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Gust_Laura Minneapolis

150 S 5th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402




Laura C. Gust, CPA, CSEP


With more than 25 years of experience, Laura Gust is a director in the private client tax services group and leads the estate and trust group for the Minnesota region. She focuses on estate, trust, and gift areas; individual tax planning and compliance; and nonprofit entities.


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • AEP® Accredited Estate Planner
  • Certified Specialist in Estate Planning

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) - Member
  • National Association of Estate Planners & Councils - Member
  • Twin Cities Estate Planning Council - Member
  • MNCPA Estate and Financial Planning Task Force - Member
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN) - Member


Private Client Services

Areas of Focus

  • Estate tax advising, reporting, and return preparation
  • Trust tax planning and compliance
  • Gift tax advising and reporting
  • Charitable planning
  • Complex individual tax planning and compliance for high-net-worth individuals
  • Review of trust documents to determine proper trust classification, distribution provisions, beneficiaries, and appropriate state filings
  • Preparation of decedents’ final income tax returns and consideration of special issues and elections
  • Tax return preparation and distribution planning for private foundations
  • Tax return preparation and advising for nonprofit entities


University of Wisconsin-River Falls
  • Bachelor of science degree in accounting