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Stephanie Moll Kriegel

Stephanie Moll Kriegel’s practice focuses on estate planning and administration, with a focus on wealth transfer tax planning.  Ms. Kriegel assists clients with their pre-death estate planning and wealth preservation through the creation of wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts (including irrevocable insurance trusts, intentionally defective irrevocable grantor trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, private annuity sales to grantor trusts and installment sale transactions to grantor trusts), the use of lifetime gifting, and closely-held business succession planning.  Ms. Kriegel has helped clients further their charitable inclinations by creating charitable trusts and charitable foundations.  Ms. Kriegel also assists clients with post-death trust and probate administration.

Ms. Kriegel also advises on the international aspects of U.S. tax matters and asset structuring and succession planning, as part of a multi-office team that advises trustees and international families and family offices on planning for U.S. beneficiaries or U.S. investments, expatriation from the United States and pre-immigration tax planning for foreign individuals who plan to become a U.S. tax resident, and related FATCA and CRS compliance matters.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Kriegel worked as a teacher in various public and private schools in the St. Louis, Missouri area.

Education

  • Washington University, J.D., Order of the Coif, 2006
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A., cum laude, 2001
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S., summa cum laude, 2001

Organizations

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) USA, Treasurer
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Founding Chair – St. Louis Chapter
  • Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce Board Member 2019 - 2021
  • Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, Development Board, executive Committee, 2011 – 2018
  • NCCJ St. Louis, Board Member, 2017 – 2018

Admissions

  • Wyoming, 2019
  • Colorado, 2012
  • Illinois, 2007
  • Missouri, 2006

Awards & Honors

Speeches & Publications

  • “Planning for the Modern Entrepreneur”, STEP, Colorado Chapter, June 2021
  • “Estate Planning in Contemplation of 2021 Tax Law Changes," STEP, St. Louis Chapter, September 2020
  • "Planning with Grantor Trusts," BCLP Private Client CLE Seminar, August 28, 2019
  • “Foreign Income & Estate Tax Planning for Individuals & Trusts”, July 19, 2019
  • Tax Issues for US/UK Families & Those Moving Between the Two Countries; Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Private Wealth Seminar, London, June 5, 2019
  • “U.S. Tax Planning in Anticipation of Moving To and From the United States”, STEP St. Louis, March 27, 2019
  • “Charitable Giving: A Primer”, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Private Client Seminar, Denver, May 15, 2019
  • “Transatlantic Families,” STEP Journal, May 2019 Volume 27/Issue 4
  • Modifying Noncharitable Irrevocable Trusts Under the Colorado Uniform Trust Code and “Beyond”, Bryan Cave Private Client Seminar, Denver, August 23, 2018
  • “Tax Planning for Expatriation”, STEP St. Louis, May 9, 2018
  • “US Estate and Gift Tax Rules for Non-US Citizens”, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Seminar, Dubai, May 2, 2018
  • “Grantor Trusts”, National Business Institute Seminar, September 12, 2016
  • “Estate Planning During and After Divorce,” 16th Annual Family Law Conference Presented by MoBarCLE and The Family Law Section, August 5, 2016
  • "Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts," National Business Institute's Top Estate Planning Techniques Seminar, May 18, 2016
  • "Estates Must Now Request Closing Letters from IRS," American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, eReport, September 2015
  • "Accommodating Post-Drafting Changes in Circumstances and Law," National Business Institute Seminar - Wills and Trusts: Mistakes to Avoid, St. Louis, Missouri, November 13, 2015
  • “Trusts 101,” National Business Institute Seminar, October 2010
  • "Gift and Estate Tax: Procedure and Strategy," National Business Institute Seminar, December 2008

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