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Robert John Linhares

Estate planning Attorney at Clayton, MO

5.0   17 reviews

also known as Bob Linhares

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  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 35 years
    Missouri - MO 35 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    33%
    Wills, beneficiary deeds, transfer- or payable-on-death designations, revocable trusts, financial and healthcare powers of attorney are important estate planning tools that help you protect your family and friends.

    29 years, 500 cases

  2. Business
    30%
    I can help you form an LLC or corporation; determine if a C corporation, a Sub S corporation, partnership or a “disregarded entity” works best for tax purposes; prepare your Operating Agreement; and represent your business in other matters.

    35 years, 500 cases

  3. Probate
    15%
    When a person dies and leaves a house, accounts or other assets, there likely may be a need to open a probate estate or a small estate. A Will must be filed within 1 year, or a Petition for Determination of Heirs if more than 1 year.

    29 years, 75 cases

  4. Real estate
    12%
    I represent buyers and sellers of residential and commercial real estate, prepare deeds, contracts and leases, and represent you in matters regarding boundary disputes, easements, eminent domain or property damage.

    29 years, 100 cases

  5. Elder law
    10%
    Estate planning for seniors, Medicaid/VA protection planning, Medicaid crisis planning, and special needs trusts for seniors and disabled individuals to protect assets and preserve government benefits.

    8 years, 10 cases

I AM AN ATTORNEY WITH 31 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH CLIENTS IN THE AREAS OF PROBATE ESTATES, ESTATE PLANNING, ELDER LAW, BUSINESS FORMATION AND REPRESENTATION, AND REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS, AND I AM LICENSED IN MISSOURI AND ILLINOIS.

Hello and thank you for viewing my profile. My name is Bob Linhares. I have been married to my wife, Megan, since 1986. We have lived in Florissant, MO, since 1988. We have three children and they have been a true blessing and joy to us. When our kids were young we were actively involved in their sports and school activities, volunteering as coaches and serving on many parish and school comittees at Sacred Heart, our parish family here in Florissant. We remain active in our parish and community in many different ways. Megan and I like to get out and enjoy nature as often as possible. One thing we always enjoyed as a family was our annual vacation. Over the years we have hung out at the beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida, stayed in some great cottages along Lake Michigan, hiked the Grand Canyon and climbed 14,000-ft. peaks in Colorado. I  enjoy the sport of archery and occassionaly like to get out and hunt with my long bow. 

I have been an attorney since 1988 and am licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois. I have been a partner at Rebman, Linhares & Beachem, P.C., since 1998. My partners, Joe Rebman and Greg Beachem are not only my law partners but are good friends and we do whatever we can to help each other. After many years of teaching pre-kindergarten my wife Megan joined our office in 2011 and now serves as our office manager and paralegal. Megan has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and also worked as a corporate writer for a number of years. She wears many hats at the office and they all fit her well!

I have tried a number of cases in State and Federal Court over the years, but the primary focus of my practice is now concentrated in three areas: 1) Estate Planning and Elder Care/Disability Law. I draft traditional estate planning documents such as Revocable Trusts, Wills, and General Durable Power of Attorney documents for financial and health care decisons. I also draft specialized estate planning documents that can help protect assets and in certain cases allow people to qualify for or remain on benefits such as Medicaid or Social Security Disability. For example I can meet with you to help determine if a Special Needs Trust might be of help to a person receiving some form of government disability benefits or whether an Irrevocable Trust might make sense as a planning tool for asset protection in the event skilled nursing care and Medicaid benefits are needed in the future. I am a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. 2) Probate Law. I have handled many probate estates over the years and can efficiently guide you through the probate system. Probate estates may involve a Will or a situation where the deceased left no Will. The estate may be large or it may involve less than $40,, in which case a Small Estate Affidavit may be used to speed up the process. Examples of other types of probate matters are Petition For Determination Of Heirs, Spousal Refusal Of Letter, Creditor Refusal Of Letters, and Guardianship and Conservatorship Estates. 3) Business and Real Estate Law. I can represent a Buyer or Seller in drafting and negotiating a Sale Contract, draft real property deeds and provide counsel in all types of real estate issues. I can help a business select the right type of entity and draft the needed documents to begin operation, such as the Operating Agreement for an LLC. I can also provide counsel to your business on everyday legal issues involving contracts and employment.

Awards

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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
2020

