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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.


Practice areas


  1. Trusts: 30%
    33 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    33 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Business: 15%
    33 years, 100 cases
  4. Probate: 15%
    33 years, 150 cases
  5. Tax: 10%
    33 years, 100 cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Ian William Hasegawa

    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.


    Ian Hasegawa Trusts Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • John M O'Brien

    I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community.


    John O'Brien Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Estate Plan Strategies, LLC

231 S. Bemiston Avenue
Suite 1020
St. Louis, MO, 63105


MOGood Standing, Active197401/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV (highest Preeminent) Rated 1988 - PresentMartindale-Hubbell2014
Five Star Wealth AdvisorFive Star2012
Five Star Wealth AdvisorFive Star2011
Five Star Wealth AdvisorFive Star2010
Five Star Wealth AdvisorFive Star2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/AttorneyEstate Plan Strategies, LLc2001 - Present
Partner/AttorneyStone, Leyton & Gershmin, P.C.1995 - 2001
Partner/AttorneyWittner, Poger, Rosenblum & Spewak, P.C.1994 - 1995
Partner/AttorneySpewak, Maylack & Carmody, P.C.1991 - 1994
Partner/AttorneyPopkin & Stern1985 - 1991
Partner/AttorneySchramm, Pines & Spewak1980 - 1985
Military Officer/AttorneyUnited States Air Force Jag1974 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Society of Financial Service Professionals - St. Louis ChapterPresident2010 - Present
WealthCounsel Advisors ForumN/A2006 - Present
WealthCounselN/A2005 - Present
Estate Planning Council of St. LouisN/A1980 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1979 - Present
Missouri BarN/A1974 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
St. Louis Small Business MonthlyHow Successful CEOs Keep the Business in the Family2012
St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine MagazineWhat You Need to Know About Asset Protection2012
Published by Wealth Builders Press, LLCEstate Planning Strategies2009
Published by Quantum PressLove, Money, Control: Reinventing Estate Planning2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawLL.M - Master of Laws1979
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
Drake University Law SchoolLawBS - Bachelor of Science1971