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Beverly J. Greenley

Beverly J. Greenley

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314.863.5525 fax


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.

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 estate planning and 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; 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.


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


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


  • National Association of Estate Planners and Councils
  • Estate Planning Council of St. Louis
    • Member 2002 – Present
    • Past Board Member
    • Past Officer
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri Bar


  • 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 


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


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

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