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Location

Rebman, Linhares & Beachem, P.C.
Robert John Linhares
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Florissant, MO
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Client's Choice 2020
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Posted by Patricia | October 25, 2022
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Wonderful!
This lawyer was very detailed and conscientious. He met all of our expectations! Very satisfied!!!
Posted by Mary Ellen | July 11, 2022
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Fantastic lawyer for guiding us through trust development
We were so happy with the services that Bob Linhares and his team provided. My husband and I went to him to get a will set up. He walked us through all of the options, explaining the pros and cons of each. Ultimately, we set up a trust to protect our children and our assets. Bob and team walked us clearly through each of the steps. He answered our questions and made the entire process so easy and worry-free.
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Posted by Pamela | February 5, 2021
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Excellent Lawyer to Solve Your Problems
Atty. Linhares protected my house from an invalid quit claim deed. Two other attorneys refused to take my case. One of those attorneys was recommended by my cousin. The other attorney was recommended by my tax preparer.
Posted by Blaise | January 1, 2021
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Excellent Guidance, Incredibly Knowledgable
Mr. Linhares provided invaluable guidance in helping me to ensure my dad's finances were taken care of when he moved into a nursing home. With a deep understanding of elder law and the Medicaid system, as well as excellent foresight and organization, Mr. Linhares helped us find the best solution available for my dad's unique situation—far surpassing our expectations. I'd recommend Mr. Linhares and his team to anyone I know, and will feel forever grateful for all of his help.
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Posted by John | September 27, 2020
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Great Experience
I lost my wife of over 48 years suddenly. This was totally unexpected and devastating. I received a recommendation from a friend to contact Bob Linhares as a compassionate lawyer to handle the legal affairs. Bob was patient through the entire process of updating my will, creating a revocable trust, as I was not always thinking clearly. He provided sound guidance to my questions and concerns. I could not be happier with the results of this process.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2020
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Ms.
Bob was extremely informative, and went above and beyond. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Vickie | April 1, 2020
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Best ever
Bob has been a Godsend to our family in assisting with legal guidance and estate planning. He goes above and beyond to offer the best options for my aging parents as well as for myself and spouse. I trust him completely and am comforted and confident that he is taking care of our needs.
Response from Robert Linhares April 2, 2020
Than you for the kind words Vickie. I hope you and your family are all doing okay.
Posted by Geralyn | March 31, 2020
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Ms Pevril
Mr Linhares was extremely professional and explained things in terms that I was able to understand. He guided me to make the best decisions for my particular situation. He replied to my many questions in an efficient and timely manner. I highly recommend Mr Linhares.
Response from Robert Linhares April 1, 2020
Thanks Geralyn! I appreciate the nice review. I'm glad I was able to help.
Posted by James | March 29, 2020
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Highest Marks
Robert Linhares has provided legal advise and services to our family on numerous occasions over 20 years and he has done so with knowledge, skill and integrity. Robert LInhares is a competent, and conscientious attorney I would recommed strongly. He is most trustworthy to provide outstanding legal services.
Response from Robert Linhares March 30, 2020
James, Thank you for the nice review and allowing me to be of service to you over the years.
Posted by Kevin | March 27, 2020
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Another happy client!
Bob originally helped me in a settlement agreement for wrongful termination against my former employer. He successfully won a good monetary settlement for me after two other lawyers told me the facts weren’t strong enough for them to want to take the case. Bob handled the case diligently and kept me informed all along the way. He provided realistic and expert advice on how to win. I felt his billing was more than fair and believed he under billed me based on the time we would spend on the phone discussing options. My wife and I also had Bob establish a trust for our estate. He was very knowledgeable and helpful in setting the trust up to accomplish our goals. He minimized tax consequences and also provided advice on avoiding conflicts among our heirs. We had put this effort off thinking it would be a huge hassle but Bob made it easy. I would definitely recommend Bob for any legal issues you have. I will certainly use him for any legal needs I experience in the future.
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Response from Robert Linhares March 30, 2020
Kevin, I really appreciate your taking the time to write such a nice review and provide a recommendation. Hope all is well with you guys.
Posted by Lynn | March 27, 2020
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Setting up a business
Bob is very thorough and easy to work with. He responds promptly to any questions you might have. His office administrator is very organized and keeps you updated step by step so that you won't forget anything.
Response from Robert Linhares March 30, 2020
Thank you for providing such a nice review Lynn. My office administrator also thanks you!
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2020
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Excellence in everyway
Bob is a very well established attorney that specializes in probate, trusts, estate planning. He is an expert in his field and knows the law. His demeanor is kind and caring. He helped me during my husbands illness and passing, along with settling my mother-in-laws estate, answering all my questions. I would without reservation recommend Bob Linhares.
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Response from Robert Linhares March 30, 2020
Thank you! I appreciate your kind review and the confidence and trust you placed in me.
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2020
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Ms.
I needed a new attorney, to update my estate papers, and Mr. Linhares was well-recommended to me. He was pleasant and efficient, and took the time to explain things clearly. My papers were completed in a very short time, and were done correctly. I would recommend Mr. Linhares to anyone.
Response from Robert Linhares March 30, 2020
Thank you! I appreciate your taking the time and giving me such a nice review.
Posted by Gary | March 26, 2020
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trust planning
Bob did an awesome job for me. he is patient and pays attention to detail so I can fully understand all the laws and different scenarios that I need to think about. makes the process easy to understand and I feel comfortable
Response from Robert Linhares March 30, 2020
Hi Gary, Thanks for taking the time to provide a review and thanks for the kind words.
Posted by Don | March 26, 2020
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Retired
Good service and value. Very approachable and easy to deal with. Glad I picked this attorney. I will definitely consider this attorney again if needed.
Response from Robert Linhares March 30, 2020
Don, Thank you for allowing me to be of service to you. I appreciate the kind review.
Posted by Joe | March 26, 2020
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Professional Consultant
Bob always listens to my concerns, recommends options that include various benefits and potential problems, and then assists in guiding me to the best solution. As a lawyer with the highest level of integrity, Bob Linhares should always be your choice for an excellent attorney and advisor whenever you face legal issues.
Response from Robert Linhares March 30, 2020
Joe, I appreciate the the review and recommendation. Hope all is well.
Posted by James R Fick, Jr | March 26, 2020
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Awesome Attorney
Mr Linhares was very professional in serving our needs. He was thorough, accurate, and explained things in a clear, concise manner. We highly recommend his services to everyone.
Response from Robert Linhares March 30, 2020
Jim, Thank you for the kind review. Hope you and your family are well.
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AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Education

  • University of Missouri at Kansas City
  • J.D.
  • 1988
  • Rockhurst College
  • B.S.B.A.
  • 1982

Associations

  • ElderCounsel
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Missouri chapter)
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
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Speaking Engagements

  • Presentation to residents and family
  • Durable Powers of Attorney for Financial and Healthcare
  • 2018
  • Chapter Meeting
  • The Probate Process in Missouri and How It Works
  • 2017

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