Our Team


Chris Anderson


Chris Anderson is CEO of Generations Legal Services.   Chris and his wife Ann live in Maple Grove, MN. They have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. Chris enjoys spending time at the family cabin in Walker MN, along with hiking on the north shore of Minnesota and traveling to Jamaica for an occasional warm get away.

Chris has a long history of leadership positions in financial services, management consulting, estate planning and charitable giving. As a regular speaker and lecturer, Chris has a particular passion for serving one family at a time mobilizing estate planning and consulting in charitable giving. His time is often spent with non-profit leadership, boards, members of churches, higher net worth donors to non-profits, business owners and families who have a desire to grow their own assets while also helping those organizations they love.

Ann M Anderson Chief Financial Officer

Ann M. Anderson

Chief Financial Officer

Ann founded Generations Legal Services in 2011 after seeing a void in the estate planning process, leaving individuals exposed and not fully understanding what they had or how it was protected. She applies her twenty-plus years of experience working in Fortune 500 companies to deliver exceptional service and build lasting relationships with both clients and key partners. Ann holds a Resident Producer license in the state of Minnesota. In her free time, you can find her volunteering at a variety of animal rescues, spending time with her family or exploring beautiful places.

Jeff Liftin Vice President of Client Services

Jeff Litfin

Vice President of Client Services

As a Certified Estate Planner ™, Jeff works side by side with our attorney partners to provide each client with professional and comprehensive solutions. As our face to the client, Jeff utilizes his 30 years of public speaking, corporate communications, and business management experience to make the estate project process seamless. Jeff conducts GLS estate planning workshops and takes the lead role in client engagement. Clients appreciate Jeff’s ability to take complex legal topics and explain them in an easy-to-understand manner. No one helps families and individuals navigate the Bermuda Triangle of estate planning (legal, finance and tax) better than Jeff. In addition to his CEP® certification, Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from North Central University and a Minnesota Life, Accident and Health Insurance license.

Austin Line Vice President of Operations

Austin Line

Vice President of Operations

Austin joined Generations Legal Services in 2014 as a client service representative, and quickly advanced to project manager. Austin now leads the operations at Generations Legal Services. As operations manager, Austin’s primary responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company, working with various estate planning attorneys across the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Florida. He works on our clients’ behalf making sure the estate plan project moves effortlessly through the process from initial intake to document delivery. Austin believes quality service and clear communication is the foundation for each client to have a superior experience. Austin holds a Minnesota Producer license in the state of Minnesota. Outside of the office, Austin enjoys traveling and playing competitive softball.


Jake Schlegel

Estate Planning Representative

Jake Schlegel brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to service to his role at Generations Legal Services. With a strong foundation in ministering to families of all ages and providing comprehensive estate planning assistance, Jake is passionate about guiding families through the intricacies of estate planning with clarity, empathy, and tranquility. Beyond his professional endeavors, Jake finds joy in serving others within his church and spending quality time with his family in Maple Grove, MN, engaging in a diverse range of sports and outdoor activities. Driven by his core belief that prioritizing the needs of each individual person leads to the ultimate success for everyone involved, Jake embodies a customer-centric approach in all facets of his work.


Marisa Rangel

Customer Service Manager

Marisa joined Generations Legal Services in 2023 having over 15 years experience in customer service.  Her job is to coordinate meetings with clients after they have attended one of our workshops. Driven by a passion for organization and a commitment to delivering exceptional service, she is honored to play a role in helping individuals and families secure their legacies and protect their assets for future generations. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with family and friends, spending time outdoors, traveling, cooking, and trying new restaurants. 


Katie Copic

Operations Assistant

Katie and Carl live in Lakeland MN. Katie has 3 children and 4 grandchildren and loves hosting annual family events in their home.   Katie has always tried to create a place for family and friends to gather with "making memories" as a goal. She is an animal lover and has two dogs currently named Remi and Kacey. Katie and Carl like taking occasional breaks from work and family to hike the North Shore of Lake Superior.  

Katie has held a variety of positions usually leading some area of client service and office administration. Katie has a particular gift for making clients feel welcome and providing them the red-carpet experience that she demonstrates as a key employee to each team she has served.  Currently Katie provides scheduling, client service work, and executive administrative services to the Generations Legal Services team.    

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