Paul D. Brown

Paul D. Brown

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Paul grew up in the Boston area and is a graduate of The College of the Holy Cross.  After moving to Minnesota, he graduated with honors from William Mitchell College of Law.  During his years in practice, Paul has focused on estate planning for families, small business and farm families. 

Early in his career, Paul took his practice mobile. He has clients from Duluth to Milwaukee, and everywhere in between. “Chandler and Brown provides its clients a certain level of expertise; I’ve focused my practice on estate planning and trust and probate administration for 30 years. I have found I can provide great value by bringing that experience and specialization outside of the metro area, throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.”

A practice area that has really grown recently for Paul is family farm planning. “Generally speaking, farmers want their family farm to be an asset for the entire family for multiple generations. This is an area I have really been able to help clients maximize the potential of their biggest and most prized asset in a way that can protect the farm for generations.”

As the managing partner of Chandler and Brown, Ltd., Paul leads with a family focus rarely achieved in the legal community. “I’m proud that I was able to coach both of my children’s basketball and soccer teams throughout their childhoods while growing a successful legal practice. I want all the professionals at Chandler and Brown to have balance in their lives between work and family. After all, estate planning is about family—it’s important to work with a law firm that understands that.”

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Probate
  • Administration
  • Trust Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1982


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude - 1982
  • College of the Holy Cross
    • B.A. cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association