Raymond J. German
German Law

2650 32nd Avenue South Suite O
Grand Forks, ND 58201
TEL: (701) 738-0060

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About German Law

German Law is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Grand Forks, ND, our mission is to provide residents of Grand Forks 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 Grand Forks and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.

About Raymond J. German

As an attorney in Minnesota and North Dakota, Raymond J. German provides a wide range of estate planning and title services to his clients, with a primary focus on helping them provide for the security of their loved ones, reduce estate taxes and avoid or at least minimize the costs and delays of probate, all with a well-crafted estate plan. Mr. German defines the mission statement for German Law as "Helping one family at a time pass on values, beliefs and finances, that can be shared for generations to come." Mr. German is well aware of the growing importance of estate planning and dedicates himself to informing the public of the need for careful attention to their specific situations. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of estate planning topics, regularly presenting educational seminars for the public as well as private groups.

Mr. German is the author of Legacy Wealth Planning for Minnesota and North Dakota Families.


Mr. German was awarded his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1973. He is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (is a member of its Board of Governors) and is a Board Certified Real Estate Specialist under the Minnesota State Bar Association.


Mr. German lives in East Grand Forks Minnesota with his wife Arlene. He has three grown children and nine grandchildren. Mr. German enjoys Mission work, reading, learning, traveling and spending time with family at the lake. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Northlands Rescue Mission.

Contact Raymond J. German for any legal questions, estate and business planning issues, or real estate issues. His other areas of practice include: Basic and Advanced Estate and Business Planning, Trust Administration, Probate, Incapacity issues, Special Needs, Value Based Planning and Real Estate matters.

Mr. German’s primary office is located at the firm’s Grand Forks, North Dakota location.

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.