Fred Vilbig is a partner with the St. Louis, Missouri, law firm of Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP. He is a member of the Estate Planning Counsel of St. Louis and is a frequent continuing education presenter. In his 35 years of practicing law, he has assisted individuals and business owners in planning their estates. In addition, he has represented national religious organizations in using estate planning in fundraising and has argued matters before the IRS. He is a member of the Metropolitan St. Louis and the Missouri Bar Association and has been admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court.