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The law can often be confusing, but we are here to help. There are rules and regulations that most people only run across during stressful times in their lives. It can be frustrating and unnerving to find yourself in a situation where you are unsure of your next step. At Gerten and Van Valkenburg, PA, we understand your concerns and work very hard to make sure that your confidential situation is explained to you so that you can understand your legal options. The law is not supposed to make things harder for you. We help make the law more accessible and easier to understand.

Our law practice is focused on concerns people have at different stages in their lives. This includes buying a house or starting a business. We also work with clients who are involved in a family law issue or concern such as prenuptial agreements, divorces and custody issues, which affect most people. As you get older and either your or your loved one's circumstances change, you will be involved in estate and/or elder law planning issues. You will want the family's assets to be protected to the best extent legally possible so that you can rest assured your family is protected. When the time comes, and your parents or older family members need assistance in tax planning or long-term care issues, we will be there to help advise you.

But we are not only there for you during times of difficulty. At Gerten and Van Valkenburg, PA, we are a full-service real estate firm. We assist clients with residential and commercial real estate purchases and are skilled negotiators when handling real estate disputes in court. For those who are entrepreneurs interested in starting their own small businesses, we are here to guide you though a smooth start up process. Our business formation services not only help you get started on the right foot, we also work with existing small businesses on contracts and leases, business operations and particularly with business succession planning.

From family law to real estate to business law to estate planning to elder law issues, we work to be the only law firm you will need. When you are looking for real estate or small business issues, we are there for you. We want our clients to be secure in the knowledge that we are guiding them for their whole lives. Each aspect is important and oftentimes complex, but with our experience behind you, you will be secure in the knowledge that we are someone who understands you and has your best interests at heart.

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.

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

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

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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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