Biography

Crystal Koch is a paralegal in the Estate Planning Department of Lewis Rice. She brings more than 20 years of diverse experience in the legal industry, specializing for 18 of those years specifically in estate and trust administration, corporate compliance and contracts management for large law firms and in-house legal departments in Chicago and North Carolina. Crystal has experience with formal administration of estates and trusts; estate and trust accountings; federal and state individual income tax returns, fiduciary income tax returns, and federal estate tax returns.

Crystal has worked with many clients through an estate and trust administration process, and she is mindful of the deeply personal element of the process.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Maryville University (B.S.)
    • Business Administration
  • St. Louis Community College at Meramec (Paralegal Certificate)
    • Paralegal studies
  • Jefferson College (A.A.S.)
    • Business
  • NALA/The Paralegal Association
    • Advanced Paralegal Certifications: Estate Planning, Business Organizations, Contract Management

Legal Background

  • Legal Specialist II–Corporate, Advocate Health and Hospitals Corp. (2015-2016)
  • Legal Specialist–Contract Law, Harbor Capital Advisors Inc. (2014-2015)
  • Paralegal–Corporate, The Northern Trust Company (2010-2013)
  • Pendum LLC–Contract Law (2007-2009)
  • Arnstein & Lehr LLP–Estate Planning (2005-2007)
  • Sachnoff & Weaver–Estate Planning (2004-2005, 1999-2000)
  • Wilson & Ratledge LLP, Estate Planning (2002-2004)
  • Bryan Cave, Estate Planning (1992-1994)

Professional Affiliations

  • Advanced Level Paralegal, National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA)/The Paralegal Association