the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to focus on a virtual practice. The old saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention" means when faced with a difficult situation, we are inspired to create a novel or ingenious solution. We offer a variety of options for remote consultations, including telephone and video conferencing, allowing us to serve Minnesotans statewide. Geography (and weather) are irrelevant! Our virtual model drastically cuts down on overhead costs, allowing us to serve our clients better with more flexibility and efficient services. Do you need a face-to-face meeting? We can accommodate that as well!
Northwoods Law Group proudly serves all of Minnesota, with emphases in the Twin Cities area, Grand Marais, and Walker. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Laurie Hanson has practiced law since 1984, with a special focus on individuals who are aging or living with disabilities – and their families.
Laura Zdychnec has been practicing law for over 30 years, and is a founding shareholder of Northwoods Law Group, P.A.
Megan is a 2006 graduate of the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota, and a 2012 graduate of William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Lori A. McLaughlin has been practicing law since 1998, and concentrates her practice to the areas of family law, elder law, and estate planning.
Kari has worked helping clients with Medical Assistance applications and matters since December 1997. She previously worked at Long, Reher, Hanson, & Price, P. A. from November 1996 to July 2021.
Mekdes has a passion for helping people. She is dedicated to talking to people and meeting them on an emotional level to help them get through difficult times in their life.
Erica has a BA in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Minnesota and an MBA in sustainable enterprise from Dominican University of California.
David Coral has been a paralegal/legal assistant since 1988, working with firms large and small, including ten years with the University of Minnesota Office of the General Counsel.
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