Rassieur, Long, Yawitz & Schneider, L.L.P.

Rassieur, Long, Yawitz & Schneider, L.L.P.

AV-Rated St. Louis Attorneys

Firm Overview

Applying more than 130 years of experience to your legal matter
At Rassieur, Long, Yawitz & Schneider, L.L.P., our attorneys stand ready to assist you. Based in St. Louis, our law firm provides personalized legal services in areas including estate planning, real estate, corporate law and general civil law. Regardless of your legal matter, Rassieur, Long, Yawitz & Schneider brings unsurpassed credentials and more than 130 years of combined experience.

Our partners, Vern H. Schneider, David R. Segal and William R. Piper, have all earned AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for their professionalism and ethics. They also have a well-deserved reputation for winning complex and challenging cases through diligence and strategic planning.

Rassieur, Long, Yawitz & Schneider, L.L.P. regularly handles:
-Corporation
-Not for profit organization
-Estate planning
-Real estate
-Bankruptcy law
-General civil practice
-Trials and appeals in all courts
-Probate
-Trust
-Taxation

Trusted and reliable legal services
Rassieur, Long, Yawitz & Schneider, L.L.P. has provided residents of Missouri with a strong and consistent legal presence since 1920. Our attorneys' diverse backgrounds, knowledge and winning trial skills combine to create realistic and workable solutions to your unique legal issues. Our law firm is composed of a team of attorneys who are passionate about the law and who always treat our clients with the personalized attention and respect they deserve.
Main Office
Main Office
211 North Broadway, Suite 1270
St. Louis  MO  63102-2733
Phone
  • 314-241-5845
Websites
Estate Planning
Missouri Trusts and Estates Attorneys Helping You Plan
Preserving your family's wealth for future generations
Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, Rassieur, Long, Yawitz & Schneider, L.L.P. can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate planning
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate executor
-Guardianships
-Living wills
-Living trusts
-Wills drafting

Securing your legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. Our attorneys thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.

Draft your living will and last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.

Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet making decisions that might not reflect your desires.

Rassieur, Long, Yawitz & Schneider, L.L.P. can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.

Changing your will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. Rassieur, Long, Yawitz & Schneider, L.L.P. drafts valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.

Appointment of guardianship
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets' care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.

William R. Piper

Mr. Piper is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas
-General corporate and business law
-Probate law
-Bankruptcy law
-General civil law
-Not for profit organization law
-Public charities

Admitted
-Missouri, 1980
-Illinois, 1997

Education
-Washington University, J.D., 1980
-University of Virginia, B.A., 1977

Military
-Capt., JAGC, U.S. Army, 1980-1983; Lt. Col., JAGC, U.S.A.R.

Associations and memberships
-The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
-Missouri Bar Association
-Illinois State Bar Association
-Federal Bar Association
-American Bar Association

Biographical details
-Phi Delta Phi
Education
  • Washington University
    Juris Doctorate , 1980

Vern H. Schneider

Mr. Schneider is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas
-Not for profit organization law
-Taxation law
-Probate and trust law
-Public charities
-Estate planning

Admitted
-Missouri, 1950

Education
-Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1950
-University of Kansas, A.B., 1947

Associations and memberships
-The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
-Missouri Bar Association
-American Bar Association

Biographical details
-Phi Beta Kappa
Education
  • Harvard Law School
    LL.B. , 1950

David R. Segal

Mr. Segal is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas
-General business law
-Estate planning and probate law
-Taxation law

Admitted
-Missouri, 1974

Education
-Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1974
-University of Cincinnati, B.B.A., 1971

Associations and memberships
-The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
-Missouri Bar Association
-American Bar Association
Education
  • Vanderbilt University
    Juris Doctorate , 1974
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