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Bradford Lee Stevens

Bradford Lee Stevens

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate

About Me

Bradford L. Stevens serves his clients by implementing estate and business plans that reflect the client’s goals, hopes, dreams and expectations. As a business and estate planning counsel, he crafts plans for individuals and businesses to help them succeed and prosper.

A native of St. Louis, his roots are deep in the community. After graduating from Webster Groves High School in 1969, he attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis where he graduated in 1973 with a B.A., magna cum laude. He then went on to obtain his Juris Doctors Degree from Washington University School of Law in 1976.

Brad practices in the areas of estate planning, tax, probate, real estate and business law. He is a frequent lecturer to various organizations and has given numerous seminars to accounting professionals, financial planners, insurance professionals and the public.

He is a founding member and currently serves as President of the e.Planners Educational Alliance, a nonprofit educational think tank. The purpose of the Alliance is to expand estate planning knowledge and expertise of its members in order to serve the needs of clients and the dignity of the legal profession.

Brad is a coauthor of How to Protect Assets during Life and Avoid Estate Tax at Death (2002) and Trust and Asset Protection Alternatives in Missouri (2000). He also coauthored a Practical Skills Workshop on Living Trust - Centered Estate Planning (1994) and Missouri Practice Probate (1992). He is a member of the Probate and Trust Section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Probate and Trust Committee of the Missouri Bar, and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section of the American Bar Association.

Brad is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Tax Court.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Estate Planning: 53%
  2. Business: 34%
  3. Real Estate: 13%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Larry Robert Bray

    I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Highest character and integrity.

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    Larry Bray Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Richard H. Foley, Jr.

    I have a professional and personal relationship with Brad. I know him to be a man who is willing to take extra time and go the extra mile for his clients, his friends and his colleagues. I highly endorse Brad because he brings a high level of knowledge, experience and compassion to bear in every case. Brad is personable, friendly and easy to get along with. These are great attributes in an estate and business planning lawyer.

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    Richard Foley, Jr. Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Shands Elbert Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP

1 North Brentwood Blvd.
Suite 800 Shaw Park Plaza
Saint Louis, MO, 63105-3925

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MOGood Standing, Active197601/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Teacher, CLE Estate Planning Internship ProgramUniversity of Missouri- Kansas City1995
Dean's Honor ScholarWashington University School of Law1976

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKohn Shands Elbert Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP2009 - Present
PartnerSpencer Fane Britt & Browne, LLP2001 - 2009
PartnerDankenbring Greiman Osterholt & Hoffman1996 - 2001
ShareholderNewman Goldfarb Freyman Stevens & Klein, P.C.1983 - 1996

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Sectionmember2000 - Present
e.Planners Educational AlliancePresident1999 - Present
Missouri Bar, Probate and Trust Law CommitteeMember1977 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Professional Education Systems, Inc.How to Protect Assets during Life and Avoid Estate Tax at Death2000

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor1976
University of Missouri, St. LouisHistoryB.A., magnu cum laude1973