Charles A. Redd

A. Redd
Stinson Leonard Street LLP

A partner with Stinson Leonard Street, LLP in its St. Louis office, Mr. Redd concentrates his practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration and estate and trust-related litigation. Mr. Redd is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and currently teaches as an adjunct professor at Northwestern Law. He was a contributing author to Adams, 21st Century Estate Planning: Practical Applications (Cannon Financial Institute, 2002). Mr. Redd received his J.D. from Saint Louis University.

Tips From the Pros: When Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Charles A. Redd explains how cases have demonstrated that defective trust administration, whether negligent or intentional, can cause a tax disaster, even if the underlying trust instrument is technically sound.
Tips From the Pros: Don’t Overlook the Power of Powers
Charles A. Redd discusses the sometimes underestimated benefits of using the power of appointment.
Tips From the Pros: State Tax Stew
Charles A. Redd describes the complexities of state income tax law as it relates to the status of a nongrantor trust.
Tips From the Pros: Rocky Estate Planning
Charles A. Redd shares lessons learned from the debacle arising out of the joint representation of members of the Aoki family—whose patriarch founded Benihana Restaurants.
Tips From the Pros: Basis Bonanza: A Few Creative Ways to Generate Step-Up
Charles A. Redd shares some basis-boosting strategies.
An Eventful Year 
Charles A. Redd provides an overview of the most noteworthy legislative, regulatory and case law developments of 2015
Tips From the Pros: Is a BDIT Better?
Charles A. Redd explains a variation on the traditional installment sales to intentionally defective (grantor) irrevocable trusts
Tips From the Pros: Directed Trusts—Who’s Responsible?
Charles A. Redd introduces varying statutory approaches and the potential liability they confer on trustees
Tips From The Pros: The Ultimate in Dead Hand Control–Incentive Trusts Part II
Charles A. Redd discusses the critical elements of incentive trust design
The Ultimate in Dead Hand Control—Incentive Trusts Part I
Charles A. Redd describes several techniques clients can use to influence their children from beyond the grave
Flexibility vs. Certainty—Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far?
Charles A. Redd questions whether the term "irrevocable" has lost its meaning
A New Array of Problems and Possibilities 
Charles A. Redd discusses the notable estate planning developments of 2014
Don’t Forget To “Unbundle” for Winter!
Charles A. Redd warns fiduciaries against carelessly bundling their fees
Death of Formula-Based Estate Planning
There are very few circumstances in which a traditional zero-out-the-estate-tax formula approach is the best way to go.
Industry Mourns Roy M. Adams
The world of estate planning professionals was saddened to learn of the death of Roy M. Adams on Aug. 11, 2014.
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