Practice Areas & Industries
Helping Families Protect Their Financial Interests
You work hard to accumulate and preserve your financial assets. Lashly & Baer, P.C., works just as hard to make sure these assets are protected.
Our attorneys provide estate and asset-protection planning services to owners of closely held businesses, corporate executives, professionals and individuals with special needs. We begin by analyzing our clients’ goals and developing plans to implement those goals through wills, trusts, lifetime and charitable gifts, and other techniques such as family limited partnerships and LLCs, powers of attorney, special needs trusts, irrevocable trusts, and probate and estate planning.
We can develop strategies that allow business owners to pass their business interests to succeeding generations while providing advantageous estate and income tax results. We also provide estate administration services to ensure the plan we develop is executed properly. We do all this because it’s your financial security at stake, and we want to protect it now and for future generations.
From our offices in St. Louis, Missouri, and Belleville, Illinois, we help clients throughout the region.
Working To Preserve And Protect Your Assets
The protection of assets and their transfer to future generations are among the most important goals an individual can have during a lifetime. That’s why Lashly & Baer, P.C., provides comprehensive legal counsel in the management and transfer of property as well as the administration of decedent estates, trusts and other fiduciary accounts.
Our attorneys use their vast knowledge of estate and trust law to help individuals, corporate fiduciaries and charitable/nonprofit entities. It’s the kind of legal experience that is so valuable when dealing with your financial assets. We can help you reach the goals you have made for yourself, your family or your organization, and we aim to reduce your applicable income, gift and estate taxes while we work to achieve the goals you have set.
We regularly handle the following legal issues for our clients:
- Asset protection planning
- Business succession planning
- Charitable giving
- Charitable organizations law
- Conservatorships and guardianships
- Health care directives, including crafting powers of attorney
- Irrevocable and revocable trusts, as well as living trusts and wills
- Life insurance planning
The estate planning process is complicated. There are many considerations, both for individuals and attorneys. We can work with you to craft a comprehensive plan that protects your wealth and shields it from undue loss and taxation.