Matthew J. Madsen

Office Managing Partner, Member of Executive Committee

T 314.710.2931
St. Louis, MO

Matthew J. Madsen

Matthew J. Madsen’s practice includes the representation of affluent private clients in the structure and implementation of complex estate and wealth transfer planning strategies, estate and trust administration and litigation, and audits of gift and estate tax returns.  Mr. Madsen advises private clients on their charitable giving strategies, ranging from charitable pledge agreements, donor-advised funds, supporting organizations to private foundations. Mr. Madsen similarly advises tax-exempt organizations on charitable matters, most often relating to their formation and operation and related tax and compliance issues, including strategies for receiving and using a variety of assets for charitable purposes. Several of Mr. Madsen’s articles on estate and charitable planning have been published and he is a frequent speaker on these issues. Mr. Madsen is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2008-2023, and was named to the “40 Under 40” Class of 2008 by the St. Louis Business Journal. Mr. Madsen is also active in the charitable community.

  • Article The Federal Gift Tax System The ABA Practical Guide to Estate Planning Matthew J. Madsen, Michael D. Mulligan (October 2011)
  • Author, Obtaining A Better Benefit By Using A Grantor Charitable Lead Trust, 31 Estate Planning No. 12, at 579 (December 2004)

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Stanford University Law School – J.D., 1998

University of Iowa – B.B.A., Finance, 1991

Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

Member of the St. Louis Estate Planning Council of Saint Louis

The Children’s Charity of St. Louis, Planned Giving Council (2008 to 2011)

Saint Louis Community Foundation, Outside General Counsel

American Red Cross, St. Louis Area Chapter, Planned Giving Advisory Council (2004 to 2008)

Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, Gift Planning Council St. Louis Social Venture Partners (2003)

City Academy, Development Committee (2000-2002)

The Best Lawyers in America® 2008-2024

St. Louis Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” Class of 2008 Who’s Who in America (Marquis) 2008

Named as one of The Top 100 Attorneys by Worth Magazine (December 2006 issue)

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