NOTICE: Our office is now open and in full operation. However, for the safety and wellbeing of our clients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering initial conferences via telephone and videoconference, while still delivering the same level of professional service. In-person conferences are also being conducted for document executions, during which time our staff wears masks and employs social distancing practices. The conference room is disinfected between each appointment."

Law Firm


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 has over 30 years of experience representing professional sports team executives, coaches, sportscasters, and professional athletes in contract negotiations.

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-sized businesses. He serves as corporate counsel for several small- and medium-sized businesses. He provides contract negotiations for complex business transactions, including the purchase and sale of business assets, employment contracts and non-compete 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 of 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
Member Board of Directors of Twin Cities Lyme Foundation, 2018 - Present
Member Board of Directors of St. Paul College, 2021 - Present

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

Publication Section:
"The Nuts and Bolts of College Coaching Contracts"
2009 Midwest Entertainment and Sports Law Institute, Minnesota CLE

"Athletic Eligibility Under the Minnesota State High School League Rules"
2008 Student Athletic Programs and the Law, Lorman Education Services

"Representing the Professional Football Player"
2008 Minnesota CLE, Art, Entertainment and Sports Law Institute

"Sports: Bigger, Faster & Stronger in All Ways"
2008 High School Sports: The Magazine

"The NCAA Eligibility Center: Are You Registered?"
2008 High School Sports: The Magazine

"The New High School Transfer Rule: How It Works and Will It Stay?"
2008 High School Sports: The Magazine

"Representing NASCAR Drivers and Teams"
2001 MILE Sports Law Seminar,

"Representing the Professional Football Player"
2001 MILE Sports Law Seminar

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, IA - 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

In Fond Memory of

Raebern B. Hitchcock, Sr.

08/12/1933 - 12/12/2019

Hitchcock, Raebern B. Sr., 86, of Saint Paul, Minnesota, passed from this life on December 12, 2019. Raebern was a great husband, father, and grandfather. He was born on August 12, 1933 in Austin, Minnesota, and grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in finance in 1955 and received his law degree from the University of Arkansas Law School in 1962. He actively served in the United States Air Force in Germany shortly after the Korean War. He initially practiced law in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, before joining forces with his father and stepmother, Edward and Marie, in the law firm of Hitchcock in Saint Paul. From there, Raebern was a sole practitioner for many years before forming Hitchcock Law Firm with his son, Edward. Raebern was an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law in the 1970s. The Payne-Arcade Business Association proclaimed him 1998 Business Man of the Year. Practicing law for 57 years, Raebern selflessly provided help to all those in need while simultaneously mentoring many young attorneys. Raebern took great pride in his involvement with the Masons, having been a 32nd Degree Mason who served as a Past Master of Montgomery Lodge #258 in Saint Paul. He is survived by his beloved wife, Judy; his children, Loretta (Jeff), Edward (Susan) and Raebern Jr. (Tyanne); six grandchildren, Mary, Anna, Edward Jr. (Sydney), Robert, Brooks (Stephanie), and Elise; father-in-law, Ed; brother-in-law, John (Kris); brother-in-law, John; and nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his beloved first wife, Mary; parents, Edward and Geraldine; stepmother, Marie; brother, Bobby; sister, Susan (John); and mother-in-law, Dora.

Raebern B. Hitchcock