Hanft Fride Attorneys

Jennifer L. Carey

Jennifer L. Carey

Phone: 218-722-4766
Fax: 218-529-2401
Email: jlc@hanftlaw.com

Ms. Carey concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate and estate planning.  Ms. Carey attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, receiving her B.A. degree with distinction in 1988 and her J.D. degree in 1991. Ms. Carey was admitted to the Minnesota State Bar and the State Bar of Wisconsin in 1991. She is a member of the American and Minnesota Bar Associations and the State Bar of Wisconsin.

Ms. Carey represents property owners, developers, lenders and associations in a broad range of real estate transactions, including the sale and purchase of real estate, lending and borrowing, leasing, title issues and real estate development, with particular experience in condominiums, town homes, resorts and fractional ownership.  She also represents individuals and families in a variety of estate planning matters, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives, advanced wealth transfer planning, business succession planning and probate and trust administration.

Ms. Carey is a Real Property Law Specialist, certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA). She is a member and former chair of the Governing Council of the Real Property Law Section of the MSBA. Ms. Carey serves as co-chair of the Section’s Legislative Committee and is also a member of the Section’s Minnesota Common Interest Ownership Act (MCIOA) Committee.  Ms. Carey is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.  

She has been recognized by her peers as a “Super Lawyer” each year since 2004, including Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers from 2015 - 2017 and Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers from from 2010 to 2017.  Ms. Carey has been listed in Best Lawyers in America each year since 2013.  Ms. Carey lectures to attorneys on various real estate topics and is the author of many Continuing Legal Education publications.

Ms. Carey is a member and former chair of the Arrowhead Estate Planning Council.  She is a frequent presenter at local estate planning seminars.  Ms. Carey is a past recipient of the Pro Bono Publico Award from the Volunteer Attorney Program.

In addition, Ms. Carey is a member of the Board of Directors of the Miller-Dwan Foundation.  She is a former member and chair of the Board of Trustees of the Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation.

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