Meet Laura

About Attorney Laura E. Cowan

Attorney Laura Cowan’s estate planning practice focuses on helping individuals and families make important decisions today to avoid unnecessary pain and conflict tomorrow. She understands how complicated the estate planning process can be and guides her clients to ensure that their loved ones are taken care of and their final wishes are carried out. 

Laura’s expertise includes family protection, wealth preservation, and values-based planning, as well as planning strategies for unmarried couples and divorced individuals. Whether you are married or single, with a traditional family or blended one, just starting out or looking back on a life well-lived, Laura will help you craft a plan that achieves your goals today and for years to come.

Laura received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Iowa State University and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. As a first-year law student, Laura won the Best Oralist Award in her Legal Research and Writing course. She was an Associate Editor on the Journal of Law & Inequality and a recipient of the L. Charles and Lillian Gay Endowment Fund Scholarship. Laura interned for The Honorable Joan N. Ericksen, District Judge, District of Minnesota during her second year of law school. A former CPA with experience at Ernst & Young and Goldman Sachs, Laura is uniquely qualified to guide her clients through the often confusing maze of estate planning.. 

Laura was named a Rising Star™ by Super Lawyers™ in 2019 and 2020, an award reserved for the top 2.5% of attorneys in New York. She was ranked the “2nd Best Estate Planning Attorney in New York” in 2019 by Yelp out of over 800 attorneys, and was featured as a “Top Woman Attorney in New York” in the March 21, 2020 issue of the New York Times. Laura has spoken at the UN Headquarters on estate planning for non-citizens and has been published in Forbes. A frequent speaker at schools, workplaces, and churches, Laura enjoys educating her community on the benefits of estate planning.

An entrepreneur and advocate for small business owners, Laura is the Founder & CEO of She’s Having a Business!, a consulting firm helping women entrepreneurs nationwide have a legally sound business so they can be self-sufficient, empowered, and happy.

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