Corenia Kollasch Walz

Corenia Kollasch Walz

Rochester, Minnesota

I grew up in Northwest Iowa, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) from Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, Iowa.


I earned my Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1991.  While in law school, I met my husband, Brent.  We married in 1996 and have two children.  I earned my Masters of Law in Taxation (L.L.M) from the University of Alabama School of Law.  I practiced law for many years as a partner with Pemberton, Sorlie, Rufer and Kershner, L.L.P in Fergus Falls, Minnesota; where I practiced primarily in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, and real estate. 


I moved with my family to Rochester, Minnesota, and joined Rodney D. Anderson Law Offices, L.L.C in 2013. I have substantial experience drafting estate plans for people from every walk of life.  I have drafted many estate plans dealing with complex estate planning issues; and have drafted estate plans for numerous non US citizens with assets in other countries. My education and experience with taxation issues are valuable resources for our clients. I find the challenges involved in preparing estate and gift tax returns rewarding.    I enjoy getting to know my clients.  It is my goal to provide understandable, complete, and timely service to our clients.


Community service is important to me.  I currently serve on the Season’s Hospice Board of Trustees, where I serve on the Executive Committee and will serve as President.  I am a member of the Greater Rochester Rotary Club, where I serve on the Executive Committee.  I am involved with Wills for Heroes; a program where attorneys prepare wills, health care directives and powers of attorney, free of charge, for military members, fire fighters, police officers and first responders, and their loved ones.  I enjoy giving presentations in the community on estate planning and estate administration topics. 


In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, and baking.  I follow University of Alabama football.  Roll Tide!



Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives
  • Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Income Taxation
  • Probate and Trust Estate Administration
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Formation of Business Organizations
  • Lifetime Gifting
  • Pre-marital and Post-nuptial Agreements

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1991
  • South Dakota, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2000
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2012


  • University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, South Dakota
    • Juris Doctorate - 1991
    • Honors: Sterling Honor Graduate
    • Honors: Moot Court Board 1990-1991
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • Masters of Law in Taxation (L.L. M.) magna cum laude - 2012
  • Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, Iowa
    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) magna cum laude - 1987
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Minnesota Probate and Trust Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Olmsted County Bar Association
  • South Dakota Bar Association