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Jan M. Zender

Jan M. Zender has established her expertise in the transfer of real estate. Whether buying, selling, inheriting or devising, Jan ensures that her client’s transactions occur as smoothly as possible.  She has spent the past thirty years researching, drafting and recording deeds to parcels throughout Southern Minnesota within her role as a closing agent of real estate sales, or as an estate planner.  Jan serves both individual and commercial clients locally and at the firm’s Lake Crystal and Madelia branch offices.  Jan’s practice also includes probate, elder law, and adoption matters.

Jan served for six years as a member of the Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.  She is a long-time member of the St. James Rotary, and has led the organization in a variety of positions, including President.  She is an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, and has served on the Wellspring Faith in Action nonprofit board.  She was also a board member for the St. James Memorial Hospital/St. James Health Services.  Jan’s hobbies include gardening and reading.

Practice Areas

  • Real estate
  • Probate
  • Estate planning
  • Guardianships
  • Adoptions
  • Elder Law


University of Minnesota, J.D., 1985
University of Minnesota-Duluth
St. Cloud State University, B.A., 1979


1985, Minnesota


Watonwan County, Sixth District and Minnesota State Bar Associations, Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility
Board Member, 2005 – Present.


Grey Eagle, Minnesota, November 9, 1956


108 Armstrong Boulevard S.
St. James, Minnesota 56081-1760
Telephone: 507-375-3352
Fax: 507-375-4483