Lynnae L.G. Lina
Helping families prepare their lives farms and businesses for the future is what drives Lynnae. A native of Central Minnesota, Lynnae is familiar with the farming economy and the challenges farmers and small business people face in everyday life. Helping people navigate the complexities of the legal system at difficult times in their lives is rewarding and challenging.
Lynnae practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, farm succession planning, and business and commercial law.
Both of Lynnae’s grandfathers were small family farmers in the Belgrade and Sunburg areas. Lynnae’s parents owned a small business when she was growing up. As a result, Lynnae is familiar with the challenges associated with both of these endeavors as well as the myriad of questions faced when looking to pass what you have worked so hard to build on to the next generation. Through her own life experience, she can help her clients wrestle with the “big questions” with competence and compassion. Lynnae knows how important it is for the families she assists that the efforts of one generation continue and thrive in the next.
Morris became a part of Lynnae’s life early on through the Henjum Creative Study Institute on the UMM campus. Her early experiences led to her decision to return to Morris to get her undergraduate degree. It was while attending school at UMM that she not only discovered her passion for the law, but met her future husband, Jason Lina, also an attorney at the firm.
After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Morris, Lynnae spent a year working with the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission in Appleton where she assisted towns and counties in the area develop comprehensive plans.
- B.A. 2001, University of Minnesota, Morris: Political Science
- J.D. 2005, University of North Dakota School of Law
Areas of Practice:
- Estate Planning, including:
- Farm Succession Planning
- Trusts and Wills
- Probate, including:
- Taxable Estates
- Guardianship and Conservatorship
- Business and Commercial Law
- General Practice
- Sunday School Teacher- Faith Lutheran Church, Morris
- Federal Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
In 2002, Lynnae and her husband, Jason, left Morris to attend law school in Grand Forks, North Dakota. While in law school, Lynnae worked in Central Legal Research, providing research for North Dakota judges, prosecutors, and attorneys working with indigent clients. She also took advantage of the UND School of Law’s exchange program with the University of Oslo law school, and studied abroad on Oslo, Norway. While in law school, Lynnae was inducted into the Order of the Coif, an honor awarded to law students graduating at the top of their class. After law school, Lynnae worked as a judicial clerk in Bismarck, North Dakota for a year.
Lynnae and her husband, Jason, live in Morris with their son.