East Prairie, Missouri Estate Planning Lawyers

Irene Costas
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Clayton, MO Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(314) 310-0144 200 South Hanley Road
Suite 208
Clayton, MO 63105
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Family and Probate
Saint Louis University School of Law
Ms. Costas focuses her practice on matters concerning commercial, complex litigation and general civil trial matters. She provides focused legal services to clients facing civil matters including: family law, personal injury, probate, and landlord/tenant matters. Prior to entering law school, Ms. Costas worked at Washington University’s School of Medicine Clinical Outcomes Research Office where she devoted her time to studying the impact of co-morbidity on cancer survival.
Joseph W Vanover
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KANSAS CITY, MO Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(816) 769-1948 9800 NW POLO DR., Ste. 100
KANSAS CITY, MO 64153
Estate Planning, Appeals and Real Estate
University of Missouri - Columbia
Joe Vanover is an experienced problem solver. He has worked inside and outside of government as an attorney for more than 20 years. Mr. Vanover has tackled complex and difficult challenges and achieved positive results. For the more than a decade, Mr. Vanover worked in the Platte County, Mo. courthouse. Other than the judges, there is hardly an attorney who has been in court more often than Mr. Vanover. Mr. Vanover is thorough and professional. He treats all parties fairly and respectfully.
Charles Webb Taylor
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Saint Charles, MO Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(636) 947-7100 400 North Fifth Street
Suite 110
Saint Charles, MO 63301
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Washington University School of Law
Born: Alexandria, Virginia Education: University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A. with Honors in Political Science, 1991 Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1994 Awards and Honors: J.G. Heinberg Scholarship for Excellence in Political Science Golden Key National Honor Society 1987-1991 Affiliations and Organizations: Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Society 1987-1991 President, Pro Bono Law Association 1991-1994 Missouri Bar Association 1994-present United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri 1998-present St. Charles County Bar Association 1998-present Probate and Trust Law Committee of the Missouri Bar 2003-present Bio: Mr. Taylor spent three years with...
Jason Michael Kueser
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Lee's Summit, MO Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(816) 374-5865 PO Box 612
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Jason M. Kueser has spent his legal career representing individuals, groups, and companies in litigation and arbitration. In addition, he has, and continues to represent clients in class action litigation. Jason possesses an excellent combination of business and legal knowledge and experience, which he utilizes for his clients’ advantage. Prior to becoming an attorney, Jason worked in the financial services industry for several years. Jason is a former Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of a local broker/dealer and Registered Investment Advisor. During his tenure in the financial services industry, he developed his own client base and...
William Garry Cownie
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Lee's Summit, MO Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(816) 246-4429 1328 NE Windsor Dr
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Donald Joseph Quinn II
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KANSAS CITY, MO Estate Planning Lawyer with 38 years experience
(816) 444-7474 9229 WARD PARKWAY
SUITE 290
KANSAS CITY, MO 64114
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Former deputy clerk in Probate Court of Jackson County, Missouri. Former law clerk to Missouri Appellate Judge. In practice for over 36 years. Bilinqual
Carrie Gerischer
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Rolla, MO Estate Planning Attorney with 15 years experience
(573) 202-6161 1212 East Highway 72
Ste 7
Rolla, MO 65401
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
Carrie is a passionate and relentless advocate who doesn't take no for an answer, and fights strategically and relentlessly for her clients. She has earned the reputation as a top criminal defense lawyer in Phelps County and surrounding Counties. Through her boutique law practice, she gives personal, undivided, and often 'round-the-clock attention to all clients in an effort to provide the absolute best defense possible. Many of her courtroom successes as a criminal defense lawyer have come in matters that others considered hopeless.
Raymond F. Chandler
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St. Charles, MO Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(636) 498-9441 26 Portwest Court
St. Charles, MO 63303
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Saint Louis University School of Law
Using a unique three-step strategy, we create estate plans that work.
