Ray Hansen
O’Brien & Wolf, LLP

45-28th Street SE, Suite 300
Rochester, MN 55904
TEL: (507) 289-4041

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About O’Brien & Wolf, LLP

O’Brien & Wolf, LLP is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Rochester, MN, our mission is to provide residents of Rochester and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of Rochester and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.

About Ray Hansen

Raymond L. Hansen of O’Brien & Wolf, L.L.P. focuses on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Rochester, Minnesota, O’Brien & Wolf makes a difference in their estate planning clients lives by turning complex estate planning matters with serious emotional and financial consequences into a legacy of security which embraces their personal values and creates peace of mind as is their legacy for their family and in their community will be positive and affirming to everyone who knew them. O’Brien & Wolf, L.L.P. has been serving clients in southeast Minnesota for over 80 years. In addition to estate planning and probate services, our attorney’s practice in the areas personal injury, family law, criminal law, general litigation, mediation services, and many other practice areas. We at O’Brien & Wolf pride ourselves on providing the best possible representation to our clients.


Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than meeting with clients, hearing their life stories, listening to their future goals and current fears, and designing a plan that incorporates all of those elements to protect their legacy in a meaningful and effective way. I am passionate about moving clients beyond financial goals to providing wisdom and insight about their personal meaning of life. The most important things in life are not things. The estate plans which I prepare for my clients pass on their legacies, values, and life stories to their families and friends. Our estate plans also help maximizes your wealth and limit your expenses.


Raymond L. Hansen was born and raised in Riceville, Iowa and graduated from Luther College in Decorah, IA. He earned his law degree from The John Marshall Law School where he was an executive editor on the Software Law Journal and a published author. Ray is proud of the fact that he worked his way through law school with the support of his wife to whom he has been married over 30 years. Ray has been appointed by the judges of the Third Judicial District to be a small claims court referee. Ray is a member of American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, a national organization dedicated to serving the needs of estate planning attorneys and helping them deliver the highest possible services to their clients.


While I am away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children, outdoor activities, and serving the people in our community through our church, boy scouts, the Rochester Diversity Council, and other organizations to which I belong. By giving of our time, talent, and resources, we get far more in return than we ever give. My goal is to make this world a better place.

About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.