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Nancy Dilley

Nancy Dilley

314.721.7778 direct
314.863.5525 fax

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Ms. Dilley concentrates her practice in the areas of trusts and wills, decedent’s estates and probate, and family business succession planning. Ms. Dilley has been involved instructuring and implementing estate plans for a broad range of estate sizes. She has many years of experience with sophisticated estate tax planning through the use of family limited partnerships, charitable remainder and lead trusts, residence trusts, and family business succession planning. Additionally, she has broad experience with the administration of decedents’ estates and the preparation fo federal and state estate and gift tax returns. Ms. Dilley devotes much of her efforts in helping families create the structures (with trusts and similar techniques) that assure continuing protection for younger generations. She is one of the “recommended” attorneys for families with “special needs” descendants.

Ms. Dilley was a columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for seven years. The column covered topics pertaining to estate planning, business succession planning, and probate.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Ms. Dilley was a high school teacher. As an estate planning attorney, she is still teaching by making sure her clients understand the available planning opportunities and consequences of each choice.


  • St. Louis University School of Law J.D., Cum Laude
  • University of California at Berkeley B.A., M.S.L.


  • Missouri 1987

Practice Areas

Estate & Wealth Planning
Advice for Trustees and Personal Representatives
Trust and Estate Administration
Estate and Gift Tax Advice
Estate Tax, Gift Tax, Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax, Fiduciary Income Tax Law
Post Death Administration

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association
Missouri Bar
Bar Association of Metropolitan 
St. Louis — Probate and Trust Section recent chair
Estate Planning Council of St. Louis — Treasurer, Past President
Missouri Botanical Garden — Member 
of the Gift and Bequest Council

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