Free estate planning and tax strategies workshop for area residents offered May 12 in Pequot Lakes

Registration is due by May 6 for this free event that includes a complimentary beverage and food.


PEQUOT LAKES — The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation, in partnership with local attorneys from Breen and Person Ltd. and the accounting office of Clasen & Schiessl, will host a seminar on the topic of Estate Planning and Tax Strategies from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, with a complimentary beverage and food at MN Traders Co., in Pequot Lakes.

There will be approximately 90 minutes of material presented from 5-6:30 p.m., followed by a question and answer session to conclude by 7 p.m. Presenters include Rene A. Millner and Laura J. Hansen, attorneys at Breen & Person; Chris Clasen, from Clasen & Schiessl CPAs; and Karl Samp, executive director at the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation.

Topics to be covered include: Estate planning essentials; 2022 tax strategies and tax law update, including potential changes; and charitable giving options.

The workshop is free but registration is requested by May 6 to plan for food and seating. To register, go to and click on this event or call BLACF at 218-824- 5633.

The Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation attracts and administers charitable funds for the benefit of the local Brainerd area. Since 1998, BLACF has grown to over $18.5 million in assets and awarded over $7.4 million in grants to nonprofits.


The BLACF is governed by a local board of directors and is a partner of CommunityGiving, which is a collaborative of many community foundations united under a single framework to create efficiencies that maximize the impact of our donors. Collectively , CommunityGiving administers over 900 funds totaling nearly $201 million. Learn more at

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