Scott Keifer founded St. Louis Estate Planning to focus exclusively on helping clients establish quality and cost-effective plans. “When I was young I accompanied my parents on their visit to an estate planning attorney in downtown St. Louis. I was struck by the fancy law office in the tall building, the wood paneled walls in the conference room and windows overlooking other expensive buildings. I wondered how much my parents were paying to support all of this overhead. I thought, why can’t all of this overhead be reduced and the cost savings passed along to hard working people like my parents." This thought is the basis of St. Louis Estate Planning.
Not working at a big law firm gives Scott the ability to give his clients better service and a professional work product without all of the unnecessary overhead. Scott spends more time with his clients than most other attorneys, doesn’t sell them solutions they don’t need, and does so at about half of the cost. Scott graduated from Truman State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and passed the Missouri Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in 1994. In 1997 Scott graduated from University of Missouri School of Law and passed the Missouri Bar.
During law school, Scott worked as an unpaid intern for a Magistrate with the United States District Court while also working a blue-collar construction job at Extel Communications. After passing the Missouri Bar, Scott accepted a management position at Extel and later became a co-owner. For more than 17 years, Scott used his accounting and law degrees as a foundation for his role in handling finances, taxes, contract management, legal disputes, human resources, and state and federal legal compliance.
In 2015 Scott decided to focus exclusively on estate planning and opened St. Louis Estate Planning. Working from his office in southwest St. Louis County, he provides estate planning consultation and solutions to clients within a 2 hour drive of St. Louis.
Scott and his wife, Claire, have been married since 2002 and have two daughters and one son. They live in South St. Louis County and are members of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church. Scott enjoys cheering his kids on at their athletic events, as well as volunteering for the Boy Scouts. Scott’s (non-family related) highlight each year is taking a backpacking trip with his life-long friends on amazing trails in Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, California, and Utah.
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