Cary Nathan
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Ozark, MO Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(417) 581-0872 101B West Church Street
Ozark, MO 65721
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Missouri - Columbia
I am a native of Ozark, Missouri, where I grew up and have been practicing law since 2001, and as a sole proprietor since 2005. I strive to treat others as I would wish to be treated when seeking out a professional to assist me with life-changing decisions. I will personally advise you, meet with you at every appointment, and work your case up myself from beginning to end, with no paralegals or legal secretaries involved. I am able to devote to my clients and their cases the kind of personal attention that only a small-town, sole...
Justin Drake Butler
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Troy, MO Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(636) 462-1373 191 North Lincoln Drive
Troy, MO 63379
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Municipal and Probate
University of Missouri - Columbia
Justin is a partner in the law firm of Butler & Tomko, LLC which opened for business in October 2015. He focuses on representing corporate, municipal, homeowners'? associations on wide range of matters including formation, purchases/sales, general counsel duties and litigation. His other primary practices areas include general civil litigation, collections, personal injury and estate planning. Justin is committed to providing legal strategy that fits each client’s situation. Justin attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where he obtained a Bachelor's in Business Administration with a minor in Political Science. He continued his education at the University of...
B. J. Richardson
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Springfield, MO Estate Planning Attorney
(417) 234-1874 3010 E Battlefield
Suite A
Springfield, MO 65804
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Real Estate and Tax
Saint Louis University
At the Law Offices of BJ Richardson, your tax law issue is handled with the utmost care and concern. With over ten years of living in, and serving the Springfield Missouri area, BJ is very familiar with the local system. Even though located in Springfield, The Law Offices of BJ Richardson are able to conduct business all over the state of Missouri. Clients from as far north as Unionville, Mo use our services. Some of the main areas of Law that BJ handles are: Estate Planning Elder Law Probate Wills and Trusts Business Planning Tax LawSpeeding Tickets and...
Jonathan Davis
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Kansas City, MO Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(877) 637-3476 1000 Walnut St, Suite 1500
Kansas City, MO 64106
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Insurance Defense and Medical Malpractice
University of Kansas School of Law
Jon works closely with local, regional and national businesses on their comprehensive legal and risk management needs. He also represents his clients as an aggressive advocate after claims have been made. Jon has extensive experience representing both small and mid-size businesses, doctors, hospitals, dentists, oral surgeons, architects and engineers. Jon litigates a broad range of state and federal cases including medical and dental malpractice, wrongful death, design defect, fraud and misrepresentation. Prior to disputes, he works closely with his clients to manage risk. He has defended a broad spectrum of clients which includes prominent individuals, Fortune 500 companies, regional...
Emilie Eschbacher
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Clayton, MO Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(314) 613-2839 7701 Forsyth Blvd.
Ste. 500
Clayton, MO 63105
Estate Planning, Business, Real Estate and Tax
Washington University School of Law and Saint Louis University School of Law
My practice focuses on general business law, health care law, taxation, estate planning and real estate. I have experience in representing financial institutions in legal and compliance matters. I also advise clients on legal, tax and compliance issues on transactional matters such as mergers and acquisitions, licensing, restructurings, change of ownership issues and compliance with the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA and HITECH. In the area of real estate, I assist clients with the acquisition, sale, and leasing of residential and commercial real estate.
Sherry A. Snyder
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Chesterfield, MO Estate Planning Lawyer with 27 years experience
(636) 489-4404 16401 Swingley Ridge Road
Suite 110
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Estate Planning, Business and Elder
Washington University School of Law
I limit my practice to estate planning, special needs & disability planning, elder law, probate & trust administration, estate & gift tax planning, business succession planning, and general corporate work.
Nicolas D Grimwood
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Branson, MO Estate Planning Attorney with 6 years experience
(417) 335-3550 168 S Payne Stewart Dr.
Suite 150
Branson, MO 65616
Estate Planning, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
Oklahoma City University School of Law
After attending law school at Oklahoma City University School of Law, Nicolas worked for Abowitz, Timberlake & Dahnke, P.C., a highly-respected firm in central Oklahoma. While there, he gained considerable experience in the areas of insurance defense, commercial litigation, intellectual property rights, contract interpretation and enforcement and general tort liability. Nicolas was also afforded the opportunity to serve as staff counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company before deciding to move back to Branson with his wife, Lindsay. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, golfing, running and hiking southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas.
