Patrick J. McGuigan

Patrick J. McGuigan has practiced law in St. Paul for over 40 years and has achieved an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell which is the highest rating possible for both legal abilities and ethical standards. Pat received his Juris Doctor Degree from Hamline University School of Law cum laude, where he was a member of the Silver Gavel Honor Society. Pat is an experienced transactional attorney with substantial experience in commercial loan documentation, foreclosures, real estate, general business and corporate law, with an emphasis in probate and estate administration and estate planning. Pat has been active in bar-related activities including Six years as the Chairman of the Second Judicial Ethics Committee and as Co-Convener of the Ramsey County Probate and Trust Section. From l998 until 2001, Pat also served on the Board of Directors of the Ramsey County Bar Association. Pat was appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court to the Minnesota State Board of Professional Responsibility where he served as a panel chair from 200l through 2007. Since 1987, Pat is a member of the Midway Chamber of Commerce. He is currently a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association Probate and Trust and Real Estate Sections.

Areas of Practice

  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Estate and Gift Taxes
  • Commercial Loan Documentation
  • Mortgage Foreclosures
  • Commercial / Residential Real Estate
  • Closely Held Corporations and LLCs
  • Business Sale/Purchase Transactions

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1982


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. cum laude – 1976
    • Honors: Silver Gavel Honor Society
  • College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • B.A. – 1974
    • Major: English

Representative Clients

  • Sunrise Banks
  • Securian Trust Company

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 1977 – 2013

Past Employment Positions

  • McGuigan & Holly, P.L.C., Partner/Member, 1996 – 2010
  • McGuigan, Holly & Ingebrand, Partner/Member, 1993 – 1996
  • McGuigan & McGuigan, Partner/Member, 1977 – 1993

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