Clayton W. Chan | Of Counsel

Email: [email protected] | Phone: 952.428.7815

Clayton W. Chan is an estate planning attorney who practices with the law firms of Chan, PLLC, and Carlson Estate Planning. Under the umbrella of these firms, Clayton guides his clients through all aspects of estate planning, including wills and trusts, elder law planning, probate and trust administration, incapacity planning, and business succession planning. Together, Clayton's estate planning expertise and KluzEvans' litigation experience ensure that clients are covered for the full range of the estate planning process, from the initial structuring of their estate plan to the resolution of disputes that develop into litigation.

Clayton represents clients in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, as well as throughout Minnesota. With a strong belief that families and relationships are an important part of preserving wealth and estates, he helps clients reach their emotional, family, financial, and tax-driven goals as an estate planning and succession planning attorney.

With a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Mr. Chan graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts Honors Division. He completed the major coursework requirements for a Master of Business Taxation from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. In 2000, he earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he graduated cum laude.

In 2020, Clayton was selected as a Minnesota Super Lawyer, in the area of trusts and estates. In 2007, Mr. Chan was named by Minnesota Lawyer as an Up & Coming Attorney, and he is Lead Counsel rated. He is admitted to practice in the state of Minnesota and represents clients across a wide variety of backgrounds from young couples starting their financial journey to well established Fortune 500 top level executives and large farm owners.  Mr. Chan also represents closely held business owners and their business succession planning needs. Additionally, Clayton represents clients in probate and trust administration matters.

An active member of his community, Mr. Chan is a past mentor for the University of Minnesota Law School’s Winthrop & Weinstine Minority Mentorship Program, the University of St. Thomas School of Law’s Mentorship Program and the Minneapolis Edison High School’s writing program designed to help disadvantaged youth members of the community. He is also former vice president and co-founder of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals.