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including - Ethics: 1.00This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, Inc., for 6.0 hours, including 1.0 ethics, of continuing legal assistant education self-study credit required to maintain the CLA (Certified Legal Assistant) credential.
including - Ethics: 1.00This seminar has been approved by The National Federation of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (NFPA) for 6.0 hours of Continuing Legal Education self-study credit, including 1.0 hour of ethics.
DONALD A. BAERVELDT JR. is a partner in The Law Office of Baerveldt & Boedefeld, LLC. Mr. Baerveldt has been practicing law in St. Charles County, Missouri since 1988, with his primary areas of practice being estate planning, probate, probate litigation and trust litigation, business and succession planning, personal injury, workers' compensation, and criminal and traffic law. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri; the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri; the U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Baerveldt is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and The Missouri Bar. He earned his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Benedictine College, and his J.D. degree from St. Louis University School of Law.
AMANDA M. BASCH is an attorney with Waltrip & Schmidt, LLC. She concentrates her practice in the areas of estate, domestic, and bankruptcy litigation. The estate litigation portion of Ms. Basch's practice is concentrated mainly in the areas of trust and last will disputes and litigation, guardianships, and conservatorships. The domestic portion of Ms. Basch's practice includes divorce, paternity, and guardian ad litem representation. The bankruptcy portion of Ms. Basch's practice includes Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 representation of both debtors and creditors. She is a member of The Missouri Bar, the St. Charles County Bar Association and the Jefferson County Bar Association. Ms. Basch earned her law degree from Saint Louis University in 2007 and is licensed to practice in Missouri.
WILLIAM R. PIPER is a partner with the law firm of Rassieur, Long, Yawitz & Schneider, LLP, in St. Louis. His practice is a general one, focusing on representing small corporations and estate planning, as well as advising numerous nonprofit organizations in their organization and operational aspects, as well as in tax matters and termination. Mr. Piper has also been involved in philanthropy in the greater St. Louis area for the past 30 years as a member of or advisor to various charitable boards, including ones for libraries, the preservation of historic sites and religious organizations. Mr. Piper received his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and his J.D. degree from Washington University School of Law. He is a member of The Missouri Bar and the Illinois State Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
FRANK J. SCHMIDT is a partner at Waltrip & Schmidt, LLC, where he practices in the areas of estate and business successions planning, commercial real estate acquisitions and leases, and general corporate and business transactions. The litigation portion of Mr. Schmidt's practice is concentrated mainly in the areas of commercial and banking litigation, contract disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, and fiduciary litigation. Mr. Schmidt is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois. He is frequently asked to speak and co-present business and estate-planning seminars, with financial planners and insurance brokers. Mr. Schmidt is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the St. Louis County Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Saint Louis University and his J.D. degree from Saint Louis University School of Law.