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Michael applies more than 20 years of experience in his national practice, concentrating in sophisticated estate planning, business succession planning and tax planning for high net worth clients and business owners.

 With extensive experience in federal transfer taxation and various income tax and estate planning techniques, Michael provides on-going business counseling and guidance to many families and family businesses. In addition to estate planning and business planning, Michael’s practice areas also include estate and trust administration, charitable planning, asset protection and corporate law.

Michael is a member of the Firm’s Partner Board.




  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Estate Planning & Probate, Rising Star, 2008, 2010
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly, Top St. Louis Lawyer, February 2009


  • J.D., Washington University School of Law
    • Order of the Coif
  • B.A., Tufts University


  • Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
Community Leadership
  • Focus St. Louis, Leadership St. Louis, Class 2012-2013
  • Jewish Family and Children's Services (JF&CS), Treasurer
  • Berges Family Foundation, Board Member
  • Harvey Kornblum Foundation, Chairman of the Board