Patricia Gray brings more than 30 years of experience in trust and estate planning and administration to bear on behalf of her clients. She works with clients to develop personalized estate plans. She has successfully represented clients in gift and estate tax audits involving transfers of closely held businesses and marital and charitable deductions issues. Additionally, she has been involved in numerous family disputes, often necessitating court interpretations of wills and trusts and has successfully defended her clients’ positions in the Missouri Court of Appeals. Over the course of her legal career, Patricia has cultivated and retained relationships with clients who look to her for thoughtful and experienced counsel.
Patricia joined Sandberg Phoenix in 2017 after many years of practicing in an estate and wealth planning boutique in Clayton, which in 2017, was named as a “First Tier Best Law Firm in Missouri” by U.S. News and World Report.
American Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Missouri Bar Association
As a member of the Missouri Bar and the Probate and Trust Committee, she served on the Executive Council (1988-1994), the Legislative Review Subcommittee (1992-2000), was chairman of the Non-Probate transfers Subcommittee (1990-2000) and has reviewed and authored sections of the Missouri Bar Deskbook Series.
Patricia is a former Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Tax Program at Washington University School of Law. In addition, she has been a speaker at CLE seminars sponsored by the Missouri Bar, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the University of Missouri and the National Business Institute, as well as seminars for accountants on tax and non-tax subjects in the areas of estate planning, trusts and estate administration.
J.D., Washington University School of Law
Senior Editor of the Law Review
B.S.N., University of Cincinnati
United States Tax Court
Patricia was a member of the Board of Directors for St. Louis ConnectCare (1998-2013) and also served as Vice Chair (2008-2013). ConnectCare was part of the health care safety net providing specialty care and urgent care for residents of St. Louis City and County. She has assisted with Room at the Inn, an organization that serves as an overnight host for the homeless and was a former member of the St. Louis Symphony Planned Giving Committee. Previously, she was a member of the Board of Building Appeals for the City of Kirkwood (1984-1990).