Michael R. Thiessen and Lisa A. Veselich Join Lewis Rice

The law firm of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C. is pleased to announce that Michael R. Thiessen and Lisa A. Veselich have joined the Firm as members. Both Michael and Lisa have extensive backgrounds in estate planning and tax matters and practiced with Husch Blackwell prior to joining Lewis Rice.

"We are pleased to have Michael and Lisa join the Firm," said Bill Carr, managing member of the Kansas City office. "They collectively bring more than 55 years of estate, tax, and wealth-planning experience to Lewis Rice. They will be a valuable addition."

Michael provides his estate planning clients with thoughtful counsel and applies advanced techniques to matters involving family-owned businesses and transition of ownership; multi-generational planning; and charitable trusts. He also has particular knowledge of estate and trust income taxation as well as issues facing tax-exempt organizations. Michael is a member of the Estate Planning Society of Kansas City and a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Lisa concentrates her practice on estate and gift tax planning. She advises her clients on generation-skipping transfer tax and multi-generational planning as well as charitable gift planning. She is also experienced in probate and trust administration matters and the drafting of complex estate plans. Lisa is a member of the Estate Planning Society of Kansas City, and The Best Lawyers in America named her the Kansas City Trusts and Estates "Lawyer of the Year" for 2013.

Throughout our Firm's history, Lewis Rice attorneys have made excellence the foundation of our practice. Founded in 1909, more than a century of service has given us the experience, resources and tools to serve our clients' dynamic needs. Our diverse team of more than 150 attorneys provides counsel and solutions for the challenges facing local, regional and national businesses, as well as individuals and families. Lewis Rice maintains offices in downtown St. Louis, suburban Town & Country, Washington and Jefferson City, Missouri and Edwardsville, Illinois. We also have offices in downtown Kansas City, Missouri and suburban Overland Park, Kansas.