About Us

Matthew J. McClenahan, Esq.

  • Licensed to practice law before all courts in the State of Minnesota
  • Licensed to practice before the federal courts in the following districts:
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin – 2001
  • B.S. in Biological Science, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa – 1997

Attorney Matthew McClenahan is a native of Woodbury, Minnesota and frequent speaker on estate planning, gift and estate taxation, cabin planning, and business succession topics. He has a Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a member of the Probate and Trust Law Sections of the Minnesota State Bar and Hennepin County Bar Associations. Matt is licensed to practice law before all courts in the State of Minnesota.

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Thomas J. Vandermause

  • Paralegal

Tom was raised in Madison, WI and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2001. He has extensive office administration experience from several years of leading the scheduling and authorization team for the University of Colorado Heath – North Sleep Labs and, since relocating to Minnesota in 2021, has since enjoyed his transition to the role of paralegal. Tom looks forward to helping you create or update your Estate Plan; or to be a helpful hand with your Probate or Trust Administration.

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Sarah Olson

  • Law Student

Sarah Olson is a current Mitchell Hamline School of Law student who will be graduating
in May of 2025. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Mankato with a
Bachelor of Science in Accounting and worked in the tax area in both public accounting
and corporate. While working in the tax industry, she earned a Masters in Business
Taxation from the University of Minnesota-Carlson School of Management. After taking
some time off to raise her family, she went to work for a mid-size commercial
construction company as a controller and ran her solely-owned project management
company for over ten years. Sarah spends most of her free time hanging out with her four kids and her yellow lab, Charlie, and is an avid reader. Sarah is looking forward to using her business experience
as she works with clients in their estate planning.

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Oksana Maher

  • Legal Assistant

Oksana Maher grew up in Cottage Grove, MN and earned her Bachelor of Science at Winona State University, graduating with a double major of Public Administration and Political Science in 2016. Prior to starting at Orchard Law, Oksana worked in both government and nonprofit settings. She enjoys spending time with her husband, woodworking, and traveling.