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Overview

As a certified public accountant and former FBI agent, Jacque brings exceptional knowledge and experience to tax and estate planning clients.

Jacque enjoys the complexity of helping clients maximize tax benefits and preserve family wealth passing to future generations. She provides customized strategies for estate and tax planning, trust administration, business succession planning and lifetime gift planning for high-net-worth clients. Her financial criminal investigative background allows her to help individuals and families avoid the possibility of liability in the future.

As Jacque counsels clients on matters such as complex estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning strategies, she considers the specific circumstances of each person. She works with every client’s team of advisors, accountants and other professionals to design and implement effective plans through wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, family entities, and purchase and sale agreements. Jacque also focuses on income tax planning, asset protection strategies and family governance solutions for her clients. At the end of the day, the sophisticated planning concepts she develops ensure that clients’ goals are fully realized, and that family wealth is preserved through the generations.


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Recognition

  • FBI Director’s Leadership Award

Education

  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
    • magna cum laude
      • Order of the Woolsack 
      • Dean’s List
      • Alpha Sigma Nu Honors Society
      • St. Louis University Law Journal, Editor
  • B.S., Saint Louis University
    • magna cum laude
      • Dean’s List
      • Alpha Sigma Nu Honors Society Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Society

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
Experience

Wealth, Tax, Trust, and Estate Planning and Administration

  • Drafts trust and estate planning documents, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, financial and medical powers of attorney, living wills, health care directives, life insurance trusts, intentionally defective grantor trusts, generation-skipping transfer trusts and asset protection trusts.
  • Coordinates and conducts family meetings for high-net-worth families and their advisors.
  • Designs and implements coordinated estate plans for multi-generational families.
  • Coordinates trust and entity funding and administration, and provides proactive advice for future planning opportunities.
  • Advises clients on charitable planning concepts and facilitates the application for tax-exempt status for clients' charitable organizations.

Business/Corporate Planning

  • Forms entities, including limited liability companies (LLC), corporations and partnerships.
  • Restructures existing family entities to maximize estate and business planning opportunities while preserving desired levels of family control.
  • Helps clients design and implement effective business succession plans.
  • Prepares buy-sell agreements, redemption agreements, purchase and sale agreements, promissory notes, refinancing agreements, pledge agreements, guarantee agreements and valuation agreements.

Asset Protection Planning

  • Counsels clients on strategies for protecting family assets from divorce, liability exposure and credit claims through entity and trust selection and administration.
  • Utilizes asset protection trusts, irrevocable trusts, limited liability entities, prenuptial agreements and insurance planning to maximize protection of family and business assets.
  • Conducts financial investigations and audits of existing planning and financial documents and transactions for high-net-worth clients and their businesses.
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Outside the Office

In the summer, Jacque trades the intellectual stimulation of her law practice for the physical demands of climbing a Colorado 14er in 8 to 12 hours.

Jacque’s first climb among the state’s 58 mountains rising above 14,000 feet was Mount Massive in 2017. Next on her list is Maroon Bells, one of two 14ers situated side-by-side in the Elk Mountains.