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David S. Schleiffarth

David S. Schleiffarth

The Law Office of David S. Schleiffarth, LLC
  • Estate Planning, Business Law
  • Missouri
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Summary

The Law Office of David S. Schleiffarth, LLC is an estate planning and business law firm located in Webster Groves, MO. We are passionate about protecting the people and things you care about! For individuals and families - estate planning can provide care for loved ones, make financial & health care decisions, decide what happens to your property, and minimize taxes & expenses. For business owners - we are there to advise and empower your decisions every step of the way. Starting with business entity formation all the way through tackling the challenges of business transactions and company management. Client service is the hallmark of our approach. Let us make your goals our goals! Call, text, or email today!

Education
Saint Louis University School of Law
J.D. (2018) | Law
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Honors: Dean's Scholarship
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Brigham Young University-Idaho
B.S. (2010) | Sociology
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Honors: Academic Excellence Scholarship
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Professional Experience
Attorney, Managing Member
The Law Office of David S. Schleiffarth, LLC
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The Law Office of David S. Schleiffarth, LLC is an estate planning and business law firm located in Webster Groves, MO. We are passionate about protecting the people and things you care about! For individuals and families - estate planning can provide care for loved ones, make financial & health care decisions, decide what happens to your property, and minimize taxes & expenses. For business owners - we are there to advise and empower your decisions every step of the way. Starting with business entity formation all the way through tackling the challenges of business transactions and company management. Client service is the hallmark of our approach. Let us make your goals our goals! Call, text, or email today!
Publications
Articles & Publications
A Look at Testamentary Trusts
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Types of Transfer Deeds in Missouri
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The Advantages of Trust-based Estate Planning
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Prenuptial Agreements as an Estate Planning Tool
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Advance Health Care Directives: The Importance of Making Hard Decisions
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Can a Trust Be an IRA Beneficiary?
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Estate Planning: Where Do I Begin?
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Selecting a Personal Representative
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Talking to Your Parents About Estate Planning
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Estate Planning During the COVID-19 Crisis
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Does a Will Protect My Property From Probate?
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When Should I Think About Getting an Estate Plan?
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How Do You "Fund" a Trust, After It Is Created?
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Special Needs Trusts in Missouri
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What is an Estate Plan? What's Included?
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An Overview of Beneficiary Deeds
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Do I Need an Attorney, or Can I Use an Online Service for Estate Planning?
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Who Should I Appoint as my Attorney-in-Fact in my Health Care Power of Attorney?
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“Durable” vs. “Springing” Power of Attorney
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Wills vs. Trusts
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A Walkthrough of Estate Planning
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Property Subject to Probate in Missouri
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Speaking Engagements
Frequently Asked Questions in Estate Planning
A Webinar and Q&A session. Answering questions clients frequently have about the estate planning process.
The Benefits of Estate Planning, Webinar
The Law Office of David S. Schleiffarth, LLC
An overview of key estate planning documents and their benefits to clients.
Certifications
Licensed Attorney
Missouri State Bar
Awards
Dean's Scholarship
Saint Louis University School of Law
Professional Associations
City of Crestwood Economic Development Commission
Commissioner
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Activities: The Economic Development Commission is set up to provide advice, build consensus, and make recommendations to the Mayor, Board of Aldermen, and City staff on matters relating to the economic goals and strategies of the City of Crestwood.
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Estate Planning Council of St. Louis
Member
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Activities: The EPCSTL is a carefully selected group of qualified specialists in their own fields who have the necessary knowledge and experience to accomplish the broad goal of estate planning for the best interest of the client and his or her beneficiaries.
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Webster Groves-Shrewsbury-Rock Hill Chamber of Commerce
Member
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Activities: The premier business organization in the Webster Groves-Shrewsbury-Rock Hill area. Serves, promotes, and helps advance the business interests and the communities of Webster Groves, Shrewsbury, and Rock Hill.
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The Missouri Bar
Member
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Activities: The Missouri Bar was created in 1944 by order of the Supreme Court of Missouri. Its mission is to improve the legal profession, the administration of justice and the law on behalf of the public.
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Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis - Trusts Committee
Member
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Activities: Provides a forum for lawyers who practice in the area to share knowledge, experience and ideas. Sponsors regular continuing education opportunities for members and non-members.
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Missouri Bar, Estate Planning Law Committee
Member
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Activities: Provides a forum for education, shared expertise, and professional development for practitioners in estate planning and probate administration law.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Missouri
The Missouri Bar
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards.
Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship, Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Law Office of David S. Schleiffarth, LLC
Blog
LawOfficeDSS Blog
Videos
Meet St. Louis estate planning attorney David Schleiffarth. Introduction

Meet St. Louis estate planning attorney David Schleiffarth.

A Will is still an essential part of an estate plan even if you have a Trust. If you have a Trust, your Will is called a "Pour-over" Will. A Pour-over Will is structured a little differently from a traditional simple Will and works in complementary fashion with your Trust. If I have a Trust do I still need a Will?

