Kara P. Gray

Kara Gray focuses her practice on estate planning, estate and trust administrations, business succession planning, and charitable giving. She works closely with clients to develop an estate plan that achieves their legacy goals and minimizes taxes through the implementation of various estate planning strategies, including grantor retained annuity trusts, intentionally defective grantor trusts, spousal lifetime access trusts, and irrevocable life insurance trusts.

During law school, Kara served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Gregg E. Johnson and participated in the Uvaldo Herrera Moot Court Competition. She also worked as a Street Law volunteer for the Minnesota Justice Foundation by teaching legal rights and responsibilities to low-income and at-risk youth. 

Kara grew up in Colorado. When she is not practicing law, she enjoys yoga sculpt, spending time with her family, and serving as a student mentor.


  • Co-presenter, "Estate Planning Strategies for a Pandemic: Leveraging Uncertainty in a Locked-Down World,” Minnesota CLE, Live Webcast Seminar, June 22, 2021

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association New Lawyers Section, Diversity Committee Co-Chair, 2016-present

Community Involvement

  • Wills for Heroes, volunteer attorney, 2015-present
  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice and Mitchell Mentors, student mentor, 2015-present


  • “North Star Lawyers,” Minnesota State Bar Association (2015-2016, 2018)
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  • Minneapolis

    80 South Eighth Street
    500 IDS Center
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
F: 612.632.3245


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Court Memberships

  • Minnesota


William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2015

University of Denver, Daniels College of Business, B.S./B.A., 2010