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William P. Volkmar






Bill Volkmar's law practice covers the areas of estate planning and administration, real estate, business, and taxes for clients throughout southeastern Minnesota. Since 1979, he has assisted individuals and businesses regarding succession, tax, and estate planning by using wills, trusts, limited liability companies, partnerships, and powers of attorney. He has extensive experience with the administration of estates through probate proceedings, trust administration, estate tax returns, and fiduciary income tax returns.

Bill helps businesses with a wide range of legal issues affecting their operations, including transfers of controlling interests to family members or third parties. He helps families with disabled children, parents, or grandparents through guardianships and conservatorships to enhance their financial, physical and emotional well-being. He also helps to protect a disabled family member's access to medical assistance (Medicaid) through supplemental needs trusts and special needs trusts.

Bill has chaired the Greater Rochester Rotary Club, Rochester Public Library, Rochester Estate Planning Council and Olmsted County Social Services Advisory Board (OCSSAB). He has also served as a board member for the Rochester Committee on Urban Environment, Olmsted County Historical Society and the Rochester Area Family Y. Bill is a frequent speaker on estate planning topics for ARC Southeastern Minnesota and Community Education for Rochester and Stewartville Public Schools.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Business
  • Wills
  • Trust
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Tax Planning and Preparation
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Powers of Attorney

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 1979
  • Yankton College
    • B.A. - 1976
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Olmsted County Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Greater Rochester Rotary Club
  • Rochester Public Library
  • Rochester Estate Planning Council
  • Olmsted County Social Services Advisory Board (OCSSAB)
  • Board Member for The Rochester Committee on Urban Environment
  • Olmsted County Historical Society