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Frank J. Schmidt - St Louis, MO

1034 S. Brentwood Blvd.Suite 1555 St Louis, MO 63117

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Updated: 05/28/2024

St Louis Estate & Asset Protection Planning Lawyer

Overview

Frank Schmidt concentrates his transactional practice in the areas of estate, business sucession & creditor protection planning, commercial real estate acquisitions & development and lender representation.

The litigation portion of Mr. Schmidt's practice is concentrated mainly in the areas of trust and estate disputes, lender/creditors' rights principals, as well as banks, trust companies and other financial institutions.

Mr. Schmidt earned his law degree from St. Louis University School of Law in 2000, and is licensed to practice in the states of Missouri and Illinois. Mr. Schmidt is deignated an Accredited Estate Planner by the National Association of Estate Planners & Counsels (NAEPC), and has been nominated by Super Lawyers for Estate Planning & Probate in Missouri since 2020.

About Frank J. Schmidt

Practice Areas

  • Estate & Asset Protection Planning 20%
  • Trusts & Estates Litigation 20%
  • Banking & Creditors' Rights 20%
  • Real Estate Transactions & Disputes 15%
  • Corporate Transactions & Disputes 15%
  • Commercial Litigation 10%

Litigation

  • 40%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2000
  • Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2002
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 2003
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Delaware, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2009

Other Affiliations

  • Missouri State Bar Association, 2000 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 2001 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), 2022 - Present
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), 2019 - Present
  • Estate Planning Counsel of St. Louis
  • Super Lawyers Selectee, 2020 - Present
  • National Association of Estate Planners & Counsils, 2022 - Present

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, 2000
    J.D.
    Honors: cum laude
  • Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1997
    B.S.
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: Psychology
    Major: Criminal Justice

Past Positions

  • Waltrip & Schmidt, LLC, Managing Partner, 2009 - 2021
  • The Schmidt Law Firm, P.C., Managing Partner, 2006 - 2009

Classes and Seminars

  • “The Probate Process from Start to Finish for Paralegals – Administration of Claims, Handling disclaimer, Estate Cash Management, Insolvency and Partial Distributions”, National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Clayton, Missouri, October 10, 2018
  • “Family Business Continuity and Estate Planning Basics”, Private Seminar for Three Doors Real Estate Group, Kirkwood, Missouri, September 19, 2018
  • “Estate Planning Overview and Basics”, Private Seminar for Safe Harbor Finance & Insurance, St. Louis, Missouri, February, 2018
  • "Drafting Effective Wills and Trusts – Ethical Considerations and Traps", National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Clayton, Missouri, November, 2017
  • "Legal Ethics in Estate Administration and Medicaid Recovery", National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2015 - Present
  • “Estate Planning Basics and Overview”, Lecture for Personal Financial Planning Course, Columbia College, St. Louis, Missouri, February, 2014
  • “Family Business Continuity and Estate Planning”, Private Seminar for Central Trust and Investment Company, St. Louis, Missouri, November, 2012
  • “The Probate Process from Start to Finish – Understanding the Role of the Personal Representative in Probate”, National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Clayton, Missouri, August, 2012
  • “Estate Planning Overview and Basics”, Private Seminar for American Direct Marketing Resources employees, St. Louis, Missouri, June, 2012
  • “Family Business Continuity and Estate Planning”, Private Seminar for Frontenac Bank, St. Louis, Missouri, March, 2012
  • “Business Contracts from A to Z”, National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, St. Louis, Missouri, December, 2011
  • “Asset Protection Planning in Missouri”, Private Seminar for Central Trust & Investment Company St. Louis, Missouri, November, 2011
  • “Administering the Estate on the Cusp of Exemption – Trust Administration and Termination Tips for the Borderline Estate”, National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar Clayton, Missouri, December, 2010
  • “Estate Planning Overview – Current Trends and Issues”, The America Group Financial Advisors Regional Education Conference St. Louis, Missouri, March, 2010
  • “Retirement Planning Today – Estate Planning”, Private Seminar for The Private Asset Group St. Louis, Missouri, March, 2010
  • “Business Killers – Practical Concerns and Uses of Buy-Sell Agreements”, Private Seminar with PNC Bank, N.A. and Hartford Life Insurance Companies St. Louis, Missouri, March, 2010
  • “Top Ten Estate Planning Mistakes”, Private Seminar for Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors St. Louis, Missouri, July, 2009
  • “Top Ten Estate Planning Mistakes”, Private Seminar for Merrill Lynch Financial Advisors St. Louis, Missouri, November, 2008
  • “Drafting Effective Wills & Trusts – Using Trusts as Estate Planning Tools”, National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar Clayton, Missouri, November, 2008
  • “Buy-Sell Agreements and Planning with Insurance”, State Farm Regional Advisors Meeting St. Louis, Missouri, May, 2008
  • "Advanced LLC Issues" , National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar Clayton, Missouri, June 2008
  • "Limited Liability Companies" , National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar Clayton, Missouri, April 2008
  • “Is an LLC Right for You? – Compliance under Federal and State Law” , National Business Institute, Continuing Legal Education Seminar Clayton, Missouri, October 2006
  • “Like Kind Exchanges of Real Estate” , Published Summer, 2006 St. Louis Business Journal, Journal of The Missouri Bar
  • “Estate Planning Basics for New Couples and Young Professionals” , Private Seminar St. Louis, Missouri, January 2006

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Frank J. Schmidt

Included on the 2024 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Frank J. Schmidt on Super Lawyers

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Office Information

Address

1034 S. Brentwood Blvd.Suite 1555 St Louis, MO 63117

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

M-F: 8:00am-4:00pm, Saturday and Sunday by appointment only.

Publication

Articles

  • "Like Kind Exchanges of Real Estate", St. Louis Business Journal, Journal of The Missouri Bar, Published Summer, 2006

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