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Savina N. Keaney

Savina Keaney concentrates her practice on estate, trust, tax and legacy planning for individuals and families.  She also provides comprehensive advice to private foundations and other nonprofit entities regarding structure, succession strategy and tax implications. 

Licensed in Missouri, Arizona and Florida, Savina provides sophisticated legal counsel to clients across the country.  Originally from Bulgaria, Savina grew up in the Midwest and earned her Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law after graduating from Emory University.  

Practice Areas
  • Private Client

  • Estate Planning

  • Wealth Education

  • Philanthropy

  • Tax Representation and Advice

  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2014

  • B.A. in Psychology (Psi Chi Honors Society), Minor in French Studies, Emory University, 2010

  • Carbondale Community High School, diploma with Honors, 2006

Bar Admissions
  • Florida (2016)

  • Arizona (2015)

  • Missouri (2014)

Other Career Experience
  • Lycée Henri Brisson, English Teaching Assistant, Vierzon, France 2010-2011

  • Culture Connect, Bulgarian Interpreter and Translator 2007-2014

Achievements & Honors
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (Missouri) 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

  • Washington University Full Tuition Scholar in Law Scholarship (2011-2014)

  • Emory University Full Tuition Dean’s Scholarship (2006-2010)

  • Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register Rated AV (Preeminent, 5.0 out of 5.0)

Civic Involvement
  • St. Louis Public Radio, Generation Listen STL (2019-present)

  • Washington University Women’s Law Caucus (2011-2014), Public Interest Chair (2012-2013)

  • Washington University Nonprofit Organization Legal Clinic, student attorney (2014)

  • International Rescue Committee (2009-2010)

Professional Affiliations
  • Estate Planning Council of St. Louis (2018-present)

  • American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (2015-present), Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (2019-present); Tax Section (2019-present)

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (2014-present); Probate and Trust Steering Committee (Vice Chair 2022-present; Chair 2023-present; Member 2020-present)

  • Missouri Bar Charitable Giving Committee; Estate Planning and Probate Administration Committee; Taxation Law Committee; Women in the Profession Committee (2014-present)

Speaking Engagements
  • Drafting Estate Planning Documents – Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (2023)

  • Deductions and Expenses of an Estate – National Business Institute (2023)

  • Tax Reporting and Post-Mortem Tax Matters – National Business Institute (2022)

  • Fiduciary Tax Returns – National Business Institute (2021)

  • ABC’s of Estate Planning – Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (2020)

  • Estate Planning for Physicians – Saint Louis University School of Medicine (2017)

  • Estate Planning Basics for Financial Advisors – Larson Financial Group (2016)

Publications & Interviews
  • Missouri Super Lawyers Magazine (2019)

Other Interests & Skills
  • Fluent in Bulgarian and French

  • Live music

  • Furniture restoration

  • Reading

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