Elizabeth Schlesinger is an associate in the Private Client Group. She is experienced in assisting clients with pre-death estate planning and wealth preservation as well as post-death trust and probate administration.

Ms. Schlesinger handles the drafting of estate planning documents including medical directives, durable powers of attorney, wills and "pour-over" wills, various trusts, and antenuptial agreements. She also drafts business succession documents, private loan and refinance documents, and basic real estate documents including private leases and various deeds. Ms. Schlesinger has experience establishing business entities such as LPs and LLCs and overseeing the administration of irrevocable trusts, estates, and probate.

While attending law school at Washington University in St. Louis, Ms. Schlesinger received the Dean’s Book Award and CALI Excellence for the Future Awards. She also served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law and Policy and participated in a variety of activities including the class gift committee and Outlaw.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Wellesley College Club of St. Louis, President
    • Human Rights Campaign, Board of Governors
    • Washington University Pride Alumni Network, Steering Committee
    • Washington University School of Law OUTLaw Distinguished Alumni Award, 2014
    • Washington University School of Law OUTLaw Distinguished Alumni Award, 2011
    • Washington University School of Law Dean’s Book Award, 2008
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Estate Planning & Drafting: Advanced Topics, 2008
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Family Wealth Planning and Drafting, 2007
    • Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, Editor-in-Chief
    • Washington University School of Law OUTLaw Distinguished Alumni Award, 2014
    • Washington University School of Law OUTLaw Distinguished Alumni Award, 2011
    • Washington University School of Law Dean’s Book Award, 2008
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Estate Planning & Drafting: Advanced Topics, 2008
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Family Wealth Planning and Drafting, 2007
    • Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, Editor-in-Chief
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Estate Planning & Drafting: Advanced Topics, 2008
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Family Wealth Planning and Drafting, 2007
    • Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, Editor-in-Chief
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Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
    • Lawyers for Equality
    • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Member
    • Lawyers for Equality
    • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Member
    • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Member
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Speaking Engagements

  • “Creating a Living Legacy,” Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, June 14, 2019
  • “Estate Planning in Missouri post Obergefell,” 27th Annual Estate Planning Institute hosted by BAMSL Probate & Trust Law Section, April 27, 2016
  • "Probate and Trust Law," Advising Your Clients: Pitfalls & Practice Tips after Obergefell v. Hodges, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis CLE Seminar, September 11, 2015