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Andrew V. Wolkiewicz

Associate

In his estate planning practice, Andy Wolkiewicz works to help clients understand their options and minimize the tax impact when there is a transfer of wealth.

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois

Education

LL.M., Washington University School of Law, 2016

J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, 2008

B.A., University of Notre Dame, history, cum laude, 2005

Profile

Andy Wolkiewicz delights in giving his clients the safety and security that comes through a comprehensive estate plan and, wherever possible, saving them money in estate or income taxes. Andy is known for his empathetic listening and his ability to solve problems that matter most in each stage of a client’s life. In his work, Andy leverages his deep subject matter expertise and LL.M. in taxation from Washington University School of Law, to counsel individuals, families and businesses. By considering the facts of each scenario and the applicable laws, he works to help minimize tax impact and ensure clients understand the options available to them.

As a former litigator, Andy Wolkiewicz draws on a strong base of courtroom experience and balances the technical and emotional impact of the law in protecting client assets and preserving family legacies. Before joining the firm, he was a litigation associate at two law firms in St. Louis and Belleville, Illinois, where he gained trial and discovery experience.

Licensed in Illinois and Missouri, 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
  • Planned charitable giving
  • Tax return preparation for individuals and fiduciaries
  • Trust and probate administration
  • Advising non-profits on administrative and operational issues

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Illinois Bar Association

Community/Civic Activities

  • Waterloo Chamber of Commerce
  • Leadership Belleville – Class of 2019, Belleville Chamber of Commerce
  • Gibault Catholic High School, former member of the Board of Trustees, 2012-2019, vice president, 2013-2018, president, 2018-2019
  • Morrison-Talbott Library, former member of the Board of Trustees, 2009-2017; vice president, 2010-2012 and 2014-2016; president, 2012-2013, 2016-2017

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Gary I. Boren Memorial Award, Washington University School of Law, highest ranking student completing LL.M. in Taxation, 2016
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Washington University School of Law, highest grade in Practical Skills Training in Estate and Wealth Planning, Fall 2015; Practical Strategies and Drafting in Estate Planning, Spring 2016; Tax-Exempt Organizations, Spring 2016
  • The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," 2021

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