Amy E. Papenhausen

Amy E. Papenhausen helps individuals and professional fiduciaries navigate the estate and trust administration process, in addition to practicing in the areas of estate planning, business succession planning, conservatorships and guardianships, and estate and trust litigation.

Amy values the opportunity to get to know her clients, connecting with them on a personal level to understand their particular family needs and business goals. By forging these close ties, Amy ensures that she’s acting in accordance with her clients’ deeply held values and that their estate plan reflects those values. Above all, Amy enjoys giving her clients a sense of security — the comfort of knowing that their families and businesses will be provided for, should the unexpected occur.

Before she joined the firm, Amy was a shareholder at Henson & Efron. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, as well as her two sons, who keep her busy with their various sporting activities.

Court Memberships

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin


  • “North Star Lawyers,” Minnesota State Bar Association, 2018
  • "Minnesota Rising Star," Thomson Reuters, 2002-2003, 2013, 2015

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Probate and Trust Law Section, former co-president
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


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  • Minneapolis

    80 South Eighth Street
    500 IDS Center
    Minneapolis, MN 55402


Karen Zimmerman


William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2001

University of Utah, B.A., 1997