Adrienne helps clients in Missouri and Illinois understand the complexities of estate and wealth planning, assisting them in documenting their wishes through the creation and amendment of wills, trusts, powers, and attorney and other estate-planning legal documents. Her practice is a full-service practice for estate and wealth planning, ranging from helping young families with a basic start-up estate plan, assisting with estate and trust administration to sophisticated planning involving asset protection and estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning. She strives to bring creativity and personable, effective communication to her work with clients.
Prior to working at her current firm, Adrienne spent eleven years, three of them as a partner, working with a large St. Louis-based law firm with a significant estate-planning department, assisting high-net-worth clients with strategies to ensure their wealth would be passed on to future generations and their philanthropic wishes would be achieved. She also spent over five years as Senior Trust Counsel at The Commerce Trust Company, a division of Commerce Bank, advising the Trust Company on estate, trust, and tax matters. She assisted Commerce Family Office clients on estate-planning strategies and family wealth education.
Adrienne is an active member of STEP, the Society of Trusts and Estates Professionals, a worldwide professional association advising families on international estate-planning issues; the Steering Committee for the Probate and Trust Section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis; and the Trainer’s Network for 21/64, a body of professional advisors serving high-net-worth families with multi-generational engagement in philanthropy and family enterprise.
Estate & Wealth Planning
Advice for Trustees and Personal Representatives
Trust and Estate Administration
Estate Tax, Gift Tax, Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax, and Fiduciary Income Tax Law
Charitable and Nonprofit Advice
Post Death Administration
Closely Held Businesses, Succession Planning
Premarital and Post-Marital Agreements