Hanft Fride Attorneys

Richard R. Burns

Richard R. Burns

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

Mr. Burns is now Of counsel previously representing small to medium-sized family-owned businesses and professionals in business and estate planning matters. He remains available to our other attorneys to consult on business and estate planning matters.  Burns is General Counsel for Morgan Murphy Media, a family owned company which owns radio and television stationsin five states. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan Law School where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and a Research Assistant.

Mr. Burns is a Fellow of the American College of the Trust and Estate Counsel and former Minnesota State Chair. For many years he was listed in "The Best Lawyers in America," and as a "Top Forty Estate Planning Super Lawyer" in the annual survey conducted by Minnesota Law & Politics. He is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is a former Chair of the Probate & Trust Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association and a former President of the Arrowhead Estate Planning Council.

Mr. Burns believes strongly in community involvement. Among other community and charitable positions, he was a founder and former Chair of the Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation, is a former Chair and a recipient of the United Way Distinguished Service Award, and is a past Chair of Miller-Dwan Medical Center and a former Trustee of Northland College, in Ashland, Wisconsin.  For many years he served on the Advisory Council to the Dean of the University of Michigan Law School and continues to serve on its committee for Alumni Relations and Development.

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