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Lake property planning workshop is Aug. 10-11

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Central Lakes College and several partners will present estate planning attorney Margaret Cronin in two identical workshops for lake property planning Aug. 10 (night) and 11 (morning).

“Your Lake Home Legacy: Planning for the Future of Lake Properties” is for anyone who desires to preserve family memories by preserving a family lake home for children and grandchildren. The identical workshops are scheduled for Ballroom A at Grand View Lodge, Nisswa, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 and at 8:30 a.m. on Aug.11.

The workshops will address:

• How to avoid family feuds and build consensus.

• Benefits of surveys and facilitate coaching sessions.

• Advantages of legal trusts and LLCs.

• Buy-outs, opt-outs, and future sales or subdivisions.

• Financial planning to ensure affordability.

• Charitable considerations that leave a legacy.

Cronin is a shareholder and attorney in the estate planning practice of Leonard, Street and Deinard. She focuses on estate, succession, and charitable planning. She assists clients in evaluating and pursuing legal strategies that meet their business, wealth transfer, and philanthropic goals.

The workshops, co-sponsored by the Initiative Foundation and the Gull Chain of Lakes Association, are designed to provide practical information and advice, with no expectation to purchase products or services.

Interested parties are encouraged to register no later than Aug. 8. Fee is $15 per person or $20 per couple. Each workshop is limited to 80 registrants.

Online registration can be done through the Initiative Foundation ( or by calling (218) 855-8119.

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