Instructor Biography

Douglas J. Stanley, JD

Douglas (Doug) Stanley practices law in the St. Louis office of Bryan Cave LLP. His practice focuses on estate planning and administration as well as income-tax planning, with a particular emphasis in the areas of wealth transfer tax planning and wealth transfer strategies. Mr. Stanley has experience in individual estate administration, closely held business succession planning, asset protection, and tax financial planning. He has supervised business sales (including the sale of family-owned business entities), business purchases, and entity taxation issues.

Mr. Stanley also has experience in business sales, purchases, and other corporate and partnership taxation issues. He has previously taught on an adjunct basis, and has been a frequent lecturer on a variety of tax and business law topics. He is a member of the Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas Bars, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section). He is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Mr. Stanley received his CPA certificate in 1986. He practiced as a CPA with an international accounting firm prior to his graduation from Washington University School of Law in 1991.