Bridget A. Logstrom Koci
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Bridget A. Logstrom Koci

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logstrom.koci.bridget@dorsey.com

Overview

BRIDGET LOGSTROM KOCI WORKS CLOSELY WITH CLIENTS TO UNDERSTAND THEIR FAMILY AND FINANCIAL GOALS AND PROVIDE THE RIGHT SOLUTIONS TO MEET THEM.

Bridget has been delivering estate planning solutions to clients for over 30 years, and she takes pride in being a trusted advisor with strong, long-term client relationships. She has substantial experience in all aspects of estate planning and resolving estate and trust disputes.

Bridget is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and serves as the Minnesota State Chair. She is a partner in Dorsey’s Trusts and Estates Consulting practice and co-chairs the Trusts and Estates Litigation practice. She also plays an important role in Dorsey as Minneapolis Office Co-Head. 

Education & Admissions

William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., 1983), magna cum laude

University of Minnesota, Duluth (B.A., 1980), magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Experience

Representative Work

Bridget’s practice involves advising and assisting clients in all estate planning matters, including:

  • wills
  • revocable (“living”) trusts
  • powers of attorney
  • health care directives (“living wills”)
  • irrevocable tax planning trusts (such as grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs), qualified personal resident trusts (QPRTs), installment sales to grantor trusts and life insurance trusts)
  • prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • family business succession planning
  • charitable planning (such as charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, and private foundations)

Bridget also has substantial probate and trust administration experience, including:

  • advising personal representatives and executors in administering decedents’ estates
  • advising trustees in the administration of trusts
  • advising guardians and conservators

Bridget also assists clients in resolving estate and trust litigation disputes and tax controversies, including:

  • incapacity, mistake and undue influence claims
  • breach of fiduciary claims
  • will and trust construction matters
  • representing taxpayers in estate, gift and income tax audits

News & Resources

Articles

New Tax Act
“Court Jurisdiction and Procedure,” Chapter XV Update, Minnesota Trust Administration Deskbook (2d ed., Minnesota State Bar Association)
Resolving Disputes with Ease and Grace, 31 ACTEC Journal 235
Arbitration in Estate and Trust Disputes: Friend or Foe?, 30 ACTEC Journal 266

News & Press Mentions

Super Lawyers Recognizes 36 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis
51 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 and 2018 Lawyers of the Year
Super Lawyers Recognizes 36 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis
48 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis and Fargo Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 and 2017 Lawyers of the Year
Super Lawyers Recognizes 37 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis
Howard Law Grads Get Major Law Firm Attention
Logstrom Koci and Durocher Selected to Head Dorsey’s Minneapolis Office
45 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis and Fargo Selected for Inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America®" 2016 and "Best Lawyers of the Year"
Super Lawyers Recognizes 39 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis
Dorsey Partner Bridget Logstrom Koci Discusses Hiring Howard Law Grads
Dorsey Recruits Strong Candidates from Howard Law Year After Year, National Law Journal
Minnesota ACTEC Appoints Dorsey Partner Bridget Logstrom Koci as Minnesota State Chair Elect
Super Lawyers Recognizes 39 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis
Bridget Logstrom Koci Comments on Repeal of State Gift Tax
Super Lawyers Recognizes 39 Dorsey Lawyers in Minneapolis

Select Presentations

Bridget enjoys speaking on a wide variety of estate and trust topics. Her most recent presentations include:

  • "Discretionary Distributions: Trust Decanting and Consideration of a Beneficiary’s Other Resources," Fiduciary Litigation Committee of ACTEC Fall Seminar, October 2014
  • "Serving Charitable Boards: Legal Challenges and Ethical Pitfalls," ACTEC National Meeting, June 2013
  • "You, Me and the UTC," Ramsey County Bar Association Luncheon Presentation, May 2013
  • "Multiple Advisors Working Together: One for All and All for the Client," 36th Annual Probate & Trust Law Section Conference, June 2010
  • "Probate & Trust Litigation - You Can't Take It With You But Maybe You Should!!!" Minnesota State Bar Association Luncheon Presentation, December 2009
  • "Non-Tax Case Law Update: Highlighting Recent Trust and Estate Litigation Cases," 35th Annual Probate & Trust Law Section Conference, June 2009
  • "The Sky May Be Falling, But Does It Have To Fall On You?" Minnesota State Bar Association Luncheon Presentation, December 2008
  • "Recent Trends In Fiduciary Litigation," 34th Annual Probate & Trust Law Section Conference, June 2008
  • "Simplified Trial Resolution from an Estate Planner's Point of View," University of Miami School of Law, 41st Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, January 2007
  • Frequent lecturer at continuing legal education programs in Minnesota on topics relating to estate planning, estate and trust administration, and estate and trust litigation.

Industries & Practices

  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Trusts & Estates Litigation

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Minnesota State Chair, ACTEC
  • Co-Chair of Litigation Committee, Minnesota State Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section

Accolades

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America©, 2008-2018
  • Listed as a Minnesota Super Lawyer, 2006, 2010-2018
  • Named a "2008 Five Star Best in Client Satisfaction Wealth Manager" by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Monthly
Bridget A. Logstrom Koci