James R.

James R. "Bud" Strong

St. Louis,  MO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Financial Services
  • Private Wealth
  • Closely Held Business
  • International
Contact InfoTelephone: 314.480.1636
Fax: 314.480.1505
University Saint Louis University, A.B., 1977; Saint Louis University, M.B.A., 1980
Law SchoolSaint Louis University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1980 Saint Louis University Law Journal
Admitted1980, Missouri; 1981, Illinois; 1991, Maryland

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association

•The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Probate and Trust Section, Past Chair

•Estate Planning Council of St. Louis

•The Missouri Bar


A member of the firm's Financial Services industry group and Chairman of the firm's Private Wealth advisory group, Bud applies more than 30 years of knowledge to the needs of clients in sophisticated estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and gift tax, closely held business succession planning, buy-sell agreements, charitable planning, asset protection and corporate law.

Awards and Recognitions
The Best Lawyers In America, Trusts and Estates, 2003-2015
Best of the U.S. LLC, Tax & Estate Planning
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Estate Planning & Probate, 2005-2007
St. Louis Magazine, Five Star Top Rated Wealth Managers, 2007, 2011-2012

Civic Involvement
•Arthritis Foundation Planned Giving Committee, Eastern Missouri Chapter, Chair
•Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Legacy Advisory Council

Business Insights

Business Insights
10.22.14 Family Farm Newsletter - Fall 2014
Food & Agribusiness Article
1.11.13 “Fiscal Cliff” Agreement Changes Gift and Estate Tax Law
10.14.11 Unprecedented Gift Planning Opportunities in 2011 and 2012, St. Louis Business Journal
3.22.11 New Tax Law Creates Opportunity for Major Gift Planning in 2011 and 2012 and Temporarily Alleviates Estate Tax Threat
6.22.10 Preparing Privately Held Companies for Strategic Capital Formation or Liquidity Events
Seminar St. Louis, MO
3.13.09 Stimulus Bill Provides Acquisition Tax Opportunities

In The News
8.19.14 Husch Blackwell Boasts 106 Best Lawyers on 2015 List, Seven “Lawyers of the Year”
Energy & Natural Resources Financial Services Food & Agribusiness Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation News Release
8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 “Lawyers of the Year”
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction Financial Services Energy & Natural Resources News Release
8.23.12 2013 Best Lawyers Includes 106 Husch Blackwell Attorneys in 56 Practice Areas and 7 States
News Release
9.06.11 More Than 100 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2012
News Release
11.10.10 Bud Strong Receives 2011 FIVE STAR Wealth Manager Award
News Release


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Office Information

James R. "Bud" Strong

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
St. LouisMO 63105-3441


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