David A. Healy
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Ozark, MO Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(417) 581-2411 119 N. 2nd Street
P.O. Box 158
Ozark, MO 65721
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
University of Missouri - Columbia
David earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a finance concentration from Liberty University in 1998 and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2003, after which time he served the citizens of the State of Missouri first as a law clerk for the Missouri Court of Appeals and then as an Assistant Greene County Prosecuting Attorney. He entered private practice with Ingold & Associates, LLC where he focused on estate planning and probate and trust litigation, then later formed the law firm of Imhof & Healy with Daniel W. Imhof. Following Mr. Imhof’s election...
Norman W Lampton
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Columbia, MO Estate Planning Lawyer with 49 years experience
(573) 219-9103 7300 Moberly Drive
Suite A
Columbia, MO 65202-7215
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy and Collections
University of Missouri - Kansas City
My practice is in representation of creditors in bankruptcy courts (Eastern and Western District of Missouri) and debt collections in all of the counties of Missouri. I do estate planning for small business owners.
Gabrielle J White
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Springfield, MO Estate Planning Attorney
(417) 887-8700 1200 East Woodhurst Drive
Suite G-300
Springfield, MO 65804
Estate Planning and Elder
University of Tulsa College of Law
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in business, with an emphasis in management, from Missouri State University in 1991. After working in Springfield after graduation for seven years, including Springfield Remanufacturing and my family's restaurant, I earned my Juris Doctorate degree from University of Tulsa in 2000. I moved back to Springfield after graduation and began private practice, first with the Courtney Law Firm and in 2001 as an associate with Lisa McKay. We formed our partnership, Mckay & White, L.L.C., in 2004 and our office is located in the Woodhurst Office Complex. My practice focuses on finding...
William G Weber
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Pineville, MO Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(417) 223-4300 406 Harmon Street
PO Box 605
Pineville, MO 64856
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Construction and Consumer
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Attorney at Law Our goal is to provide our clients with complete legal services. We deal with problems involving individuals, as well as businesses. Most of all, we have been there for our clients and have made a difference from them, in good times, as well as the bad times. We have tried many types of criminal cases, ranging from major felonies, such as homicides, to misdemeanors and traffic offenses. We have taken personal injury cases and product cases through trial and have received verdicts in the seven figure range. Additionally, we have handled business litigation involving millions of dollars. We...
Jeffrey Richard Kays
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Ashland, MO Estate Planning Attorney with 21 years experience
(573) 657-0098 105 Oak Street
Ste
Ashland, MO 65010
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Kansas City
I have been practicing law in the Mid-Missouri area since 1999. I am a proven trial lawyer with a track record of success for my clients.
Joel Case
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(636) 861-1111 1190 Meramec Sta. Rd.
Suite 203
ballwin, 63021
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Saint Louis University School of Law
Joel has been practicing law for over 40 years. Before opening his private law practice, he held positions in the U.S. Department of Justice, both in the U.S. Attorney's Office and its Civil Rights Division, where he earned a Special Achievement Award for 'sustained superior performance". Joel learned tenacity early on. He lettered in football while playing on the 1959 University of Missouri Orange Bowl team, and that year, the coaches bestowed him with the "Oil Can" Award for showing the most hustle and morale on the Tiger team. He began his practice with many...
Michael J.  Denk
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Saint Louis, MO Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(636) 230-3100 600 Mason Ridge Center Drive, Suite LL
Saint Louis, MO 63141
Estate Planning, Elder and Real Estate
Saint Louis University School of Law and Saint Louis University
Areas of practice include Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning (long term care benefits), Elder Law, Probate Law and Real Estate Law.
Charles Moore
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St. Charles, MO Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(636) 486-2669 4215 S. Old Highway 94
St. Charles, MO 63304
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder, Probate and Traffic Tickets
California Western School of Law
Charles J. Moore is originally from St. Peters, Missouri. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri and California Western School of Law. Mr. Moore is admitted to practice law in Missouri and California, along with several federal courts, including the Eastern District of Missouri, the Southern and Central Districts of California and the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.
