Patrick Costello is a nationally recognized authority on taxation, estate planning, business planning, and agricultural law. He is a member of the Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska Bar. Costello is the Past President of the American Agricultural Law Association and received the AALA Excellence in Agricultural Law Award in 2012.  He is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a Director of the Minnesota State Bar Foundation.

Mr. Costello has served on the Board of Governors of the Minnesota State Bar Association and chaired their Sections on Agricultural Law and Outstate Practice. He is author of numerous continuing legal education articles on agricultural law and taxation. In the American Bar Association, he served as co-chair of the Animal Law Committee of the Section of Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice and is a member of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Section. Since 1977 he has practiced law in his home town of Lakefield, Minnesota as a member of the 12th oldest law firm in the State of Minnesota.

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Professional web pages of Patrick K. Costello, partner in the law firm of Costello, Carlson, Butzon & Schmit, LLP with offices in Jackson County, Minnesota. As senior partner of this 120 year old law firm, he invites you to visit and view the web site of the firm at www.swmnlaw.com for information about the lawyers, the law firm's practice areas, locations and how to contact us.