Stephen B. Daiker


St. Louis, MO

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Stephen Daiker focuses his practice on estate, gift, and income tax planning for high-net-worth individuals, charitable planned giving, and succession planning for owners of privately-held businesses. 

He is a frequent speaker on these topics and has written articles for numerous publications, including Taxation for Accountants, Taxation for Lawyers, The Florida Bar Journal, The Journal of the Missouri Bar, The Journal of Financial Planning, and the Tax Management Journal of Estates, Gifts and Trusts. 

Stephen has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America® since 2015, including receiving the prestigious honor of Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America® several  times. He has also been ranked in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide since 2016. 



Saint Louis University, J.D., 1990 

Tulane University, B.A., 1987 

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Member 

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

Endowment Council of the St. Louis Art Museum, Board Member (1998 – present) 

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Legacy Advisor Council (2013 – present) 

St. Louis Community Foundation, Board of Directors (2019 – present)

The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year (2017, 2019, 2021, 2024) 

The Best Lawyers in America® (2015-2024) 

Missouri Super Lawyers, (2017-2020, 2022-2023)

Chambers High Net Worth Guide (2016-2019) 

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