Casey Coats
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St. Louis, MO Estate Planning Lawyer
(314) 644-7102 2601 South Hanley
St. Louis, MO 63144
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Criminal and DWI
Casey Coats is an experienced lawyer with years of experienced and thousands of satisfied clients. Casey Coats has been a licensed Missouri attorney since 2002 with legal field experience since 1999 and a family background in law. St. Louis attorney Casey Coats is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, a graduate of Mizzou Law School, Mizzou Undergraduate with honors Cum Laude, and Nerinx Hall High School.
Carrie Sue Doxsee
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Kansas City, MO Estate Planning Attorney with 26 years experience
(816) 479-2700 721 NE 76th St.
Kansas City, MO 64118
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Probate
University of Tulsa
Experienced attorney licensed in 1993. We offer a family friendly environment--kids are welcome. Our office cares about you and your family as we have family of our own. I am a mom of 4 kids so I understand your busy life. The staff here are friendly and take time to know you as a person and not just a client number. Some of our areas of practice offer incentives for you to move your case along quickly. Further, we offer a former client discount on your future legal needs once your case is completed....
Emily Sullivan
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Kansas City, MO Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(816) 281-5404 4900 Main Street
Ste. 160
Kansas City, MO 64112
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Products Liability
University of Wisconsin Law School
A former partner with a large, national law firm, Emily founded PEAK Litigation, and previously Heritage Law, to provide estate planning and litigation services to her community. She is a skilled listener, a practical problem-solver, and works hard to provide her clients with top-notch legal service in a warm, friendly environment.

Laurie Ann Knight
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Chesterfield, MO Estate Planning Lawyer with 15 years experience
(636) 200-5533 13321 N Outer 40 Road
Suite 500
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Probate
University of Missouri - Columbia
Attorney Laurie A. Knight is an accomplished and experience lawyer practicing family law, criminal defense, estate planning, business law, and bankruptcy. She studied biology as an undergraduate at Saint Louis University before enrolling in the University of Missouri Columbia School of Law. She graduated with her J.D. in 2005 having served as an active member of the law school community. Laurie is admitted to practice in the State of Missouri and in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri. She attends various legal events, supports several legal organizations, and frequently donates her time to serve indigent people. Laurie is...
R. Clancy Parks
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Springfield, MO Estate Planning Lawyer with 26 years experience
(417) 823-9898 1983 E. Seminole St.
Springfield, MO 65804
Estate Planning, Business and Elder
University of Tulsa College of Law
R. Clancy Parks is an attorney at Parks & Jones, Attorneys at Law, a law firm of Estate Planning and Elder Law attorneys in Southwest Missouri. We understand the importance of caring for your family in the event of disability and upon passing away.
Raye Ann Tucker
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Hollister, MO Estate Planning Attorney with 10 years experience
(417) 973-0379 10996 Historic Highway 165
Hollister, MO 65672
Estate Planning, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Elder
Washburn University School of Law and Missouri State University
I learned it is never too late to go back to school and realize your dreams. I was a non traditional student who knew I wanted to be a lawyer, and I decided at the age of 36 to take my first college course. By 2009 I graduated with honors from Law School. I now represent people with the same dedication I had when propelling myself through school.
Aaron  Kirkland
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Liberty, MO Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(816) 792-8300 132 Westwoods Dr.
Liberty, MO 64068
Estate Planning and Probate
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Aaron assists clients with their estate planning and probate needs in Missouri and Kansas courts.

Before focusing on estate planning and probate litigation, Aaron was an attorney at Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP for nearly a decade, where he defended companies in individual and complex litigation spread throughout the United States.
