Steven M. Laiderman is an attorney who limits his practice to estate planning and business planning. His practice includes trust, estate and tax planning, general business and corporate planning, real estate transactions, Medicaid and VA benefits qualification planning, and estate, trust and probate administration. His business practice focuses in the areas of entity creation, business tax planning, succession planning and negotiation of business sales and acquisitions. He also represents clients in the negotiation of leases, and sales and acquisitions of real estate.
Steve is a frequent speaker. He presents 30 educational seminars or more each year to accounting, insurance, financial planning professionals as well as the general public. He has presented a monthly course to insurance professionals for over ten years, which has been approved for continuing education credit for insurance and Certified Financial Planners.
Steve teaches Estate Planning and Drafting and Family Wealth Management classes as an adjunct professor to graduate law students at Washington University School of Law.
Steve has contributed to the estate planning book, Protecting Your Estate, published by McGraw Hill, Inc. He is also a contributing author of the business planning book, Strictly Business, published by Quantum Press. He is also a co-author of How to Protect Your Family's Assets from Devestating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets (2011 Missouri edition), and contributing author of Being in Business is a Funny Thing - Getting Out is Not! A Business Owner's Guide to Growing & Transitioning the Business, published by Omaha: Collaborative Press, 2011.
Steve drafts clients' estate plans in plain English, and each plan is reviewed with each client page by page and paragraph by paragraph to ensure it accomplishes the clients' goals. Clients' estate plans are completed promptly and timely.
Steve is married and has four children, and one grandchild. He attended the University of Missouri where he received his BSBA Degree in General Business. He received a Juris Doctor Degree in 1981 from Washburn University and a Masters in tax law from Washington University in 1988.
Steve is the principal of The Laiderman Law Firm, P.C. He is a long time member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and a founding member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. The Network has nearly 300 members located in 50 states. The purpose of the Network is to expand the estate planning knowledge and expertise of its members in order to serve the needs of clients and preserve the dignity of the legal profession.
Steve has been licensed to practice law in Missouri, Illinois and Florida for nearly 30 years. Steve is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Florida Bar, the Illinois Bar, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis.
Robynn D. Ragland, Attorney
Joseph G. Ilges, Attorney
Rhonda Shedron, Paralegal
Beverly E. Wolff, Secretary
Tammi Laiderman, Funding Coordinator
Karen L. Johnson, Administrative Assistant
Kathleen Schafer, Legal Secretary/Personal Assistant