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 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.
Awards and Recognitions
•American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, fellow
•The Best Lawyers In America, Trusts and Estates, 2006-2015
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
•St. Louis Magazine, Top Lawyers in St. Louis, 2010-2014
•Advisory Board, Midwest Trust of Missouri
•Advisor, Norwood Hills Charitable Trust
•Windsor Crossing Community Church
•Advises on intergenerational wealth transfers, tax-saving strategies, life insurance planning, charitable giving strategies and cross-border planning.
•Counsels 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.
•Counsels for-profit, nonprofit and charitable organizations about tax matters, buy-sell and other business agreements, regulatory compliance and effective operation.
•Assists 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.
8.01.14 Succession Planning Simplified in 2015 for European Assets, Estate Planning
Financial Services Article
10.25.13 Financial Services Partner Ken Kingma Speaks at ACTEC's Fall Meeting
Financial Services Speaking Engagement Fort Worth, TX
10.25.13 Legal Migrants: Clients Who Move Between Community Property and Common Law States
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
10.14.11 Unprecedented Gift Planning Opportunities in 2011 and 2012, St. Louis Business Journal
9.09.11 “The Honeymoon is Over: Estate Planning Considerations for the Divorcing Client,” Missouri Annual Estate & Trust Institute
Financial Services Speaking Engagement
5.19.11 “Operating Non-Profits in Challenging Economic Times,” American Red Cross Professional Advisors Seminar
Speaking Engagement Des Peres, MO
4.01.11 A Beneficiary Serving as Trustee May Affect Asset Protection, Estate Planning
10.01.09 IRS Explains Income Taxation of a Sale or Surrender of a Life Insurance Policy, FORUMfacts
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
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
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)