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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I have had the undeserved blessing of knowing Brad in at least two national professional associations of estate planning lawyers. HIs dedication to his clients and his craft is unparalleled. I can also say that I have been unfairly advantaged by my relationship with him as both a colleague and friend. Brad is the lawyer every other lawyer should want to be - character and integrity above reproach with impeccable credentials, reputation, and professional acumen and the attorney who can take the most complex of issues and make them understandable to the most stubborn 5 year old. I unreservedly endorse Brad. Any client would be well-served by retaining him and any lawyer enriched by collaborating with him.
Steven Welch Estate planning Attorney
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|MO||Good Standing, Active||1976||01/08/2013|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Teacher, CLE Estate Planning Internship Program||University of Missouri- Kansas City||1995|
|Dean's Honor Scholar||Washington University School of Law||1976|
|Partner||Kohn Shands Elbert Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP||2009 - Present|
|Partner||Spencer Fane Britt & Browne, LLP||2001 - 2009|
|Partner||Dankenbring Greiman Osterholt & Hoffman||1996 - 2001|
|Shareholder||Newman Goldfarb Freyman Stevens & Klein, P.C.||1983 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section||member||2000 - Present|
|e.Planners Educational Alliance||President||1999 - Present|
|Missouri Bar, Probate and Trust Law Committee||Member||1977 - Present|
|Professional Education Systems, Inc.||How to Protect Assets during Life and Avoid Estate Tax at Death||2000|
|Washington University School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|University of Missouri, St. Louis||History||Other - Bachelors||1973|