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BC Lawyers at Trusts and Estates Conference

April 25, 2007

Two Bryan Cave LLP lawyers have key involvement in the upcoming American Heart Association Trusts & Estates Invitational Conference. New York Counsel Karin Barkhorn will co-chair the seventh annual event on estate planning and administration, and St. Louis Partner Kathleen Sherby is a keynote speaker. Sherby will address hot topics on IRAs and other retirement benefits.

Approximately 200 trusts and estates professionals are expected to attend the event, set for April 26 at the Princeton Club of New York.

Barkhorn specializes in all areas of estate planning, estate administration and Surrogate’s Court litigation. She assists clients in predeath planning by structuring estate plans, drafting wills, revocable trusts, life insurance trusts, other lifetime trusts and charitable planning. She advises clients in connection with post-death estate administration and the litigation that frequently arises, including will contests and contested accounting proceedings. Barkhorn is vice chair of the Estate Litigation Committee of the Trusts & Estates Section of the New York State Bar Association; she also is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Heart Association.

Co-leader of the firm’s Private Client Group, Sherby’s practice focuses on retirement benefits, planning for privately held businesses including succession planning, all phases of estate planning, fiduciary and tax litigation, post mortem planning and trust administration, including fiduciary income taxation and principal and income accounting. She also counsels clients on the negotiation and preparation of marital agreements.

A well-know national lecturer on all of these topics, Sherby is an active participant in the estate planning bar, is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and has served as a regent of the college and currently is the Missouri state chair. She also has served as chair of the Probate and Trust Committee of the Missouri Bar, as chair of the Probate Section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and as president of the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis.