September 28, 2009

Missouri Bar President Tom Burke presented St. Louis attorney Scot W. Boulton with the 2009 President’s Award at The Missouri Bar’s annual banquet. Boulton, a senior partner at Polsinelli Shughart PC and a member of the St. Louis office’s Wealth Planning Practice Group, was among six lawyers Friday night recognized for meritorious service to The Missouri Bar.

“I’m much honored to be included among such a fine group of attorneys, all of whom are dedicated to ensuring our state’s Bar consistently is among the best in the country,” Boulton said.

Boulton is the past chair of the Missouri Bar’s Probate and Trust Committee. As chair of the committee and as chair of its Subcommittee on Trust Law revision, Boulton has participated in the drafting and enactment of five major legislative initiatives in the probate and trust arena. He also is a member of the Missouri Bar’s committee that reviews and tracks trust and estate legislation through the legislature and final enactment of those bills.

Boulton’s practice includes providing services to clients on legal issues arising in the areas of trusts and estates, estate planning, estate and gift taxation, probate and trust administration and the establishment and administration of tax-exempt organizations. He is a fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and has been an adjunct professor of estate planning at Saint Louis University.

In addition to his Bar involvement, Boulton has served on the Red Cross Planned Giving Committee, the St. Louis Art Museum Endowment Council, and the National UTC Committee of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform Laws and the Trust Counsel. He also has served as Trust Counsel and Senior Trust Office for U.S. Bank. 

Boulton speaks and writes frequently on his area of law and would be a good media source for reporters working on stories about: 

Probate and estate litigation 
Sophisticated estate planning issues. 
The Trust Code and Trust administration.

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