Christopher D. Castellanos

Attorney at Law

Christopher D. Castellanos

Christopher D. Castellanos concentrates his practice in trusts and estates including a wide range of estate planning and probate matters, asset protection planning, and estate and trust administration. He is experienced in taxation, especially estate and gift tax and real property tax abatement. He has successfully sought real property tax abatement for projects across Missouri, including Normandy, DeSoto, Kennett, St. Joseph and Excelsior Springs. In addition, he advises his clients in employment and non-competition agreements, corporate transactions, business succession planning, trademarks and software licenses.

Chris earned his J.D. and LL.M. in Tax from Washington University School of Law. In addition, Chris is a life member of the U.S. Chess Federation and has participated in rated chess competitions in five states.

Recent Publications or News

  • “Spouse’s Rights and Family Maintenance Concerns,” CLE Seminar
  • “Ethical Issues in Probate Practice,” CLE Seminar
  • “Revocable Living Trusts,”  CLE Seminar
  • “Coordinating IRAs and Pension Plan Assets,” CLE Seminar
  • “Ethical Considerations in Estate Planning,” CLE Seminar
  • “Avoiding Post-Mortem Traps,” CLE Seminar

Community Service & Awards

  • Foundation Fighting Blindness, St. Louis Chapter Leadership Team, 2009-2014
  • Affton School District, Board of Directors, 2010-2016
  • Competition Judge, judge moot court, mock trial, and debate competitions at high school, undergraduate and law school levels, 2003-Present
  • Fontbonne University, Adjunct Faculty, 2010-2014
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