Mary Frances Price has counseled and advised hundreds of Minnesotans on their estate and elder care plans. She helps families make difficult decisions and work through complicated financial, legal and medical issues that arise when a family member is in a time of transition or when families are planning for the future. Price focuses on serving families who are establishing an estate plan, revising an existing estate plan or dealing with the legal and financial impacts of chronic illness and disability.
Price says that she chose a career in elder law because helping people inspires her and the work allows her to make a real difference in peoples’ lives. “I wanted to do something where I was going to have a lasting impact,” she says. Price works with families and individuals on a variety of different elder law issues, including planning for incapacity and disability, Medicaid planning, asset preservation, estate planning and veterans’ benefits planning.
While she has said that she always knew she’d be happy in a helping profession, Price knows that her focus on elder law was driven by a personal connection. “I have seen families deal with memory loss, aging issues, and the elder care maze,” she said, adding that some of the complex legal processes can leave people frustrated. “I want to empower people.”
Price is a frequent speaker and community educator on an array of estate and elder law issues, such as estate planning, asset protection, medical assistance planning, and veterans' benefits. She has been a guest presenter for Mt. Olivet Day Services, University of Minnesota "Caring for a Person with Memory Loss Conference", North Memorial Hospice and Home Health Care, Brookdale Senior Living Communities, Minnesota Veteran's Home Family Council, Dakota County, Cargill, Best Buy, Park Nicollet, 7500 York Cooperative in Edina, the Alzheimer's Association and many others.
A graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, Price received her undergraduate degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section and is licensed to practice in Minnesota State Court. Price is also Accredited to practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs. She has been named to the Minnesota Super Lawyer list for her excellence in practice.
When not at work, Price enjoys running and spending time with her family, which includes her husband, two daughters, and Basset Hound, Daisy.