A Will is still an essential part of an estate plan even if you have a Trust. If you have a Trust, your Will is called a "Pour-over" Will. A Pour-over Will is structured a little differently from a traditional simple Will and works in complementary fashion with your Trust.

Flexibility and control are part of what makes a Revocable Living Trust such an effective estate planning tool. This video provides an overview of the wide ranging options available when having a Trust prepared. What do Trust instructions look like?

Flexibility and control are part of what makes a Revocable Living Trust such an effective estate planning tool. This video provides an overview of the wide ranging options available when having a Trust prepared.

One of the most common misconceptions about Trusts is that they primarily benefit the wealthy. This could not be further from the truth. Trusts have substantial benefits for individuals and families at most all income levels. Are Trusts only for the wealthy?

One of the most common misconceptions about Trusts is that they primarily benefit the wealthy. This could not be further from the truth. Trusts have substantial benefits for individuals and families at most all income levels.

Compared to other planning instruments, such as a simple will, a Revocable Living Trust frequently offers many unique advantages. What are the benefits of a Revocable Living Trust?

Compared to other planning instruments, such as a simple will, a Revocable Living Trust frequently offers many unique advantages.

Dave Schleiffarth provides a brief summary of Trusts and how they function in estate planning. What is a Trust?

Dave Schleiffarth provides a brief summary of Trusts and how they function in estate planning.

Dave Schleiffarth outlines estate planning methods for avoiding Probate. How do I avoid Probate?

Dave Schleiffarth outlines estate planning methods for avoiding Probate.

Does a Will protect my property from Probate? Dave Schleiffarth addresses the common misconception that a Will can protect your property and assets from the Probate process. Does a Will protect my property from Probate?

Does a Will protect my property from Probate? Dave Schleiffarth addresses the common misconception that a Will can protect your property and assets from the Probate process.

Dave Schleiffarth discusses the negative consequences of probate and the importance of building an estate plan to avoid it. Why do I want to avoid Probate?

Dave Schleiffarth discusses the negative consequences of probate and the importance of building an estate plan to avoid it.

An explanation of Missouri intestate succession laws. What happens if I die without a Will?

An explanation of Missouri intestate succession laws.

Estate Planning Attorney David Schleiffarth discusses the probate process in Missouri. What is Probate?

Estate Planning Attorney David Schleiffarth discusses the probate process in Missouri.

A brief, visualized overview of a Last Will and Testament (under Missouri law). Wills

A brief, visualized overview of a Last Will and Testament (under Missouri law).

A brief, visualized overview of Estate Planning and the benefits it offers. What is Estate Planning?

A brief, visualized overview of Estate Planning and the benefits it offers.

A brief, visualized overview of Revocable Living Trusts (under Missouri law). Trusts Pt. 2

A brief, visualized overview of Revocable Living Trusts (under Missouri law).

A brief, visualized overview of Trusts (under Missouri law). Trusts Pt. 1

A brief, visualized overview of Trusts (under Missouri law).

A brief, visualized overview of Special Needs Trusts (under Missouri law). Special Needs Trusts

A brief, visualized overview of Special Needs Trusts (under Missouri law).

A brief, visualized overview of Health Care Power of Attorney (under Missouri law). Health Care Power of Attorney

A brief, visualized overview of Health Care Power of Attorney (under Missouri law).

A brief, visualized overview of Financial Power of Attorney (under Missouri law). Financial Power of Attorney

A brief, visualized overview of Financial Power of Attorney (under Missouri law).

A brief, visualized overview of Beneficiary Deeds (under Missouri law). Beneficiary Deeds

A brief, visualized overview of Beneficiary Deeds (under Missouri law).

A brief, visualized overview of Advance Health Care Directives (under Missouri law). Advance Health Care Directive

A brief, visualized overview of Advance Health Care Directives (under Missouri law).

What is a Health Care Power of Attorney? What is an Advance Health Care Directive? Attorney David Schleiffarth discusses these important health care documents and how they work together as part of an effective estate plan. Health Care POA & Advance Health Care Directive

What is a Health Care Power of Attorney? What is an Advance Health Care Directive? Attorney David Schleiffarth discusses these important health care documents and how they work together as part of an effective estate plan.

Attorney David Schleiffarth explains the purpose and importance of having a General Power of Attorney as part of an estate plan. General Power of Attorney

Attorney David Schleiffarth explains the purpose and importance of having a General Power of Attorney as part of an estate plan.

Do I need a Will or a Trust? Attorney David Schleiffarth discusses the features of these powerful estate planning instruments. Wills vs Trusts

Do I need a Will or a Trust? Attorney David Schleiffarth discusses the features of these powerful estate planning instruments.

Contact & Map
The Law Office of David S. Schleiffarth, LLC
75 W Lockwood Ave #200
Webster Groves, MO 63119
Telephone: (314) 448-0527
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: Open during COVID-19 crisis! Offering video conference & virtual consultations!