As a member of Husch Blackwell's Financial Services team, Ken has more than 25 years of experience working on sophisticated estate and business planning for high net worth clients, estate and trust administration and related litigation, business and charitable entities, and complex tax and transactional matters, both domestic and international. He provides value to individuals, couples, families, executives and entities by helping them organize their financial, business and tax affairs and carry out their financial-planning objectives.
Ken's extensive industry work includes:
•Advising on intergenerational wealth transfers, tax-saving strategies, life insurance planning, charitable giving strategies and cross-border planning.
Counseling professional and nonprofessional administrators of trusts and estates with respect to their fiduciary duties and assisting them on probate litigation, fiduciary income tax and fiduciary accountings.
Counseling for-profit, nonprofit and charitable organizations about tax matters, buy-sell and other business agreements, regulatory compliance and effective operation.
Assisting clients with business acquisitions as well as individual, corporate and partnership tax matters, including federal and state tax issues involving gifts, estates, divorce and business reorganizations.
Ken is also a fellow in the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Awards and Recognitions
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, fellow
•The Best Lawyers In America, Trusts and Estates, 2006-2014
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
•St. Louis Magazine, Top Lawyers in St. Louis, 2010
Advised on intergenerational wealth transfers, including transfers of business interests, securities, real estate and art; tax-saving strategies, including family limited partnerships, qualified personal residence trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts and sales involving grantor trusts; life insurance planning, including irrevocable life insurance trusts, insurable interest issues and the life settlement market; charitable giving strategies, including creating and operating public and private foundations, supporting organizations and charitable trusts; and cross-border planning, including international estate planning, planning for nonresident aliens coming to the U.S., and planning for expatriation.
•Counseled professional and nonprofessional administrators of trusts and estates with respect to their fiduciary duties and assisted them on probate litigation, fiduciary income tax and fiduciary accountings.
•Counseled for-profit, nonprofit and charitable organizations about tax matters, buy-sell and other business agreements, regulatory compliance and effective operation.
•Assisted clients with business acquisitions as well as individual, corporate and partnership tax matters, including federal and state tax issues involving gifts, estates, divorce and business reorganizations.
2.28.14 Family Business Succession Can Take More Thorough, Thoughtful Planning, Midlands Business Journal Financial Services Article
10.25.13 Legal Migrants: Clients Who Move Between Community Property and Common Law States
10.25.13 Financial Services Partner Ken Kingma Speaks at ACTEC's Fall Meeting
Financial Services Speaking Engagement Fort Worth, TX
1.01.12 Estate and Business Planning for the Retiring Physician, Missouri Medicine Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Article
12.06.11 Reviewing Your Estate Plan Documents Article
10.14.11 Unprecedented Gift Planning Opportunities in 2011 and 2012, St. Louis Business Journal Article
4.01.11 A Beneficiary Serving as Trustee May Affect Asset Protection, Estate Planning Article
10.01.09 IRS Explains Income Taxation of a Sale or Surrender of a Life Insurance Policy, FORUMfacts Article
1.01.09 Property Division at Divorce or Death for Married Couples Migrating Between Common Law and Community Property States, Journal of International Trust and Corporate Planning
1.01.09 Property Division at Divorce or Death for Married Couples Migrating Between Common Law and Community Property States, ACTEC Journal Article
In The News
2.01.14 St. Louis Magazine: Husch Blackwell Partner Ken Kingma Provides Estate Planning Advice Financial Services News Coverage
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
2.22.13 Midlands Business Journal: Husch Blackwell Partner Ken Kingma Discusses the Unique Circumstances that Arise in Family Business Succession Planning News Coverage
8.23.12 2013 Best Lawyers Includes 106 Husch Blackwell Attorneys in 56 Practice Areas and 7 States
3.26.12 Husch Blackwell Partner Ken Kingma Named American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Fellow
9.06.11 More Than 100 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2012
News Release (Also at Omaha, NE Office)