Michael S. Divine, Esq.

Michael S. Divine is of counsel with Arnold, Rodman & Kretchmer PA. Mr. Divine’s practice focuses primarily on trust and estate work, including but not limited to preparation of wills, trusts, health care directives, and powers of attorney. Mr. Divine also advises fiduciaries and beneficiaries in probate, trust administration, and guardianship matters.

Mr. Divine was born and raised in the Twin Cities. He attended college and law school at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated summa cum laude, and magna cum laude, respectively. Currently, Mr. Divine splits his time between Minnesota and Massachusetts, where he is finishing a Master of Liberal Arts in Finance at Harvard University.

Education

Harvard University, Master’s Degree Candidate (degree expected 2018).

University of Minnesota, J.D., ​Magna Cum Laude (2012).

University of Minnesota, B.A., Summa Cum Laude (2008).

Admissions

Minnesota Supreme Court.

U.S. Federal Court, District of Minnesota.

Awards

University of Minnesota Human Rights Law Award.

North Star Attorney Award.

Minnesota Justice Foundation Public Service Recognition.

Articles/Presentations

Presenter, Estate Administration from Start to Finish: Complex Issues in Estate Administration, National Business Institute (2017).

Presenter, Planning for Disabled Beneficiaries, National Business Institute (2016).

Co-Presenter, Scenario Planning and Drafting for Trusts & Estate Attorneys, Minnesota State Bar Association (2016).

Co-Presenter, Let’s Get Digital: How the Law is Playing Catch-Up,  Elder Law Institute (2016).

Author, Planning for the Care of Minor Children in Minnesota, Epilawg (2016).

Presenter, Powers of Appointment in Estate Planning, National Business Institute (2015).

Co-author, Unprotected by Law, in Theorizing Noncitizenship (Routledge) (2015).

Co-author, The Human Rights of Migrants, in Foundations of International Migration Law (Cambridge University) (2012).

For more information or to set up an initial consultation, please contact:
(952) 955-8008 or info@arkmn.com