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  • Education
    • J.D., Vanderbilt University, 1976
    • B.A., cum laude, Knox College, 1973

A personalized touch distinguishes Kenneth Hand’s approach to serving clients from others in his field. Through his wealth planning practice, Kenneth works with clients to develop personalized estate plans that pass estates to families in ways that minimize exposure to estate and gift taxes. To achieve wealth planning goals, Kenneth prepares numerous estate planning documents such as wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable insurance trusts, gift trusts for minors, qualified personal residence trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, and family limited partnerships. He also has considerable experience in charitable planning, including the creation of charitable lead trusts, charitable remainder trusts, and private foundations. 

Kenneth has developed succession plans for numerous owners of family businesses. In each situation, he creates a unique plan that is coordinated with the rest of personal estate plans and passes ownership and control of the businesses to chosen individuals. 

Correspondingly, Kenneth designs and drafts documents necessary to implement business succession plans, such as shareholder agreements and stock redemption agreements and various types of special trusts to control the ownership and voting rights in closely held businesses.

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Lecturer on Pre-Retirement Issues
Illinois Bell Telephone, Farm Motors Corporation
January 2009
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Estate planning lectures
AARP, United Missouri Bank, Equitable Insurance Company, Connecticut Mutual Insurance Company, St. Louis Art Museum
January 2009
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Planning Strategies for Your IRA and Deferred Benefit Plans
KWMU Radio
January 2002
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Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 -- IRA
January 2001
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Doing Good Through Tax-Wise Estate Planning
KWMU Radio
January 2001
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The 10 Best Estate Planning Ideas for Preserving Your Wealth
McDonald House Charities of St. Louis
January 2000