June 5, 2012

Polsinelli Shughart expands its wealth planning capabilities with the addition of attorneys Jeffrey M. Glogower and Bridget K. Johnson in St. Louis. The pair joins more than a dozen wealth planning attorneys who help business owners and individuals develop customized plans to achieve success in wealth planning, succession and retirement. Highly recognized in their field, many of the Polsinelli Shughart wealth planning attorneys are recognized leaders in the American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel.

“This expansion of our wealth planning practice allows us to better serve the needs of our clients, many of whom are family business owners in the St. Louis community,” said Wealth Planning and Administration Chair T. Jack Challis. “Individuals and family businesses often face tough challenges with respect to transferring their business and personal assets to the next generation. This area of law, which is constantly evolving as new federal and state laws are enacted, helps our clients preserve and protect their lifetime of work.”

The addition of Glogower and Johnson comes at an exciting time for the St. Louis office which has grown to 112 attorneys. Recently, the St. Louis office added two large groups of attorneys from two separate firms. The National Law Journal ranked Polsinelli Shughart nationally as the third fastest growing law firm in the country. Last year, Dallas and Los Angeles joined the ranks of 16 offices that stretch from coast to coast.

“We’re growing based on our clients’ needs,” said St. Louis Managing Director Randy Gerber. “It is a broadening and deepening of services for our clients in St. Louis, regionally and nationally. And, we’re dedicated to the development and growth of young attorneys. We’re pleased to have Bridget and Jeffrey on our team.”

Johnson earned her law degree from Washington University School of Law in 2004. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was a “Bronze Tablet” recipient, with a bachelors of science degree in psychology in 2001. She is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis. She focuses her practice on wealth planning and administration including estate and trust administration, estate planning, and taxation.

Glogower previously worked as a trust officer at a nationally recognized trust company in St. Louis, where he co-authored a brochure on charitable remainder trusts. He attended Wayne State Law School in Detroit, Mich., graduating with a law degree in May 2006, and his LL.M from Washington University School of Law in 2012. While studying at Washington University, he received a CALI award for academic achievement. Glogower earned his bachelor of fine arts, cum laude, from the University of Michigan in 2002.

Glogower is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the American Bar Association. His practice focuses on wealth planning and administration. He serves as a member of the Jewish Community Relations Council, and chairs the legacy planned giving committee for Bais Abraham Congregation. Glogower is also an active participant in Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts.

The St. Louis office of Polsinelli Shughart is comprised of attorneys who are committed to the vitality, economic development and sustainability of St. Louis’s business and legal communities. They are involved with and serve in leadership roles including the Regional Business Council, St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association, Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, and Missouri Growth Association, among others.

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