Robert W. Bigwood

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Assistant: Karel Odegard

Practice Groups
 ●  Real Estate Law
 ●  Estate Planning
 ●  Corporate Law

 

What Rob's Clients Say

  • "It’s quite apparent that Robert Bigwood is very well versed in the field of real estate.  His knowledge and experience are reassuring for a client when entering into transactions which are out of the ordinary.  I strongly recommend Robert Bigwood for your real estate needs."

  • "From the time of the initial consultation, Rob outlined the steps needed to complete the transaction which was much more complicated than a simple buy/sell agreement.  I am well satisfied and will definitely utilize Rob again for future transactions."


MSBA Certified Real Estate Law Specialist


Rob is a real property law specialist focusing
on real estate law, representing his clients in
buying, selling, and structuring businesses and
real estate, commercial litigation, and property
disputes.  He also maintains a significant estate
planning, trusts and estates practice. 

Rob is a Board Certified Real Property Law
Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar
Association. Less than two percent of Minnesota
attorneys have received this certification. 
Rob has been a certified specialist since 1990,
and has extensive experience and training in
real estate law.  Rob is currently a member
of the Real Property Council of the State Bar
Association. 

A native of Fergus Falls, Rob received his
Bachelor's degree cum laude in three years
from the University of Minnesota in
Minneapolis.  He attended the U of M Law
School and received his law degree in 1980
before returning to Fergus Falls to join his distinguished hometown firm. 

In addition to his busy practice, Rob remains an active community volunteer and leader.  His leadership efforts include: serving as the current President for both the Fergus Falls Area College Foundation and the Fergus Falls Area Community Foundation, Past President of Lakeland Hospice, United Way of Ottertail County, his Kiwanis Club, and the Fergus Falls YMCA.  Additionally, he has served as a United Way campaign leader, and helped to lead the YMCA building expansion. 

Rob and his wife, Gretchen, are active members of Grace United Methodist Church.  They both have a background in competitive swimming and enjoyed watching their three, now grown, children participate in the sport.  They now spend time helping other children enjoy the sport.  In addition, Rob enjoys singing in a men's chorus and with his church choir.