February 3rd, 2014 was a Monday; it was also my first day back from my honeymoon and it was very, very cold outside. I was newly married and had just left six years of estate and trust administration behind with plans to start a new estate planning law firm. Countless miles, meetings, conversations, and introductions later, and suddenly it’s been two years. Thank you, all of you, for making the first two years of Stone Arch Law Office, PLLC what it is.


I can’t imagine a better bunch of colleagues, clients, and friends. I have no plans to do anything but this work forever, and I hope I can continue to help you and those who mean so much to you with their planning in a way that is friendly, accessible, and within a budget. As always, please let me know what I can do to help. I’m looking forward to a great 2016 (and beyond) with all of you.


Philip J. Ruce creates wills and trusts for families who want to feel secure that their loved ones are cared for. Philip is a trust and estate attorney based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Philip is the author of Trustee University: The Guidebook to Best Practices for Family Trustees, available at Amazon.com in paperback or Kindle edition (free chapter available here!). He also works with trustees and beneficiaries who need help with their trusts. You can contact him here.