Dooling brings nearly 40 years of estate tax and business succession planning experience advising clients on tax issues relating to family wealth planning and privately-owned businesses. He provides services to family businesses, wealthy families and executives with comprehensive wealth management services. He also contributes in-depth tax research in the personal, fiduciary and business tax areas.
Dooling splits his days between working with the Family Wealth Planning group at Brown Smith Wallace and as an estate and business planning attorney at his sole practitioner law practice.
“John’s background as an attorney and his experience advising on tax issues relating to family wealth planning and privately-owned businesses add to his perspective in planning with our clients,” says David Heilich, Partner in Charge, Family Wealth Planning.
Dooling earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Louis University and a J.D. from the University of Santa Clara in Santa Clara, California.
Dooling has written more than 100 professional articles and speaking outlines and has given more than 50 presentations on tax, charitable giving and estate planning. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the Missouri Bar Association, American Bar Association and Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Dooling is active in strategic planning and development with several charitable organizations, including the St. Louis Art Museum, the Arthritis Foundation, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and St. Louis University High School.
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