My Areas Of Practice

Last updated on January 4, 2021

At my law firm, Bernatz Law Office, I take on a broad range of legal issues for individuals, families and businesses across the region, such as the following:

Real Estate: If you are purchasing or selling a home, I, attorney Michael D. Bernatz, can help you through the process, ensuring a fair real property transfer. I have also worked with clients regarding land disputes, title issues and real estate issues involving estate planning.

  • Purchase and sale of property
  • Title insurance
  • Leases
  • Boundary line and adverse possession disputes

Estate Planning And Trusts: Ensure that your family members and your estate assets are secure by preparing for the future with me. Wills, trusts, power of attorneys and health care directives can all be done at my office.

  • Preparation of wills and trusts
  • Probate and trust administration

If you have questions, I invite you to read these answers to frequently asked estate planning and probate questions.

Elder Law: Planning for possible nursing home/assisted living, guardianships and conservatorships, powers of attorney and health care directives are all elements of elder law. I will work with you to obtain the necessary planning for future issues or work out present solutions for you or your loved one.

  • Medical assistance planning
  • Conservatorships and guardianships
  • Powers of attorney
  • Health care directives

Personal Injury: If you have been injured physically or economically, either from negligence or wrongdoing by another person, company or entity, I can assist in filing claims to help ease medical bills, personal stress and economic difficulties that are associated with personal injuries. I truly want to help you regain and maintain a normal way of life.

  • Auto accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Wrongful death

Business: Whether you are starting a business and need articles of incorporation and accompanying bylaws, are dissolving a business, or are conducting business under a different name, my office can help you with your legal business needs and business registration.

  • Business formation
  • Contract collections

Get In Touch With Me Today

When legal matters rear their ugly head, it’s best to turn to an attorney who has considerable experience and is someone you can trust. In Winona and surrounding areas in southeastern Minnesota, people consider me to be that attorney. If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your case, please call my law firm at 507-457-9808 or complete my online contact form.

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