Anne Paape, J.D.

Managing Director & General Counsel, Meristem Trust Company

Anne Paape serves as Vice-President of Meristem Trust Company and works alongside the Wealth Advisory team to provide internal guidance in the areas of estate, gift, trust, and wealth transfer. She also serves as General Counsel of Meristem Trust Company advising on various aspects of trust and fiduciary matters. Anne brings over 10 years of experience as a trust and estate attorney to Cresset.

Anne previously served as Partner at Gray, Plant, Mooty where her experience involved high net-worth estate planning, estate and gift tax planning, closely-held business advising and trust and estate litigation. She earned a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School and a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in sociology from St. Catherine University.

Anne has received many professional recognitions, including being named “Up and Coming Attorney” by Minnesota Lawyer, “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association, “40 Under 40” by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, “Real Power 50” by Minnesota Business, and “Minnesota Rising Star” for five consecutive years by Thompson Reuters.

She is actively engaged with a variety of civic and charitable organizations and serves as a pro bono attorney for the Minnesota State Bar Association chapter of Wills for Heroes and the Minnesota AIDS project.