PATRICK K. COSTELLO, born Lakefield, Minnesota, August 22, 1952; admitted to bar, 1977 Iowa, Nebraska and U.S. District Court of Nebraska; 1978 Minnesota; 1979 U.S. Tax Court; 1981 U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; 1982 U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa and U.S Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit; 1994 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Education: Hamline University (B.A. 1974); Creighton University (J.D. 1977). Employment: Muir, Lundblad, Meyer, Storey & Simons, 1977, Partner 1979, now Costello, Carlson & Butzon, LLP. Author: "Impact of Recapture in Deciding to Use I.R.C. Section 2032A" Section of Taxation, American Bar Association. Member: American Bar Association (Vice-Chair of the Animal Law Committee of the Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2004-2009; Business Planning Group of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Section, 2014-2015), Minnesota State Bar Association (Board of Governors, now Governing Council, 1993-1994, 2003-2008, 2012-2013, 2018-2020; Chair, Outstate Practice Section, 1992-1993, 2009-2010; Chair, Agricultural Law Section, 2002-2004; Lawyer Advertising Committee, 1991-1992; Multi-Jurisdictional Practice Committee, 2001-2003; Legal Education and Law School Admissions Committee, 2004; Judiciary Committee, 2007-2010; Member of Sections on: Agricultural Law; Animal Law; Business Law; Elder Law; Immigration Law; Outstate Practice; Probate and Trust Law; Real Property Law); Seventeenth Judicial District Bar Association (President 1992-1993, 2004-2005; Chair, Fee Arbitration Panel, 1996-present); Iowa State Bar Association and Nebraska State Bar Association. Professional Activities and Affiliations: American Agricultural Law Association, Board of Directors, 2007-2010, President, 2014; American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; American Veterinary Medical Law Association; Minnesota Fifth Judicial Court Referee; Jackson County Law Library Trustee, 1993-present; Lakefield City Attorney; Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers; Minnesota State Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2012-present; Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association; Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 Minnesota Rules of General Practice; Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services, Volunteer lawyer, Campaign for Legal Aid Committee. CONCENTRATION: Probate and Trust Law, Agricultural Law, Taxation, Business and Banking Law, Commercial Law. AWARDS: American Agricultural Law Association, Excellence in Agricultural Law, 2010, Distinguished Service Award, 2019; Minnesota State Bar Association, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2019; Minnesota Lawyer Outstanding Service to the Profession Award, 2018; Southwest Initiative Foundation Award, 2016.

FIRM PROFILE: Costello, Carlson, Butzon & Schmit, LLP is engaged in the general practice of law in Jackson County, Minnesota. The firm was founded in 1887 and is Minnesota's 8th oldest law firm. The firm has the highest AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Offices are located at 310 Main Street, Lakefield, 56150, (507-662-6621) 603 2nd Street, Jackson, 56143 (507-847-4200) and at 265 10th Street, Heron Lake, 56137 (507-793-2285).

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