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Paul Motin

Paul S. Motin

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Paul S. Motin has been helping his clients understand the complexities of estate planning for more than 25 years. With both a law degree (J.D.) and a Masters of Legal Letters (LL.M) in Taxation Paul knows that his knowledge is the power his clients need to effectively administer their estate’s.

Paul concentrates in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Probate, and Guardianships. His educational background, philanthropic nature, and extensive experience have helped him ensure that clients’ wishes are his first priority.

Paul has always felt that community service and involvement is a cornerstone to his life and has given over two decades to organizations such as the City of Elk River (MN) on which he served on the City Council for 16 years and the Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation on which he has served as a trustee for many years.
Paul lives in the Western Suburbs of Chicago with his wife, Tammy. Between the two of them, they have four daughters. Paul enjoys spending time with his family and friends and has been known to lose a ball or two (or more) when golfing.

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States District Court – Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court – District of Minnesota


  • Mitchell Hamline College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    LL.M (Magna Cum Laude) – Taxation
  • Mitchell Hamline College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    Law Review
    The Opinion Student Newspaper
  • Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota
    B.S. – Accounting & Business Administration
    Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity – Chapter President (and other offices)
    Union Program Council – President, Treasurer

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Certified Public Accountant (inactive) (Illinois and Minnesota)


  • Illinois Super Lawyer (2020)

Past Employment Positions

  • Duggan Bertsch, LLC
    (2016-2019) Senior Counsel
  • Motin Law Office, P.A.
    (1994-2016) Managing Attorney
  • Hall, Byers, Hanson, Steil & Weinberger, P.A. (Now part of Gray, Plant, Mooty)
    (1991-1994) Senior Associate
  • Peregrine, Stime, Newman, Ritzman & Bruckner, LTD.

Community Activities and Service

  • Sigma Tau Gamma Foundation, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
    Trustee – 2002 to Current
    Executive Committee – 2004 – 2012
    Multi-million dollar IRC sec. 501(c)(3) educational foundation.
  • City of Elk River, MN (pop.24,000+)
    City Council Member – 1999 to 2014
    Economic Development Authority – 1999 to 2014
    Economic Development Authority Finance Committee – 2003 to 2016
    Housing & Redevelopment Authority – 2001 to 2014
    Administrative Hearing Board – Chairman – 2009 to 2014
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