“I’m a teacher at heart. I love helping clients understand issues and find solutions that work best for them.” -Randall W. Sayers
Clients with issues involving trusts and estates, probate, trust and estate taxation, or business law can be confident they are working with a true expert in Hansen Dordell partner Randall W. Sayers. With more than 30 years of practice in these areas and another 10 teaching law school courses about them, plus an advanced legal degree in taxation, Randy has a special talent for explaining complex estate planning issues in easy-to-understand terms.
- Master of Laws Degree, magna cum laude, Taxation, William Mitchell College of Law (1989 – 1991)
- Juris Doctorate Degree, cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law (1977 – 1981)
- Master of Arts Degree, English Language and Literature, Indiana University Bloomington (1974 – 1975)
- Bachelor of Arts Degree, English Language and Literature, University of Notre Dame (1970 – 1974)
Areas of Practice
- Estate Planning/ Estate and Trust Administration
- General Business Law
- Business Succession Planning
- Ramsey County Bar Association
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
- Selected to the Minnesota “Super Lawyers” list by Super Lawyers, 2003 – 2016
- Speaker, Estate and Trust Topics, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education
- Adjunct Faculty, William Mitchell College of Law (1993-98 and 2001-02)
- Adjunct Faculty, Hamline University College of Law (2004-2009)
Randall’s Areas of Practice
Everyone needs an estate plan. Our lawyers can clearly explain the wide variety of options, from simple joint ownership and beneficiary designations to wills and complex trusts. And when a death occurs, we can guide you through the estate or trust administration, advise you about probate and assist with tax issues.
Occasionally, disputes arise among beneficiaries of trusts and estates or between fiduciaries and beneficiaries. In the event of a dispute relating to a trust or estate, our attorneys will work with you to resolve the dispute in an efficient and respectful manner.