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John H. Wenker

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A Closer Look

  • MY APPROACH: Listen to and work with my clients to review their options and agree upon the best course of action for their legal needs.
  • TYPE OF CLIENT: Individuals seeking estate planning, small business owners, and commercial property owners


I work in the Trust and Estates and Business Practice Groups of Quinlivan & Hughes P.A. My practice includes Estate Planning matters: meeting with clients to discuss the estate planning process such as the use of wills and trusts, estate and gift tax planning, medical assistance and nursing home planning, powers of attorney, health care directives, and guardianships or conservatorships. I also represent family members in probate matters, assisting personal representatives as they locate and distribute estate assets.

My work in the Business Practice Group includes work on real estate matters, business formation, and advice regarding on-going business matters. My real estate practice includes assisting clients in the sale or purchase of real estate, as well as drafting and reviewing real estate documents such as leases, easements, and similar documents. My business practice includes providing contract review for clients and advice concerning the purchase and sale of assets.

At Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A. we seek to be actively involved in our community. As part of that involvement, I have spoken professionally on the subjects of estate planning, real estate, medical assistance, and guardianships and conservatorships to such groups as St. Cloud Community Education, St. Cloud Area Legal Services, the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce Farm Show, the Knights of Columbus, and the Central Minnesota Planned Giving Council.


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 1992
    • Honors: cum laude
  • St. Cloud State University
    • B.A. - 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1992

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Stearns / Benton County Bar Association, Member
  • Central Minnesota Estate Planning Council, Past President
  • Central Minnesota Builder's Association, Member
  • Waite Park Chamber of Commerce, Member