Gary E. True

Gary E. True

Gary E. True

Tel: 314.872.0331
Fax:  314.872.0321
Email: gtrue@summerscomptonwells.com
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Practice Description

Gary True practices in the areas of business and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and estate planning.  He also concentrates in the area of self-defense and firearms law.  He represents businesses and their owners in legal, business and tax matters affecting privately-held companies and their owners, including company formation, buy-sell agreements, business succession planning and business acquisitions, mergers and sales.  Gary represents individuals in connection with the defensive use of a firearm or other weapon, obtaining or appealing the denial of an Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry License, Missouri Concealed Carry Permit, Illinois Firearm Owners Identification Card, Federal Firearms License and other firearms related matters.  He also represents high net worth clients in estate planning and wealth preservation, including asset protection, as well as basic wills and trusts for individuals.

Gary has been a speaker at numerous seminars sponsored by organizations such as the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and many other professional and civic organizations.  He has spoken on new tax legislation, estate planning and various other business and tax topics.

Gary was a member and the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Glen Carbon (Illinois) Centennial Library from 2010 to 2015. Additionally, he is a member of the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis and several Bar and other professional organizations.  Gary was a partner in a major St. Louis Certified Public Accounting firm prior to becoming an attorney.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Washington University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 2008)
  • St. Louis University Law School (J.D., 1991, summa cum laude)
  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (B.S. and MBA)

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1991
  • Illinois, 1992
  • Wisconsin, 2011

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • All Missouri and Illinois State Courts

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Council of St. Louis
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • United States Concealed Carry Association Self-Defense Attorney Network
  • Armed Citizen's Legal Defense Network
  • NRA Referral Attorney

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers in America - Corporate Law, Trusts and Estates - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Certifications

  • Graduate of the Law of Self-Defense Instructor Program
  • United States Concealed Carry Association Certified Concealed Carry Instructor
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • Illinois Certified Concealed Carry Instructor
  • Missouri Concealed Carry Instructor

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Speaking Engagements

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Other Professional and Civic Groups