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Stephanie and her team at The Estate Planner LLC care deeply about their clients and know that an individualized Estate, Elder Law, or Special Needs Plan can improve lives drastically. Stephanie chose to focus her law practice on estate planning when she realized the personal difference she could make in her clients’ lives through proper planning. She added Elder Law and Special Needs Planning to her practice when she experienced first hand the financial burden of placing a loved one in a nursing home, and how proper planning could ease that burden and make the difficult transition smoother.

Stephanie is the founder of The Estate Planner LLC, a law firm devoted to helping people navigate the seasons of life through Estate Planning and Elder Law, including Wills and Trusts, Medicaid, Long Term Care Planning and Special Needs Planning. Our team is passionate about making a personal difference in our clients’ lives through proper planning. Planning for peace of mind is our motto.

Stephanie received her law degree from the University of Texas with high honors in 1992 and began her legal career as a trial lawyer with Baker Botts in Houston, Texas. She also worked with Foley Hoag in Boston, Massachusetts and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York, New York and Palo Alto, California. Immediately before starting her firm, she was an estate planning attorney with TuckerAllen in St. Louis. Besides Estate Planning and Elder Law, her legal career has included areas of expertise ranging from litigating products liability cases to advising clients on corporate formalities, to representing the underwriters of large hedge fund credit facilities and technology Initial Public Offerings.

Stephanie is the president of the St. Louis chapter of WIFS (Women in Insurance and Financial Services), serves on the board of the St. Louis chapter of the FSP (Financial Service Providers) and is also active in her boys’ school parent groups. She is a member of WealthCounsel, ElderCounsel, NAELA (the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys), MoNAELA (Missouri chapter) and the EPC (the Estate Planning Council). In her free time, Stephanie practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is both a Masters’ World Champion and Pan American Champion. She has three teen-aged sons and an Australian Shepherd, all of whom keep her busy, active, and happy!

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