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Jennifer Clump Davis

Officer

“Whether it’s families or corporate clients, developing relationships and helping them reach their goals is rewarding — taking highly technical concepts and translating them into their daily existence.”

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois

Education

J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, cum laude, 1996

B.A, Denison University, cum laude, 1993

Profile

Whether setting up a family estate plan or helping a bank untangle issues as a corporate fiduciary, Jennifer Davis is adept at taking complex estate and tax planning matters and applying them to clients’ daily needs. As a member of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group, she works with clients ranging from business owners and multi-generational families to some of the region’s largest financial institutions.

Jennifer has helped individuals and families with issues related to estate planning, charitable planning, probate and trust administration, family business entities, succession business planning and wealth preservation strategies. She has assisted with trust, estate and tax controversies, tax return preparation and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Many estate planning clients continue to turn to her for guidance on asset protection as life changes or business questions arise, and she works to maintain those relationships through responsive service and sound advice.

In addition to representing individuals, Jennifer represents financial institutions regarding issues that arise while serving as corporate fiduciaries. She also helps broker/dealers, trust companies, banks and investment advisors in handling and resolving day-to-day issues stemming from the authority granted to trustees, powers of attorney, personal representatives, administrators and beneficiaries.

She works with a number of non-profit organizations on their planned giving programs, endowments and administrative issues.

Jennifer writes and speaks frequently on estate planning topics — including charitable planning, planning for children with special needs, premarital agreements, probate administration and planning for digital assets — and writes for the firm’s Trusts & Estates newsletters. She is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and is a former leader of the Trusts & Estates Practice Group.

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • Estate Planning Council
  • National Committee on Planned Giving
  • St. Louis Planned Giving Council
  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

Community/Civic Activities

  • Dance St. Louis, Board of Directors, President
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Legacy Advisors Executive Committee

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 2016-2017
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly, "100 St. Louisans You Should Know to Succeed in Business," 2016
  • St. Louis Small Business Monthly, Top Lawyer of the Year, 2012
  • Five Star Wealth Manager Award, 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Saint Louis Business Journal, "40 Under 40," Class of 2008

News & Insights

News

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • 2015 Greensfelder Estate Planning Seminar, November 19, 2015
  • “Planning for Digital Assets”
    Estate Planning Institute, The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, April 22, 2015
  • November 13, 2014
  • November 5, 2014
  • "Stay Linked with Your Clients by Helping Them Forever Friend Their Digital Property"
    Annual Estate & Trust Institute, MoBar CLE, St. Louis, October 17, 2014 | Jefferson City, October 24, 2014
  • "Handle with Care – Planning for the Fragile Beneficiary"
    Annual Estate & Trust Institute, MoBarCLE, St. Louis, October 11, 2013 | Jefferson City, October 25, 2013
  • Greensfelder Estate Planning Symposium, October 16, 2013
  • "Stay Linked with Your Clients by Helping Them Forever Friend Their Digital Property"
    Missouri Bar Annual Meeting and Judicial Conference, Columbia, September 2013
  • "Just Because It's Irrevocable Doesn't Mean It's Irrevocable"
    Annual Estate & Trust Institute, MoBar CLE, September 2012
  • "Planned Giving - Not Just for the Rich and Famous"
    Annual Estate & Trust Institute, MoBar CLE, September 2011
  • "Ethical Scenarios for Probate and Estate Planning"
    Annual Estate & Trust Institute, MoBar CLE, September 2009
  • "Charitable Giving Arsenal"
    Annual Probate Institute, Missouri Bar, September and October 2007
  • "Reasons for Estate Planning"
    MAC Sports Conference, April 2007
  • "Problems in Estate Planning for a Second Marriage"
    University of Missouri - Kansas City, Continuing Legal Education, 13th Annual Estate Planning Internship Program, October 2006
  • "Drafting a Pre-Marital Agreement"
    University of Missouri - Kansas City, Continuing Legal Education, 12th Annual Estate Planning Internship Program, September 2005
  • “Ethical Considerations in Post-Mortem Planning”
    Advanced Post-Mortem Planning and Probate in Missouri, National Business Institute, September 8, 2004
  • “Directors’ and Trustees’ Liabilities”
    Tax-Exempt Organizations in Missouri, Lorman Education Services, April 2003

Publications

Articles

Newsletters