Ann Bodewes Stephens

Ann Bodewes Stephens

Saint Louis, Missouri

Ms. Stephens is a partner at Herzog Crebs, LLP which she joined in 1996.  She represents business owners and individuals in a variety of legal matters relating to general business and tax including acquisitions and mergers, contract drafting and negotiations, financing, real estate, choice of entity issues and tax planning.  She acts as general outside counsel to various businesses, providing advice on specific issues and managing their general legal matters. Her clients include businesses involved in many industries including manufacturers, fabricators, distributors, construction, and service.

Ms. Stephens also advises individuals and business owners in areas of estate and gift tax planning including drafting of power of attorneys, wills and trusts. 

Ms. Stephens realizes that often times business owners are in need of legal advice regarding business succession planning and their estate plans.  Conversely, many individuals in need of estate plan advice also operate their own business or real estate investments.  Ms. Stephens' experience in business and estate planning makes her uniquely qualified to assist those individuals and business owners in all facets of their business and estate plan needs.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Stephens worked at Selner, Glaser, Komen, Berger & Galganski from 1989-1996.  Ms. Stephens is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Law and has a Masters Degree in tax law from Washington University School of Law.  She received her undergraduate degree in accounting from Quincy College in 1986.  She is a member of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the American Bar Association, as well as a member of the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis.  Ms. Stephens is married and has three children.

Areas of Practice

  • Business, Corporate, Contract, Choice of Entity
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Probate

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1989
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1998


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • LL.M. - 1994
    • Honors: Gary I. Boren Memorial Prize (highest GPA)
    • Major: Taxation
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1989
  • Quincy College, Quincy, Illinois
    • B.S. - 1986
    • Major: Accounting

Honors and Awards

  • AV "Peer Review Rated" rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Estate Planning Council of St. Louis, Member
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member
  • Missouri Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • St. Louis University Bequest and Gift Council, Member, 2008 - 2014
  • Child Day Care Association, Past President, Board of Directors, 1996 - 2010

Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Roch School- volunteer, 2000 - Present
  • St. Louis University High School - Mother Admissions Ambassador - class representative, 2012 - Present
  • Girl Scout Leader – Troop 1870, 2011 - Present
  • Wishing Well Foundation of St. Louis, 1997 - 2003