Stephen Kurt Lehnardt
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Liberty, MO Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(816) 974-0803 20 Westwoods Dr
Liberty, MO 64068
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law and University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Patricia Brock Loveland
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Neosho, MO Estate Planning Attorney with 23 years experience
(417) 451-0042 214 S Neosho Blvd
Suite C
Neosho, MO 64850
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Probate
University of Tulsa College of Law
Robert S Campbell
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Moberly, MO Estate Planning Attorney with 5 years experience
(660) 998-1066 3968 Highway NN
Moberly, MO 65270
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Missouri - Columbia
Robert was born and raised the Mid-Missouri area, and lives with his wife Jamila and two children on a family farm in Randolph County.

Robert started his law practice to better serve the needs of the people in his hometown of Moberly, MO and the surrounding rural Mid-Missouri communities. He has gained extensive experience while employed as In-house Counsel for the Missouri Association of REALTORS® which allows him to provide a unique insight into real estate transactions and contracts. Robert's experience also affords him a unique understanding of real estate license law, and matters that affect all Missouri real estate licensees.

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Jaired B. Hall
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Houston, MO Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(417) 967-0066 309 First Street
P.O. Box 231
Houston, MO 65483
Estate Planning, Family, Juvenile and Probate
Regent University School of Law
Jaired is a Missouri native, born in St. Louis, raised in the Kansas City area, and settled for the past several years with his wife and children near Salem. In October, Jaired’s family started a new chapter in their life, moving near Rolla. While Jaired has not yet opened a physical office location in Rolla, he considers both Rolla and Houston to be the locations of his practice.

Jaired graduated with honors from Regent University School of Law in 2008 where he served as executive editor of the Regent University Law Review. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2008.

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Mr. Joseph Robert Burcke
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St. Louis, MO Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience
(314) 250-3560 222 South Central Avenue
Suite 600
St. Louis, MO 63105
Estate Planning and Probate
University of Missouri - Columbia
Joseph R. Burcke is a St. Louis, Missouri based attorney whose practice focuses upon estate planning issues, including representation of disabled individuals and their families. He provides clients advice upon the appropriate use of Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Non-probate beneficiary designations and other legal techniques to maintain client control of assets, avoid needless costs of probate in the event of disability or death, prevent impoverishment as a result of nursing home costs, and minimize estate and gift taxes and related costs.

Joe is devoted entirely to helping families preserve and protect their future and the futures of their...
David K. Adam
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St. Louis, MO Estate Planning Lawyer
(888) 445-2353 906 Olive Street
Suite 300
St. Louis, MO 63101
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Saint Louis University School of Law
David represents corporate and individual clients in a wide range of matters such as contracts, leases, employee disputes, business purchases and sales, corporate litigation, insurance, family law/divorce and related litigation. He has helped companies achieve benefits via appeals related to property and manufacturer taxes, sales/use and excise taxes along with consultation regarding registration and license matters. David can also defend against challenges initiated by State, Local and Federal tax departments in tax compliance controversies. He has served in corporate roles including those of Accounting Controller, Business Owner, Chief Financial Officer, and State and Local Tax Consultant. As...
Karen M. Eisenhauer
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Ballwin, MO Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(314) 791-6215 110 Coral Terrace Unit 5
Ballwin, MO 63011
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
Pepperdine University School of Law
Douglas G. Bellon
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St. Charles, MO Estate Planning Attorney
(636) 949-3111 533 Jefferson St
St. Charles, MO 63301
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Missouri School of Law
Scott M. Welch
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Lake St. Louis, MO Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(636) 352-1222 50 Centre on the Lake
Suite 200
Lake St. Louis, MO 63367
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Probate
Texas Tech University School of Law
Daniel J Baker
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Sedalia, MO Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience
(660) 287-3098 309 South Ohio Avenue
Sedalia, MO 65301
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Collections, DWI and Divorce
Regent University School of Law
Daniel has been practicing law in Sedalia, Missouri, since 2008. He is licensed in the state of Missouri and in the United States District Courts for both the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri. Daniel attended law school at Regent University School of Law and has a B.S. in Mathematics from Missouri Baptist University. Daniel and his wife Crystal were foster parents for a number of years and now have three active boys. Daniel is studying Spanish and Russian and could use all of the practice he can get.
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