St. Louis, MO, April 10, 2023 – St. Louis Trust & Family Office is delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Bartolacci, JD as General Counsel. For the past two decades, Mike has served as a trusted advisor to St. Louis Trust while a partner and trust and estate litigator at the national law firm Thompson Coburn. During that time, Mike has helped the Company navigate a wide variety of complex fiduciary issues. As General Counsel, he will continue in this role as well as work on governance, compliance, and risk management matters and serve as a legal resource for client service teams.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from University of Missouri-Columbia, where he was selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, he continued his education at the University of Missouri School of Law, where he graduated first in his class, was elected to Order of the Coif, and served as Editor in Chief of the Missouri Law Review. Mike started his legal career in 1988 as an associate at Thompson Coburn, rose to partner there, and thrived as a litigator for 35 years. He also served on the Missouri Bar’s legislative subcommittee of the Probate & Trust Committee, which worked to get the Uniform Trust Code enacted in Missouri. He is widely viewed as an expert in the fiduciary litigation area and is a frequent lecturer on these topics. For over ten years, he has been recognized as a “Best Lawyer in America” (by BL Rankings).
Julie Lilly, CEO of St. Louis Trust & Family Office, remarked: “Mike’s technical expertise, practical approach to dealing with complex fiduciary challenges, and wise counsel will elevate our client service offering and make our company stronger. We are thrilled to have him on board.”