Patricia D. Gray, Counsel

Patricia D. Gray

Biography

Patricia D. Gray brings more than thirty years of experience in trust and estate planning and administration to bear on behalf of her clients. She works with clients to develop personalized estate plans. She has successfully represented clients in gift and estate tax audits involving transfers of closely held businesses and marital and charitable deductions issues. Additionally, she has been involved in numerous family disputes, often necessitating court interpretations of wills and trusts and has successfully defended her clients’ positions in the Missouri Court of Appeals. Over the course of her legal career, Patricia has cultivated and retained relationships with clients who look to her for thoughtful and experienced counsel.

In 1993, Patricia was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America every year since 2008 in the Trusts and Estates area and has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” by her peers for Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers every year since 2010.

Patricia joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2017 after many years of practicing in an estate and wealth planning boutique in Clayton, which in 2017, was named as a “First Tier Best Law Firm in Missouri” by U. S. News and World Report.

Background

Professional Activities
Patricia is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

As a member of the Missouri Bar and the Probate and Trust Committee, she served on the Executive Council (1988-1994), the Legislative Review Subcommittee (1992-2000), was chairman of the Non-Probate transfers Subcommittee (1990-2000) and has reviewed and authored sections of the Missouri Bar Deskbook Series.

Patricia is a former Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Tax Program at Washington University School of Law. In addition, she has been a speaker at CLE seminars sponsored by the Missouri Bar, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the University of Missouri and the National Business Institute, as well as seminars for accountants on tax and non-tax subjects in the areas of estate planning, trusts and estate administration.

She is admitted to practice in Missouri and the U.S. Tax Court.

Community Activities
Patricia was a member of the Board of Directors for St. Louis ConnectCare (1998-2013) and also served as Vice Chair (2008-2013). ConnectCare was part of the health care safety net providing specialty care and urgent care for residents of St. Louis City and County. She has assisted with Room at the Inn, an organization that serves as an overnight host for the homeless and was a former member of the St. Louis Symphony Planned Giving Committee. Previously, she was a member of the Board of Building Appeals for the City of Kirkwood (1984-1990).

Education
Patricia earned her Juris Doctor from the Washington University School of Law, where she was Senior Editor on the Law Review. She received her B. S.N. from the University of Cincinnati.

BIOGRAPHY

Patricia D. Gray brings more than thirty years of experience in trust and estate planning and administration to bear on behalf of her clients. She works with clients to develop personalized estate plans. She has successfully represented clients in gift and estate tax audits involving transfers of closely held businesses and marital and charitable deductions issues. Additionally, she has been involved in numerous family disputes, often necessitating court interpretations of wills and trusts and has successfully defended her clients’ positions in the Missouri Court of Appeals. Over the course of her legal career, Patricia has cultivated and retained relationships with clients who look to her for thoughtful and experienced counsel.

In 1993, Patricia was elected as a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America every year since 2008 in the Trusts and Estates area and has been selected as a “Super Lawyer” by her peers for Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers every year since 2010.

Patricia joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2017 after many years of practicing in an estate and wealth planning boutique in Clayton, which in 2017, was named as a “First Tier Best Law Firm in Missouri” by U. S. News and World Report.

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