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Garrett C. Reuter, Jr.

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“Both in estate planning and business counseling, I enjoy the great personal contact I have with clients. You develop a close bond, which is why it’s important for them to trust you.”

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Florida

Education

LL.M. - Taxation, University of Miami School of Law, 2006

J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2005

B.B.A. - Accounting, University of Notre Dame, 2002

Profile

Through the often-personal experience of estate planning, Garry Reuter builds clients’ trust with a personable approach that draws on his advanced knowledge of complex tax planning. Working with individuals and families in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida, his services include:

  • Drafting trusts (revocable and irrevocable), wills and powers of attorney for financial and health care matters
  • Tax planning for estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes, and federal and state income taxes
  • Tax return preparation for individuals and fiduciaries
  • Trust and probate administration
  • Premarital and postmarital agreements
  • Planned charitable giving

Garry also works with owners of closely-held companies, with clients in areas ranging from physician practices, to family-owned restaurants, to construction and development companies.  Garry advises and assists clients with the formation of business entities (e.g. corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships); preparation of shareholder agreements, operating agreements, and buy-sell agreements; and instruction on other general business needs.  Garry also helps business owners with succession planning and tax planning, helping them develop strategies for passing a business to the next generation of owners.

Garry has an LL.M. degree in taxation and worked as a legal intern for the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel in Miami. Before joining Greensfelder, he spent several years handling trusts and estates planning at another large St. Louis-based firm.

Community/Civic Activities

  • Leadership Council Southwestern Illinois, 2014-present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois, Board of Directors, 2012-present
  • St. Louis Sports Commission, board member, 2016-present; associates board of directors, 2008-2016, vice chair, 2013-2016
  • St. Louis Children's Hospital, Legacy Advisors, 2010-present
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, 2002-2005
  • Belleville CEO Class, board member, 2015-present

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Estate Planning & Probate, 2009, 2014-2015
  • Illinois Leading Lawyers, Emerging Lawyer, 2016

News & Insights

News

  • Garrett Reuter, Jr. and Patricia Wharton elected to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois Board of Directors
    December 12, 2012

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