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May 6, 2024

Spencer Burke Published In DePaul Law Review

Spencer B. Burke, Senior Counsel at St. Louis Trust & Family Office, wrote an essay detailing what lawyers can learn about family business from HBO’s Emmy-winning series Succession. His piece was published in the Spring 2024 issue of the DePaul Law Review Journal.

Spencer teaches a MBA-level course on family business at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. His course, entitled “Ownership Insights: The Strategic Advantages of Family and Employee-Owned Firms,” covers the evolution of founder-led firms to multi-generational family businesses.

The DePaul Law Review is a scholarly journal published four times a year by students at DePaul University College of Law. The Law Review serves as a forum for practitioners, judges, professors, and law students to discuss and analyze important topics in the law. The DePaul Law Review was organized in 1951. Throughout the years, the members of the DePaul Law Review have remained committed to fostering pure and intellectual research.

Read his piece here:

Success is multi-causal, and failure is singular.

The above-referenced article was published in the DePaul Law Review, 73 DePaul L. Rev. 771 (2024). Read related articles in the special issue here.

St. Louis Trust & Family Office is an independent, multi-family office and trust company that advises clients on more than $13 billion of investment assets and more than $15 billion of total wealth. Founded in 2002, St. Louis Trust & Family Office provides holistic, high-touch client service including customized, independent investment management and a full range of family office and fiduciary services. The firm serves a limited number of clients with substantial wealth in order to maintain very low client-to-employee ratios. Visit to explore how the firm manages complexity with unmatched expertise and focuses on Family, Always.

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