Edward J. Hitchcock

Office: (651) 772-3401
Direct: (651) 289-8320
Facsimile: (651) 772-2115

  • Owner and CEO, Hitchcock Law Firm, PLLC (since 1990)
  • Rated AV (highest competency) by peers, as published in Martindale-Hubbell and as listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
  • Owner and CEO, Hitchcock Sports Marketing & Management, LLC (since 2002)

Mr. Hitchcock’s practice is focused on estate planning, contract law and business. He is an acclaimed lecturer on complex estate planning topics and an occasional contributor to the bimonthly newsletter of the Minnesota Podiatric Medical Association. Mr. Hitchcock has two children and resides in Dellwood, Minnesota with his wife.

Edward J. Hitchcock
Complex Estate Planning. Mr. Hitchcock’s estate planning practice is centered on providing complex estate planning services to individuals and families. This includes wills, revocable trusts, marital and support trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives. He has represented thousands of clients in the areas of general estate planning and estate tax planning.

Business and Contract Law. Mr. Hitchcock has extensive experience representing small and medium size businesses. He serves as corporate counsel for several small and medium size businesses. He provides contract negotiations for complex business transactions, including the purchase and sale of business assets, employment contracts and noncompete agreements, succession planning, estate and tax matters.

Professional Sports Representation. Mr. Hitchcock has over 28 years of experience representing professional sports team executives, coaches, sportscasters and professional athletes in contract negotiations. He has also represented Olympic athletes, NASCAR drivers, mixed martial arts fighters, professional wrestlers, football and baseball players. In 2001, he negotiated the largest NASCAR contract for a NASCAR driver in Minnesota history on behalf of Christian Elder and the Great Clips Race Team. In 2004, he spearheaded a national NFL marketing campaign on behalf of collegiate wrestling and WWE champion, Brock Lesnar. The marketing campaign resulted in an NFL contract for Mr. Lesnar to play with the Minnesota Vikings. In 2018 and 2010, he completed negotiations for the purchase of an ownership interest of an NHL franchise. In the last two decades, Mr. Hitchcock has represented hundreds professional athletes and team executives. His legal representation often extends into contract, copyright and tort matters, and requires negotiation and drafting of sophisticated and complex legal documents.

Professional Associations:
Minnesota State Bar Association, 1990 - Present
Ramsey County (Minnesota) Bar Association, 1990 - Present
Canadian Football League Players Association, Contract Advisor

Honors and Awards:
AV Rated (Highest Competency) by his peers as published in Martindale-Hubbell, Since 2008
Negotiated Largest NASCAR Driver Contract in Minnesota History
Successfully Negotiated Numerous NFL, NHL and other League Contracts
Inductee, Hamline University Hall of Fame, 1986
Inductee, Mancini's Sports Hall of Fame, Football, 2013
2013 Readers' Choice Award for Best Place for Legal Advice by Lillie Suburban Newspapers

William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota – JD, 1990
Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota - BA (Cum Laude), 1986, Business Administration
Graduate Northwestern University School of Law and Cannon Financial Institute, Inc.
(Intermediate Estate Planning Course, Advanced Estate Planning Course) 1999

Gene E. Adkins

Office: (651) 772-3401
Direct: (651) 289-8321
Facsimile: (651) 772-2115

Gene E. Adkins has over 28 years of experience representing clients primarily in the areas of probate and estate administration, estate planning, real estate, and business formation.  He is a frequent guest speaker on topics of probate and estate administration, estate planning and real estate matters.  Mr. Adkins has three stepchildren and resides in Lino Lakes, Minnesota with his wife.

Probate and Trust Administration. Mr. Adkins represents both large complex and small estates alike, with the same care, sensitivity and attention to detail. He handles all aspects of estate administration, including informal and formal probate, special administration, summary assignment, determination of descent proceedings, ancillary probate, and trust administration.

Gene E. Adkins
Estate Planning. Mr. Adkins offers personalized, tailored advice in planning for incapacity and death, with emphasis on Wills, Revocable Trusts, Support Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Directives.

Real Estate and Business Formation. Mr. Adkins provides comprehensive representation to clients in the sale, purchase, leasing, and clearing of title objections in residential and commercial real estate transactions. He prepares and reviews all manner of business and real estate documents, including purchase agreements, deeds, leases, easements, mortgages, financing agreements and closing documents.

Bar Admissions:
Minnesota, 1990
US Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1993
US District Court District of Minnesota, 1993

William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota - JD 1990
Wartburg College, Waverly, MN - BA 1987 (Major: Political Science, Minor: Math)
Regents College, London England (Summer 1989) - William Mitchell College of Law Summer London Program

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, 1990 – Present
Ramsey County Bar Association, Member, 1996 – Present
Olmsted County Bar Association, Member, 1992 – 1994

Past Employment Positions: 
Hon Lawrence E. Agerter, Dodge County, Minnesota District Court, Law Clerk, 1990 -. 1992
Hon Casey J. Christian, Steele County, Minnesota District Court, Law Clerk, 1990 -. 1992

Pro Bono Activities:
Mock Trial Attorney Coach, Eagan High School, Eagan, MN, 1995 – Present
Mock Trial Attorney Coach, Pine Island High School, Pine Island, MN, 1993 – 1994
Mock Trial Attorney Coach, Owatonna High School, Owatonna, MN, 1990 - 1992

Raebern B. Hitchcock

Office: (651) 772-3401
Direct: (651) 289-8324
Facsimile: (651) 772-2115

Raebern B. Hitchcock is currently semi-retired, but available for occasional consultation. He has more than 55 years of legal experience representing clients in private practice, specializing in the areas of estate planning, complex estate tax planning, estates and trusts, and real estate.

Mr. Hitchcock was a frequent lecturer regarding topics such as the role of the real estate agent and broker in residential real estate transactions. He is also a former adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul.

In 1985, Mr. Hitchcock successfully argued before the Minnesota Supreme Court in the case, Estate of Beecham, 378 NW2d 800, Minn. 1985. The Beecham case is a seminal case in Minnesota law regarding implied contracts for personal health care services provided to family members.

Raebern B. Hitchcock
Mr. Hitchcock’s friendly, confident approach to the practice of law resulted in his being named Business Person of the Year in 1998 by the Payne-Arcade Business Association.

Mr. Hitchcock resides in Saint Paul with his wife. He has three children and six grandchildren.

Bar Admissions:
Arkansas, 1962
Minnesota, 1967
US District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 1963
US District Court District of Minnesota, 1972
US Tax Court, 1966
US Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1966
US Supreme Court, 1991

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas – JD 1962
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Sam M. Walton College of Business Administration –Finance / Banking – BS in BA, 1955