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Charles A. "Clary" Redd concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration and estate and trust-related litigation. Prior to joining Stinson, Clary was a partner with another large law firm where he served as Vice Chair of its Trusts & Estates Practice Group. He was previously employed as a trust administrator by First Wisconsin Trust Company (now U.S. Bank, N.A.) in Milwaukee and as an assistant counsel by Centerre Trust Company of St. Louis (now U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management). Clary has extensive experience and expertise in: (a) the drafting of wills, trust instruments, durable powers of attorney, marital agreements and other estate planning documents; (b) pre- and post-death tax planning for individuals, trusts and estates; (c) preparation and filing of estate tax returns, gift tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns; (d) representation of individual and corporate fiduciaries; and (e) litigation in the Probate Division and other equity divisions of the Circuit Court. He has worked on estates and estate planning projects involving assets valued at several hundred million dollars and has successfully handled numerous estate tax matters, gift tax matters, generation-skipping transfer tax matters, will and trust construction cases, will contests, contests of trust agreements, breach of fiduciary duty cases and other types of cases involving estates and trusts.
St. Louis University, J.D., 1979
St. Louis University, B.A. History, summa cum laude,1976 Phi Beta Kappa
Clary was chairman of The Missouri Bar's Health Care Durable Power of Attorney Subcommittee, and he played a significant role in the drafting and enactment of the Missouri Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Act. He is an elected member of The American Law Institute, a fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (Board of Regents; Missouri State Chair; Communications Committee; Estate and Gift Tax Committee; Fiduciary Litigation Committee; and Program Committee) and an adjunct professor of law (Estate Planning) at Northwestern University School of Law. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board of Trusts & Estates magazine. He speaks and writes frequently on topics in the trusts and estates field. Among his numerous nationwide speaking engagements, Clary is the lead presenter in Cannon Financial Institute's monthly estate planning teleconference series.
Clary is a member of St. Louis Venture Partners, the philanthropic affiliate of the St. Louis Regional Business Council.