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In providing comprehensive estate planning solutions, Michael ensures clients’ affairs are in order and the financial future of their loved ones is secured.

Michael applies more than 25 years of experience in his national practice, concentrating on sophisticated estate planning, business succession planning and tax planning for high-net-worth individuals and business owners. His practice also includes estate and trust administration, charitable planning, asset protection and corporate law.

Clients consider Michael to be a true trusted advisor, looking to him for guidance on their most personal business and family matters. He is passionate about creating practical resolutions for clients that make sense and provide peace of mind.




  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Tax Law, Trusts and Estates, 2024
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Estate Planning & Probate, Rising Star, 2008, 2010
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly, Best Attorneys, 2020; St. Louis Top Attorney, 2021


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


  • Missouri

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
Outside the Office

Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and teenage twins, traveling and experiencing new places. He is also an avid sports fan, cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Celtics and New England Patriots.

Community Leadership
  • Focus St. Louis, Leadership St. Louis, Class 2012-2013
  • JFS, Executive Board
  • Berges Family Foundation, Board Member
  • Harvey Kornblum Foundation, Chairman of the Board