Jacqueline M. Schuh

Jacqueline has practiced law in outstate Minnesota for over twenty-five years; always specializing in estates and trusts, business and corporate, and real estate matters. During her practice, she served for over ten years as an Assistant Stearns County Attorney, also adding practice experience in environmental law and zoning, mental health and chemical dependency cases, contracts, medical assistance, tax, and district court and appellate litigation. Through her practice experience at the firm of Hughes Mathews, P.A., she gained added experience in health law and healthcare litigation. Prior to joining our firm, she was a Partner at Gray Plant Mooty Mooty & Bennett at its St. Cloud office location. She currently practices estate planning, probate and estate administration. She handles simple and complex estate planning, through the use of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Directives, Trusts and the use of family-held businesses to preserve and pass assets, as well as guardianships and conservatorships. She also assist clients with creating and she advises small and large businesses. In addition, she practices employment law for employers as well as employees and does civil litigation in estates and trusts, business, commercial and employment matters.

Jacqueline also served as a military JAG for over twenty years in both the Minnesota Army and Air National Guard; retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2008. She was also an Adjunct Professor of Communication Studies, Political Science and Criminal Justice at St. Cloud State University from 1992 - 2010.

Publications

  • "Legal Issues for Small Business Owners," St. Cloud State University's Center for Continuing Studies and the Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center, February 2010
  • "One Step at a Time," coauthored with Sally Grossman, Business Central, November/December 2008

Presentations

  • Ivory Umanah and Jacqueline M. Schuh to present on Ethical Considerations in planning and administration, a December Minnesota Probate and Trust Law Section webcast.
  • "The Philandering (or Ubiquitous) Life Estate and Its Relationships with Medical Assistance, Income Tax, Gift Tax, and Estate Tax Law," Minneapolis, MN, December 12, 2014
  • "Funding Revocable Trusts: Practical Suggestions for Working with Financial Institutions" presented to the Ramsey County Bar Association, November 19, 2014
  • "Keeping the Farm in the Family: Estate Planning and Administration", RCBA, Webcast, March 20, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. (presenter)
  • Agricultural Law Issues in Estate Planning and Administration, Ramsey County Courthouse, St. Paul, MN, September 24, 2013
  • "Spousal Elections Under Minnesota Statutes Chapter 524.2-201 through 524.2-215: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," St. Paul RiverCentre, June 10, 2013
  • "Legacy Planning: What is it all about?," Minnesota Paralegal's Annual Conference, May 17, 2013
  • "Trust Litigation: Witness Preparation Issues, Document Preparation Issues, and Litigation of the Past, Present and Future," St. Paul RiverCentre, 2012
  • "Wills, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Declarations," St. Cloud, MN 2010
  • "TOP SECRET: Top 10 Planning Ideas for 2010 and Beyond," St. Cloud, MN 2010
  • "Top 10 Estate Planning Ideas for 2010 and Beyond," GPM Business Breakfast, December 2009
  • "The Probate Process From Start to Finish: Managing the Inventory," NBI, October 2008
  • "The Basics of Estate Plans: Wills, Powers of Attorney and Healthcare Declarations," Minnesota CLE, September 2008

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D.
  • St. Cloud State University, B.A., with honors

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Military Court of Criminal Appeals, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1992

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Stearns-Benton Bar Association, past president, vice president, secretary/treasurer and board member

Honors and Distinctions

  • Retired Lt. Col., Jag Officer, Minnesota National Guard
  • White Belt in Legal Lean Sigma®

Community Involvement

  • Central Minnesota Estate Planning Council, President
  • Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, Board Member
  • Centracare St. Benedict Senior Community Center, Secretary and Operating Committee Member
  • St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce, Farm Committee Member
  • Good Will Easter Seals, Past Board Member
  • Central Minnesota Community Foundation, Past Committee Member