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Rachel M. Hirshberg

Associate

"My estate and tax planning knowledge, paired with my experience in the corporate world, allows me to identify legal issues while keeping clients’ personal goals in focus."

Admissions

  • Missouri

Education

J.D., University of Missouri School of Law, cum laude, 2014, Tax Law Concentration with Honors, Order of the Coif, Journal of Dispute Resolution, Editor in Chief

B.A., Psychology, Harvard University, 2007

Profile

Rachel Hirshberg draws on her understanding of estate planning and tax law to assist high-net-worth families and individuals in protecting their assets and business interests. She provides sophisticated counsel on implementing wills, trusts, powers of attorney, charitable planning and other aspects of family wealth preservation.

With experience in the areas of trusts and estates, taxation and corporate transactions, Rachel is well-positioned to advise closely held business owners on business succession planning and tax matters, as well as estate planning. Rachel also has extensive experience forming foundations and other tax-exempt entities for both corporate and individual clients who wish to incorporate charitable giving into their planning strategies.  

Rachel’s experience in corporate and M&A transactions includes advising on tax controversies and the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Before law school, Rachel worked as a marketing strategist, an experience that gives her a valuable perspective on her clients’ business objectives.

Professional Affiliations

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder Program, 2019
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Women Lawyers' Association of St. Louis
  • Estate Planning Council of St. Louis

Community/Civic Activities

  • Friends of St. Louis Public Radio, Board of Directors, 2017- 2021
  • Missouri Appleseed, Board of Directors, 2017-present
  • Mercy Health Foundation Planned Giving Committee, 2016- 2018

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," 2021-2022

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