Best of CLE Spotlight

Recognizing Outstanding Leadership and Dedication to MoBarCLE

Scot W. Boulton
Polsinelli Shughart, PC
St. Louis

Scot W. Boulton

For over a decade, Scot W. Boulton has contributed to continuing legal education in Missouri. Mr. Boulton is a Senior Partner with Polsinelli Shughart, PC, where he practices in the firm’s Wealth Planning and Non-Profit practice groups. His practice includes providing expertise to clients on legal issues arising in the areas of trusts and estates, estate planning, estate and gift taxation, generation-skipping transfer taxation, probate and trust administration, income taxation of trusts and estates, trust and estate controversies, and the establishment and administration of tax-exempt organizations.

Mr. Boulton’s contributions to MoBarCLE include speaking at numerous Annual Estate & Trusts Institutes, the Fratcher Estate & Trust Symposium, and being a lead planner and speaker at the Missouri Uniform Trust Code seminar. He has also served as an author for the Estate Planning Deskbook and a guidebook entitled, Trust and Estate Legislation Update: QSJTs, Decanting, UAGPPJA and More. Mr. Boulton is a member of the American Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Clayton Century Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association of St. Louis, Saint Louis Art Museum-Endowment Council, Saint Louis University Bequest and Gift Council, and the St. Louis Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Mr. Boulton received his B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of Tulsa and his J.D. from Saint Louis University. He served as Chair of The Missouri Bar Probate and Trust Committee, as well as Chair of its Subcommittee on Trust Law Revision.  He is also a former Chair of the Steering Committee of the Probate and Trust Section of BAMSL. Mr. Boulton participated in the drafting and enactment of Missouri’s statutes on Disclaimers, the Prudent Investor Act, the Uniform Principal and Income Act, the Missouri Uniform Trust Code, and the Missouri Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act. In 2009 he received a Missouri Bar President’s award for his bar related legislative activities. He is admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois.