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: 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.
Tips From The Pros: The Most Disrespected Decision in Estate Planning
Charles "Clary" A. Redd addresses an oft-overlooked aspect of estate planning, identifying trustees and successor trustees
Dusting Off the Crystal Ball 
Charles A. Redd offers some predictions for the year to come
Wandry, Wimmer and Windsor 
Charles A. Redd highlights three monumental cases from the past year
And, The Winner Is . . . 
Michael O. Hartz, Thomas G. Opferman & Charles A. Redd discuss the estate-planning implications of barak Obama's reelection
Gridlock Reigns Supreme 
It’s clear to me that no changes will be made to federal transfer tax laws this year. As we’re all aware, the 112th Congress agrees on very little. It seems inconceivable that, in the period preceding the November elections, Congress and President Obama will concur on transfer tax legislation.
The Perfect Storm 
I hesitate to write an article containing hyperbole. Whenever I read something that contains terms such as unheard of, or my immediate, admittedly cynical,
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