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Bryan Cave Attorneys Author Article on Nonjudicial Settlements of Fiduciary Disputes

Bryan Cave St. Louis partner, Douglas Stanley, and associate, Jarriot Rook, authored an article in the recently-published spring issue of the St. Louis Bar Journal, concerning the key issues to consider in nonjudicial settlement of fiduciary disputes.

Bryan Cave Shortlisted For 2016 Magic Circle Awards

Bryan Cave has made the shortlist for the prestigious Magic Circle Awards for 2016 under the category of “International Law Firm of the Year – USA”.

The Magic Circle Awards are held annually each Spring to recognize the best advisors in the financial sector on a global scale.

Congratulations to London Private Client Services Partner, Dyke Arboneaux



Private Client Services Partner in London, Dyke Arboneaux, has been selected as both a speaker at the STEP Global Congress and as a judge for the 2016-2017 STEP Awards.

Dyke advises individuals, families and financial institutions on international estate planning and U.S. tax matters, with a particular emphasis in planning for clients who are exposed to both the U.S. and U.K. tax systems.


Congratulations to Kathy Sherby for Being Named a ‘Lawyer of the Year’

August 20, 2015



Congratulations to Kathy Sherby for being named “Lawyer of the Year”  2016 by Best Lawyers®, the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S!

Best Lawyers names a single lawyer in each specialty in each community as “Lawyer of the Year.” Kathy was named in the Trusts & Estates specialty group. Those honored have received particularly outstanding ratings in the surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Congratulations to Bryan Cave Private Client Attorneys Named as Best Lawyers in America 2016

August 18, 2015


Congratulations are in order for the following attorneys listed as Best Lawyers in America 2016 for Trusts & Estates and Tax Law:

William Linkous, Jr.

Frank S. McGaughey, III

Renee M. Gabbard

Shannon K. Barks

B. John Readey, III

Lawrence Brody

Stephen B. Daiker

John D. Schaperkotter

Michael N. Newmark

Kathleen R. Sherby*

The Best Lawyers in America©, the oldest lawyer-rating publication in the U.S., has selected 168 Bryan Cave lawyers for inclusion in the 2016 edition.

Best Lawyers’ lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. For the 2016 edition, 6.7 million votes were analyzed.  Click here to view all Bryan Cave lawyers listed in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and the practice area or areas for which each is recognized.


Dyke Arboneaux recognized by Chambers & Partners

April 7, 2015


dykeChambers & Partners has recognized Private Client Partner, Dyke Arboneaux, in Chambers Global Guide 2015.

Each year, Chambers researchers conduct thousands of interviews with lawyers and clients worldwide to compile their rankings.   The publication ranks law firms, practices and individual lawyers in “bands” from one to six, with one being the best.  London Partner, Dyke Arboneaux, is ranked in Band 2 for her international private client work.   She also is recognized as a foreign expert for her private client work in the United Kingdom section of the publication, as well as her tax work in the U.S.   The publication notes that Arboneaux “is a well-respected trust and estate partner in Bryan Cave LLP’s London office and is sought after for US and cross-border tax and estate planning matters, including FATCA

Congratulations to London Partner, Dyke Arboneaux

December 23, 2014


dykeLondon Partner Dyke M. Arboneaux is listed in The International Who’s Who of Private Client Lawyers 2014 publication. She was nominated by her peers as “one of the world’s leading practitioners in the field.” Who’s Who Legal canvasses and analyzes the opinions of clients and private practice lawyers from around the world each year for its list of top lawyers.

Dyke advises individuals, families and financial institutions on international estate planning and U.S. tax matters, with a particular emphasis in planning for clients who are exposed to both the U.S. and UK tax systems.

Congratulations Dyke!

Bryan Cave Trusts and Estates Practice Receives National and Metropolitan First Tier Rankings by U.S. News & World Report


U.S. News and Best Lawyers have joined to rank more than 12,000 firms in the U.S. in 120 practice areas in 174 metropolitan areas and 8 states.

Bryan Cave’s Trust and Estates Practice Group (“Private Client CSG”) received National First Tier Ranking and the Atlanta, Kansas City, Orange County, and St. Louis offices all received First Tier Rankings in metropolitan cities.

Congratulations to the Private Client Group!

The 2015 report of more than 12,000 firms by practice area is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Results were combined into an overall “Best Law Firms” score for each firm.

New Leadership

October 21, 2014


New Leadership

October 21, 2014

Authored by: Stephanie Moll

We would like to congratulate Steve Daiker, who is succeeding Frank McGaughey as leader of the Private Client CSG. Steve focuses his practice on estate and gift tax planning for high net-worth individuals and succession planning for owners of privately-held businesses.

Congratulations to Steve and thank you to Frank for his years of leadership.  Click here for a full list of internal leadership changes at Bryan Cave.



Same-Sex Married Couples: What to Do Now?

samesexmarriageIn light of all of the changes in same-sex marriage laws happening over the past couple of weeks, we thought we’d share some of the information presented by our attorneys at the CLE presentation in our St. Louis office on Wednesday morning, “Same Sex, Different Day:  Estate Planning for Same Sex Married Couples (Post Windsor decision), co-sponsored by the Bryan Cave LGBT Affinity Group.  Presenters were Kimberly Civins, Stephen Daiker, and Douglas Stanley, along with Tony Rothert from the ACLU of Eastern Missouri.

Get income tax advice regarding amending returns and filing returns going forward

The sooner the better, as there is a 3 year statute of limitations for amending returns if filing as married achieves a better tax result!

Get estate documents reviewed/updated to take advantage of spousal

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