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Overview

Jill’s focus on estate matters ensures that clients and their families are protected for years to come.

As a young attorney, Jill was drawn to estate work for its personal element. She valued the close contact with clients and felt privileged to help them manage such deeply personal decisions.

Today, Jill has more than 25 years’ experience assisting clients with wealth management, asset protection, and gift and estate tax issues. She regularly handles:

  • Wills
  • Powers of attorney
  • Revocable trusts
  • Irrevocable trusts
  • Business entities
  • Closely held stock
  • 401(k) plans
  • Traditional and ROTH IRAs

Jill also manages various fiduciary litigation and tax work, but her emphasis is on working hand in hand with clients and their heirs to develop and implement estate plans.

Jill understands that for clients, estate work is significant, and she makes every effort to ensure their comfort. She aims to form a connection with clients, and finds great satisfaction in helping them plan for the future with confidence.


Industry

Service

Recognition

  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, 2016-present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 2016-2020
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Peer-Review Rated

Education

  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
    • Order of Woolsack
  • B.A., University of Dallas

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of St. Louis
  • Parkside Financial Professionals Committee
Experience

Wealth, Tax, Trust, and Estate Planning and Administration

  • Drafted trust and estate planning documents, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, financial and medical durable powers of attorney, living wills, healthcare declarations, qualified spousal trusts, life insurance trusts, National Firearms Act (NFA) trusts, gift trusts, family trusts, dynasty trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, discretionary trusts, GST trusts and asset protection trusts.
  • Designed and implemented prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

Estate and Trust Administration/Probate

  • Counseled professional and nonprofessional administrators of trusts and estates on fiduciary duties.
  • Assisted with probate and trust administration, fiduciary income tax returns and accountings.

Asset Protection Planning

  • Advises clients on strategies for protecting assets from loss, risk and exposure, both during life and after death. Tools used include asset protection trusts, irrevocable trusts, limited liability companies, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and insurance planning.
Outside the Office

Jill loves to spend time with her family, and her weekends are often filled with sporting events for her teenage and college-age children. She also enjoys antiquing and shopping at flea markets.