Cynthia Tolan, JD
Cindy serves as Trust Officer and works closely with families, guiding them through the estate and trust administration process. She has extensive experience with the administration of decedent estates and trusts created for the ongoing benefit of beneficiaries, as well as guardianships for both minor children and disabled adults. Before joining MTC, Cindy worked in private practice in the areas of estate and trust administration, estate planning, and elder law. In addition, she represented clients in the areas of real estate, land use and general corporate transactions. During her time in private practice, Cindy was the co-chair of the firm’s Elder Law Group, where she advised families on proper planning for assisting elders in health care decision-making, helped families navigate adult guardianships, and provided guidance in protecting and preserving their assets. She has been a frequent speaker on issues relating to estate planning, powers of attorney and transfers of assets at death. Cindy is a former Iowa Assistant Attorney General and worked as a Human Rights Officer for the Missouri Commission of Human Rights. She also has experience as in-house counsel for a real estate development company and was an instructor at Durham Technical Community College in the Paralegal Technology program.
Cindy obtained both her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Juris Doctorate degrees from University of Iowa. She served as member of the Oncology Council of Advisors at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Children’s Hospital.