Karl M. Tsuchiya

Karl Tsuchiya is a partner at Hellmuth & Johnson practicing in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Real Estate Law, Landlord/Tenant Law, Homeowners Associations, and Business Formation & Development.

Karl strives to build lasting connections with clients built on respect, trust and ease of communication, getting to know you as a person in order to best understand your legal matter. He offers honest, objective, and realistic legal analysis that serves your best interest as his primary concern. He is considerate of your timeline and decision process within the limits of any external factors inherent to your legal matter. He respects your time and money, and works to make his legal advice worth your investment.

As your attorney, Karl works to get a thorough understanding of your individual circumstances and legal needs. He is skilled in both big picture and detailed thinking to help you best manage all aspects of your legal matter. He is efficient without losing personability, and values providing relevant education to deepen your understanding of your legal issue, helping you make well-informed choices.

Prior to joining the firm, Karl worked at a firm in Wayzata for nearly 10 years.

Karl received his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN and his B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN where he majored in Business. He is licensed to practice in Minnesota State Courts.


  • Administered a complex Probate matter involving over 120 individual residential properties and business interests and transitioning business to a path to success
  • Legal counsel for small and mid-sized business owners
  • Trust administration for minors and vulnerable adults
  • Commercial and residential real estate transactions
  • Resolve multiple title defects for purchased and inherited real estate
  • Helped families navigate the painful loss of a loved one
  • Estate planning and trust formation for everyday families

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Thought Leadership


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, MN State Bar Association


  • Former Commission Chair, City of Chanhassen Park & Recreation Commission

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