Steven J. Franta

Steven J. Franta is the Owner & Partner of The Legal Professionals TM PA. He has over twenty years of experience practicing law primarily focusing in the areas of estate planning, probate, real estate, agricultural and business law. He is also a licensed Title Insurance Agent and Certified Continuing Education Coordinator and Presenter.

LEAD ATTORNEY: Estate Planning

HISTORY: Prior to joining The Legal Professionals TM PA, he worked as a law clerk and associate attorney from 1990-1994 for MacKenzie & Gustafson in St. Peter and as Nicollet County Assistant County Attorney. In 1994, Steve joined the firm of Somsen, Schade, and Schaffer, acquired ownership of the firm in 1997 which has since expanded to include the practices of Alvin R. Mueller (New Ulm) in 2003, Sheldon S. Larson (Winthrop) in 2008, William D. Sommerness (Hutchinson) in 2013, and Errol E. Hauser & Donald E. Schmid (Sleepy Eye) in 2014.

EDUCATION: B.S. in Social Science with a concentration of Economics, St. John’s University and Mankato State University; Juris Doctor, Hamline University School of Law 1992

MEMBERSHIPS & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Steve is a member and chair of The Southern Minnesota Estate Planning Council (SMEC), WealthCounsel and Advisors Forum. He has held positions as President and board member of the New Ulm Area Foundation, Church Trustee, Administrative Council and Area Faith Administrative Council, New Ulm Chamber of Commerce Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Oak Hills Living Center Foundation, Chairman of the Board of the Oak Hills Living Center Operations, Chairman of the Parents Advisory Council.