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Areas of Practice

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Divorce
  • Medical Assistance
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Directives
  • Business Law
  • Elder Law
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Guardianships / Conservatorships
  • Real Estate Transfers and Planning
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Tax Preparation
  • Collections



Welcome to Obenland & Nelson - Law Offices

The law offices of Obenland & Nelson are located on the shores of beautiful Lake Minnewaska in the central Minnesota community of Glenwood.

Obenland & Nelson maintains a diverse client base consisting of individuals, small business owners, farmers, corporations, and municipalities in the practice areas of real estate, trusts and estates, business succession planning, estate and tax planning, business entities, personal injury, and general civil practice.

Our clients receive quality representation utilizing professionalism, capability and sound judgment for their individualized situations.

Ours is a unique law firm, offering tax preparation to individuals, farmers, small business owners, trusts, and estates.



Obenland & Nelson Law Office - Established in 1938
Obenland & Nelson has been a stable, reliable provider of quality legal services since the office was started in Glenwood by Norvell Callaghan in 1938.


The office was closed for four years while Mr. Callaghan was in active service during the Second World War. Upon his return from military service, Mr. Callaghan was joined in his practice by Howard Groven. In 1962, the firm again expanded with the addition of C. David Nelson. The firm’s tradition as a stable provider of quality legal services has continued with the addition of current partners Bruce Obenland in 1972 and Neil Nelson in 2007.  


Our continuity assures our clients of an attorney/client relationship that is conscientious, personal, and professional.



Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Divorce, Medical Assistance, Powers of Attorney

A large part of our long term success in being a stable and reliable provider of legal services rests with our legal assistants, Judy Anderson, Wendy Ingersoll, and Brittany Berscheit.  Their dedication and professionalism has been pivotal to our success as a firm and enables us to provide the best quality legal services to our clients.