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Mary Frances Morland Price

Moss & Barnett

Mary Frances Morland Price

Moss & Barnett

Mary Frances Morland Price

Moss & Barnett

Mary Frances Price is a principal at Moss & Barnett. She is a graduate of Mitchell Hamline College of Law and received her undergraduate degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Mary Frances has been licensed to practice law since 2005 and has counseled and advised hundreds of clients on their estate, tax and elder care plans.

Mary Frances focuses her practice on serving individuals and families who are establishing an estate plan, revising an existing estate plan, or dealing with the legal, medical and financial impacts of aging, chronic illness and disability. She has been accredited to practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs since 2008. Since that time, she has counseled and advised veterans and their families on accessing state and federal VA benefits. She is the author of the chapter on Veterans Benefits for the Elder Law Handbook published by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education since 2012. Accordingly, her peers have recognized her as a leader in planning for veteran’s benefits.

Mary Frances is a frequent speaker and community educator on a range of estate and elder law issues, including estate planning, asset protection, medical assistance planning and veteran’s benefits. She has been a guest presenter for Mt. Olivet Day Services, University of Minnesota, North Memorial, Minnesota Veterans Home, Cargill, Best Buy, Park Nicollet, 7500 York Cooperative in Edina, Park Nicollet Memory Club, the Alzheimer’s Association, and many others.

Mary Frances is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Elder Law Section and is licensed to practice in Minnesota State Court. She was nominated to the Elder Law Governing Council in 2012 and is currently serving on the Education Committee. She has served as Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Section. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and the Board for the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Minnesota Chapter. Mary Frances is accredited to practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs and has also served as faculty for the Probate and Trust Section of the Bar since 2012. In her personal time, Mary Frances is serving as Vice President for the Twin Cities Youth Rowing Club, a non-profit youth rowing organization based in Eden Prairie, MN.

Mary Frances has been named to the Minnesota Super Lawyer list for her excellence in practice in 2012-2015 as a Rising Star and in 2019- 2022 as a Super Lawyer in Elder Law.

Firm Description

Moss & Barnett is a nationally recognized, full-service law firm with office in Minneapolis and St. Cloud. Mary Frances Price is part of the Estate and Tax Group and focuses her practice on Elder Law and Estate Planning. She has extensive experience working with families managing chronic illness, memory loss, and disabilities. Mary Frances provides guidance to families that are trying to figure out how to access quality care, make transitions after rehab, paying for care, protecting assets, and having the right legal documents in place. She is a recognized leader in Medicaid and Veterans Benefits planning. 

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Monday 8:00 AM 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM 4:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM 4:30 PM

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150 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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