Paul Gantner joined Purcell and Amen - Attorneys at Law in 2009. In 2014, the firm changed its name to Amen, Gantner, & Capriano. Mr. Gantner has been able to bring his business and legal education and experience into a firm that has for many years provided comprehensive estate plans that meet clients' needs and expectations.
During law school, Mr. Gantner worked as a corporate law clerk for Shelter Insurance Companies in Columbia, Missouri. Mr. Gantner also taught a personal finance class to undergraduate students at University of Missouri.
Mr. Gantner is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri Bar Association, Estate Planning Council of St. Louis, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois. Paul is also a VA accredited attorney.
Mr. Gantner obtained his undergraduate B.S.B.A. degree in Management and B.A. degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Louis University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He went to law school at University of Missouri, in Columbia, and obtained his Juris Doctorate in 2008. Mr. Gantner also obtained his Master of Business Administration from University of Missouri in 2008.
Mr. Gantner was born and raised in St. Louis. He is a graduate of DeSmet Jesuit High School and currently lives in St. Louis County with his wife, Sally, and two daughters, Audrey and Olivia. In school, Mr. Gantner played baseball and rugby. He was active in the Board of Advocates and the Sports Law Society during law school.
These days, Paul enjoys playing in recreational softball and bowling leagues. He is a huge Missouri Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals fan, but also roots on the Saint Louis University Billikens and the St. Louis Blues.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2010||08/10/2016|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2009||08/08/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star - Elder Law and Estate Planning||Missouri Super Lawyers||2015|
|Fred L. Howard Prize - Excellence in the Advancement of Advocacy||University of Missouri - Board of Advocates||2008|
|Member||Your Estate Matters, LLC - Amen, Gantner, & Capriano - Attorneys at Law||2014 - Present|
|Member||Purcell and Amen - Attorneys at Law||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Purcell and Amen - Attorneys at Law||2009 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Shelter Insurance Companies||2007 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Missouri chapter)||Board Member - Director at Large||2016 - Present|
|Department of Veterans Affairs||Accredited Attorney||2010 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Missouri chapter)||Member||2009 - Present|
|Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis||Member||2009 - Present|
|Estate Planning Council of St. Louis||Member||2009 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys||Member||2009 - Present|
|Missouri Bar||Member||2009 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Young/New Attorneys Section||Chair of Steering Committee||2015 - 2016|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Young/New Attorneys Section||Steering Committee||2010 - 2016|
|Missouri Care Planning Council||St. Louis Board Member||2009 - 2013|
|University of Missouri - Board of Advocates||Judging Director||2006 - 2008|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) - New and Transitioning Attorneys Section Newsletter||Message from the Chair||2016|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) - New and Transitioning Attorneys Section Newsletter||Practical Ethics in Planning||2015|
|The Missouri Bar Continuing Legal Education Deskbook - Elder Law||Planning and Paying for Long-term Care Supplement||2014|
|GCM - National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers - Midwest Chapter Newsletter||Guardianship: What is the Process and When is it Appropriate?||2011|
|The Missouri Bar Continuing Legal Education Deskbook - Elder Law||Planning and Paying for Long-Term Care - Second Edition||2010|
|St. Louis Bar Journal||Practical Ethics in Elder Law||2010|
|University of Missouri, Columbia||Business||MBA - Master of Business Administration||2008|
|University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|Saint Louis University||Management and Criminal Justice||BSBA and BA||2005|
|Spring Semester||Planning and Paying for Long-Term Care||2016|
|Annual Estate, Trust & Elder Law Institute||Hiring and Keeping an Elder Law Associate: Compensation Models, Incentive Programs & Growth Opportunities||2016|
|New and Transitioning Attorneys Section - Town Hall Webinar||Scary Moments and Horrors We Face as Elder Law Attorneys||2015|
|Bethesda Gardens Panel||Planning as You Age||2015|
|Adult Education||Planning for Long Term Care||2015|
|Webinar - CLE Program||2014 Mo HealthNet and Special Needs Trusts Annual Update||2014|
|MoNAELA Elder Law Symposium||Promissory Notes, Life Estates, Income Producing Property||2014|
|Elder Law Institute||MoHealthNet Appeals||2014|
|Continuing Community Education||Paying for Long Term Care, Obtaining Medicaid and Veteran's Benefits||2014|
|Public Seminar||Protecting Your Family and Leaving a Legacy||2013|
|Community Empowerment Day||Planning for Long Term Care Costs||2013|
|Alzheimers Association Education||Legal and Financial Planning for Families||2013|
|SCCAR University||Real Estate and LLCs||2011|
|Missouri NAELA Chapter Meeting||The impact of Medicaid estate recovery and federal taxation on estate planning for family owned businesses and farms in Missouri||2011|
|SquareOne LGBT Event||FINANCIAL & LEGAL ISSUES FACING THE LGBT COMMUNITY||2010|
|In-House Presentation||Medicaid and Veterans Benefits Eligibility||2010|
|In-House Presentation||Estate Planning Myths – Why Most Estate Plans Fail, and What to Do About It||2010|
|Client Appreciation Day||Choosing Fiduciaries||2010|