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Steven B. Spewak, founder of Estate Plan Strategies, LLC, has been engaged in the private practice of law as an attorney in the metropolitanSt. Louis,Missouri, area for more than 25 years. He founded Estate Plan Strategies, LLC in May, 2001, after many years as a partner with prominentSt. Louislaw firms where he concentrated his practice in the field of estate planning.
With this wealth of knowledge and experience, Estate Plan Strategies, LLC works with its clients to preserve wealth and protect assets while achieving personal and family objectives, minimizing taxes and providing comfort and peace of mind with the planning that takes place.
Mr. Spewak obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting fromDrakeUniversityand his law degree from theUniversityofMissouriatKansas Citywhere he graduated "with distinction". Following law school, he served four years as a lawyer in the Judge Advocate General Corp of the United States Air Force. Upon completion of his military commitment, he returned to school at the National Law Center of The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where he earned a graduate law degree (LL.M.) in Tax Law.
Mr. Spewak has authored numerous articles in professional journals and speaks frequently before professional and civic groups about estate planning, business succession planning and asset protection. He was recognized as a 2012 Five Star Wealth Advisor by St. Louis Magazine for the third time in the last four years and was recognized in the February, 2012, St. Louis Small Business Monthly as a top attorney who can help businesses in St. Louis. He is also a co-author of the authoritative book on estate planning, Love, Money, Control; Reinventing Estate Planning, published by Quantum Press, and a contributing author to the recently released book, Estate Planning Strategies, published by Wealth Builders Press, LLC. Mr. Spewak is a member of the Probate and Trust Committees of The Missouri Bar and The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and a member of the Wealth Counsel network of estate planning attorneys.
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I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Spewak. We have worked with Steven as co-counsel and are delighted with the care and expertise he provides to clients. He is a trusted and experienced attorney in the St. Louis area. Whether you are in need of a simple review of existing planning, or have more complex estate and business planning needs, Steven will provide you with excellent advice, service and support.
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|MO||Good Standing, Active||1974||01/08/2013|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV (highest Preeminent) Rated 1988 - Present||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Five Star Wealth Advisor||Five Star||2012|
|Five Star Wealth Advisor||Five Star||2011|
|Five Star Wealth Advisor||Five Star||2010|
|Five Star Wealth Advisor||Five Star||2008|
|Owner/Attorney||Estate Plan Strategies, LLc||2001 - Present|
|Partner/Attorney||Stone, Leyton & Gershmin, P.C.||1995 - 2001|
|Partner/Attorney||Wittner, Poger, Rosenblum & Spewak, P.C.||1994 - 1995|
|Partner/Attorney||Spewak, Maylack & Carmody, P.C.||1991 - 1994|
|Partner/Attorney||Popkin & Stern||1985 - 1991|
|Partner/Attorney||Schramm, Pines & Spewak||1980 - 1985|
|Military Officer/Attorney||United States Air Force Jag||1974 - 1978|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Society of Financial Service Professionals - St. Louis Chapter||President||2010 - Present|
|WealthCounsel Advisors Forum||N/A||2006 - Present|
|WealthCounsel||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Estate Planning Council of St. Louis||N/A||1980 - Present|
|State Bar of California||N/A||1979 - Present|
|Missouri Bar||N/A||1974 - Present|
|St. Louis Small Business Monthly||How Successful CEOs Keep the Business in the Family||2012|
|St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine Magazine||What You Need to Know About Asset Protection||2012|
|Published by Wealth Builders Press, LLC||Estate Planning Strategies||2009|
|Published by Quantum Press||Love, Money, Control: Reinventing Estate Planning||2002|
|George Washington University National Law Center||Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||1979|
|University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1973|
|Drake University Law School||Law||BS - Bachelor of Science||1971|