Courtney Sebo Savica - Minnesota Attorney

Courtney Sebo Savica

Courtney Sebo Savica

Courtney Sebo Savica, a Senior Attorney and Rochester native, is both a litigator and an estate planning attorney. Ms. Sebo Savica represents both large companies and individuals in a number of estate planning, litigation and transactional matters, offering her clients candid, practical advice to achieve their legal goals.

 

Before joining Wendland Utz, Ms. Sebo Savica owned and operated her own law practice in the Twin Cities. She has also served as an attorney at a large litigation-defense law firm and served as legal counsel at a small firm representing governmental entities. Prior to that, she served as a Minnesota Court of Appeals law clerk for The Honorable Gordon Shumaker and The Honorable Lawrence B. Stauber, Jr.


Practice areas

 

Estate Planning & Administration

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Gift and Estate Tax Planning
  • Family and business succession planning
  • Probate Avoidance
  • Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney
  • Probate and Trust Estate Administration
  • Probate and Trust Estate Litigation
  • Estate planning for blended families

Litigation

  • Probate and Trust Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Business and Corporate Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • General Civil Litigation

Real Estate

  • Land Development and Construction Contract
  • Commercial and Residential Purchase Agreements
  • Commercial and Residential Leases
  • Easements and Licenses
  • Title Examinations and Clearance of Title Issues
  • Real Estate Financing

Business & Corporate

  • Corporation, LLC and Partnership Formation
  • Business Sale, Purchaser and Merger and Acquisition
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Business Governance Structure
  • Entity Dissolution
  • Employment

Employment

  • Employment Handbooks and Policies
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Employment contracts and Noncompete Agreements
  • Severance Agreements


Education & Professional

University of St. Thomas (B.A., 2002)
William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., 2010)
Judicial Law Clerk, Minnesota Court of Appeals
Admitted to bar, Minnesota; U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Ms. Sebo Savica has been a frequent speaker on estate planning issues, presenting at the Minnesota CLE Planning & Drafting for the Small Estate CLE and the Minnesota CLE Complete Estate Planning Lawyer CLE. She co-authored a chapter entitled Navigating Family Dynamics for The Complete Estate Planning Lawyer’s Quick Answer Book.

Ms. Sebo Savica is a member of the Rochester Estate Planning Council, the Hennepin County Bar Association Civil Litigation Section, the Olmsted County Bar Association, and the Minnesota State Bar Association Probate & Trust Section.

Ms. Sebo Savica is a professor of law at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where she teaches Property, Evidence, and legal writing.


Personal Interests

Ms. Sebo Savica enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband and three nieces. Ms. Sebo Savica speaks French and Italian. She started learning Italian when she met her husband, who was born and raised in Sicily. Ms. Sebo Savica enjoys traveling to Sicily every year to visit her husband’s family. She also enjoys golfing, reading, watching movies, and listening to podcasts.

Ms. Sebo Savica is active in the community and is currently a member of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce.