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Gerten and Van Valkenburg, PA, was established over 40 years ago with one purpose – to provide high-quality legal services to our clients in the Twin Cities northeast metro area. We have done that. We are guided by our principles and work with our clients to help them reach the most effective resolution to their elder law, family law, real estate, probate or small business concerns.

The law is complex. Do not let the lure of inexpensive forms and templates result in costly mistakes or unintended consequences. At Gerten and Van Valkenburg, PA, we work with our clients to develop personilized docuements to meet their goals in the following areas. 

Areas of Practice

Estate Planning

  1. Wills and Trusts
  2. Living Wills and Powers of Attorney
  3. Designation of Guardian/ Custodian
  4. Health Care Directive
  5. Wealth Preservation
  6. Transfer on Death Deed
  7. Pet Trusts

Probate Law

  1. Guardianships/Conservatorships
  2. Appointment of a Personal Representative
  3. Estate Adminstration
  4. Fiduciary/ Estate Tax Return

Elder Law

  1. Planning for Incapacity
  2. MA planning

Business Law

  1. Corporations and LLC
  2. Purchase and Sale of a Business
  3. Governing Docuements

Real Estate Law

  1. Purchase and Sale of Commercial and Residential Properties
  2. Title Review and Closings
  3. Boundary Line Issues and Disputes
  4. Landlord/ Tenant- Eviction
  5. Contract for Deed

Family Law

  1. Divorce
  2. Mediation/ Alternative Dispute Resolution
  3. Child Support/ Spousal Support
  4. Property Division/ Business Ownership
  5. Grandparent Custody
  6. Prenumptial Agreement 


If you have a legal concern, contact one of our knowledgeable attorneys who can answer your questions in a clear, succinct way. We are available to meet with you. Easy access is very important. We are conveniently located just off 35E & Little Canada road. Highway 694 is to the north and highway 36 is to the south. We have free parking and handicapped access.


Attorney Profiles

Tamara J. Gerten

Tamara J. Gerten joined Gerten and Van Valkenburg, PA, in 1989. Ms. Gerten's experience in elder law and estate planning give her the opportunity to counsel her clients to best prepare their futures.

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John P. Van Valkenburg

John P. Van Valkenburg joined Gerten and Van Valkenburg, PA, in 1990. Mr. Van Valkenburg practices family law, probate & estate planning and business creation.

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John F. Gerten- Retired

John F. Gerten joined Gerten and Van Valkenburg, PA, in 1965. Mr. Gerten had considerable experience in the areas of real estate, elder law and estate planning.

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Contact Us


Gerten and Van Valkenburg, PA
303 E. Little Canada Road
St. Paul, Minnesota 55117-1625
Phone: (651) 484-7000
Fax: (651) 484 6174

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