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Beverly J. Greenley

Beverly J. Greenley

314.696.1358 direct
314.863.5525 fax
bjg@mgdlawfirm.com

Managing Member

Overview

Beverly has decades of experience in the practice of law, concentrating in the areas of estate planning, income taxation, estate and gift taxation, generation-skipping taxation, probate and trust administration, as well as business law, including corporate, partnership, and limited liability company law. She likes to make law understandable for non-lawyers, which she accomplishes in a variety of ways, including using her artistic talents to draw cartoons.

She and the late Charles McCarter practiced law in partnership for over 39 years as McCarter & Greenley, LLC. She has been a partner and member of the estate planning and tax departments at the firm of Husch & Eppenberger (now Husch Blackwell) and was a partner in the St. Louis office of Gage & Tucker (now Lathrop & Gage).

She was a professor of law and chair of the Tax Department at Stetson University College of Law, where she taught courses concerning the income taxation of estates, trusts, corporations, partnerships and individuals, as well as estate and gift taxation. She has handled audits and appeals before the Internal Revenue Service and has practiced before the U.S. Tax Court.

Beverly is the co-author of a multi-volume work on Missouri law, The Missouri Lawyer’s Guide; has written articles on the use of irrevocable life insurance trusts; and has co-authored an article on the evaluation of business enterprises. She has been a speaker at numerous educational seminars. She has participated in Boards and Planned Giving Committees of charitable organizations and currently serves as an Officer and Board Member of Peace Haven Association in St. Louis.

Education

  • University of Missouri at Columbia School of Law, J.D. 1976
  • Washington University in St. Louis, LL.M, Taxation 1981
  • Principia College, B.A. 1969

Admissions

  • Missouri 1976
  • Illinois 1977
  • U.S. Tax Court

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  • National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
  • Estate Planning Council of St. Louis
    • Member 2002 – Present
    • Board member 2006 – 2019
    • Officer 2011 – 2015
  • Missouri Bar

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Missouri Super Lawyers – 2019
  • AV® Preeminent Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Accredited Estate Planner®
    National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • Who’s Who in the World 

COMMUNITY BOARDS

  • Peace Haven Association Board Member
  • Salvation Army, Past Planned Giving Board Member
  • Nine Network of Public Media (Channel 9), Past Legacy Nine Committee Member

TEACHING

Professor of Law and Chair of the Tax Department
Stetson University College of Law 1981–1985

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