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Bradford L. Stevens, Partner

Bradford L. Stevens, Partner

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.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Individual Tax Planning
  • Corporate and Real Estate
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Trust Law

Education

  • Washington University, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri

Professional Associations, Memberships & Honors

  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • The Missouri Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • President, e.Planners Educational Alliance
  • Tax and Estate Planning Blog


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