Thomas M. Fafinski

Thomas Fafinski

Thomas M. Fafinski


Law School:

Tom graduated 13th in his class cum laude at William Mitchell College of Law in 1991 and was also a cum laude graduate of the College of St. Thomas, with a BA in Finance.


More about Tom:

  • for Tom’s podcast. Tom’s professional web page at
  • Serves as a subject matter expert for IT Nation Evolve presenting on various issues confronting managed service providers
  • a facilitator for 2 Allied Executive CEO/business leader peer groups which meet monthly on business owner/operator issues since 2008
  • a facilitator for several estate and business law firm peer groups from across the country with EPiC ( which is an outgrowth of a joint venture with Virtus Law and WealthCounsel
  • served as Chairperson of Community Involvement Program, a $40M non-profit organization helping those with disabilities achieve their greatest life for 3 years
  • served as Chairperson of the Parish Pastoral Council and Parish Administrative Committee for St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church in Eagan for 4 years
  • a continuing education instructor relating to advanced estate planning concepts, especially for investors, through Kaplan Education
  • a past continuing education instructor for WealthCounsel (has taught nearly 50 program hours), former member of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement Upper Midwest, Roundbank Advisory Council, member of Dakota County Technical College Entrepreneurship Program Advisory Council
  • former MNSCU faculty
  • He has been frequently published – nationally through the WealthCounsel Quarterly, Dakota County Tribune, Star Tribune and various newsletters. Tom has also been featured on  radio show “Cover your Assets”, as well as a guest speaker on multiple episodes of MSP Radio and many podcasts. He is a contributor and member of the national asset protection, tax and estate planning organization, Wealth Counsel. He is admitted in State and Federal Court for Minnesota.
  • Most importantly
    • proud father of 3 exceptional children and 3 average dogs
    • the lucky guy who got to be husband of Amy Kadow Fafinski

Tom practices in the areas of estate planning and serving managed service providers.  In the course of serving client, Tom designs simple to advance estate planning strategies, business succession plans and is very involved with creating master service agreements for MSPs geared toward revenue generation.


Tom cherishes spending time with his family and extended family and enjoys reading mystery and suspense novels, golf, his dogs (for the most part) and attending sporting events. Tom is also a die-hard Bruce Springsteen fan.