Paul Gantner - Attorney

I am an owner of Amen, Gantner & Capriano, Your Estate Matters, L.L.C.   I have been able to bring my business and legal education and experience into a firm that has for many years provided comprehensive estate plans that meet clients’ needs and expectations.  I have helped push AGC’s mission of “Helping Families Secure their Legacies by Embracing them into the Law Firm Family through Long-term, Personal Advisory Relationships.”

Facts About Me

  • I join at least one softball league every season.
  • I am a husband and father of two girls and one boy (due in June).
  • I grew up in the St. Louis and I went to De Smet for high school. I went to St. Louis University for undergraduate school and Mizzou for my MBA and law degree.

 

Why I Love My Job
I learned all too well when my father passed away unexpectedly in 2014, how important having a plan and more important, the resources of a full-service law firm was to my mother and our family.  Now I get to help thousands of families across St. Louis prepare for life and eventually death.

Jacquelynn Capriano - Attorney

I am an owner of Amen, Gantner & Capriano, Your Estate Matters, L.L.C.  I have been able to bring my legal education and experience into a firm that has for many years provided comprehensive estate plans that meet clients’ needs and expectations.   I know the importance of planning for the future, both economically and emotionally.  I, along with other members of the firm, will work hard to provide quality estate planning services to clients concerned about protecting their hard-earned dollars and providing for their loved ones in case of death or disability.

Facts About Me

  • I’m an avid crafter often planning and designing custom showers & birthday parties
  • When not working you’ll find me chasing 3 girls around, or attending one of their many sporting events
  • Along with my 3 girls, I also have 2 dogs that are my fur children

 

Why I Love My Job
I love providing security for our clients and their loved ones. Knowing that we will be there for their families when they need someone most is the reason I do what I do.

Adam Ford - Attorney

I am an Associate who manages the Post Mortem Department of Amen, Gantner and Capriano.  I am a member of the Missouri Bar, Missouri Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis.  I regularly speak to clients regarding their rights and responsibilities after the loss of a loved one, and I help families through their administrative difficulties.

Facts About Me

  • I volunteer on the Council of Young Friends at Our Lady’s Inn.
  • On Wednesday nights I enjoy playing in a recreational soccer league with college friends.
  • I am excited to be a new father as of March 22nd, 2018. Along with our son, Alexander, my wife and I recently adopted our dog Bailey from Stray Rescue.
  • I enjoy smoking up some good BBQ on the weekends to share with family and friends.

 

Why I Love My Job
I enjoy helping families through some of the most difficult times in their lives.  Administering a loved one’s estate is fraught with difficulties such as tax complications, family drama, and many other headaches.  We help families ease the process by taking these burdens off of their shoulders.

Staff

Rachel Hunsinger - Member Experience Coordinator

I help maintain estate plans and ensure that all funding for your trust is done correctly.  I am also the member coordinator which provides opportunities and benefits for our clients.

Facts About Me

    • I enjoy spending time with my nieces.
    • I love to bake.
    • I like cleaning and organizing .
    • I am an animal lover.


Why I Love My Job
I love my job because I enjoy meeting new people and helping them plan for the future.  I am very fortunate that I am excited to go to work every day and work with some great people.

Logan Eckhardt - Marketing Coordinator

My mission as Marketing Coordinator for AGC is to encourage client bragging and fandom through awesome, engaging & educational content and events. In 2017, I planned and setup 130 events for clients, St. Louis seniors and professionals in the senior industry.

Facts About Me

  • I enjoy working out and eating healthy
  • I try to read a book a month
  • I’ll take a Glenlivet 12, neat

 

Why I Love My Job
In my five years with AGC, the firm has really allowed me to mold my position into the perfect job that complements my abilities. We have created a work atmosphere that is enjoyable and fun to be a part of. By providing peace of mind and an enjoyable community for our clients, I can truly say that we do awesome work for the St. Louis Area.

Joshua Watts - Trust Administration Paralegal

 

Facts About Me

  • I enjoy trying different micro brew beers
  • I am currently enrolled at St. Louis University Law School
  • Last year my wife Sarah and I welcomed our first born, Henry, to the world

 

Why I Love My Job
I love my job because I get to work with families who need someone to “take care of it.”

Maggie Burgess - Client Services

I work with families who are applying for Medicaid and VA Benefits.  I am a licensed clinical social worker with experience working as a social worker in a hospital and skilled nursing facility.

Facts About Me

  • I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and my dog Mambo.
  • Some of my favorite things to do are gardening, watching the St. Louis Blues Hockey and vacationing on the beach

 

Why I Love My Job
I like getting to know families and providing support and guidance through my job.  It gives me an opportunity to expand my knowledge and use my social work skills.  I also like the staff I work with, who make it a fun work environment.

Lauren Meyer - Estate Planning Paralegal

My job as your estate planning paralegal is to collect and inventory asset information for the funding process.  I will then meet with you at a later date to explain your estate planning documents and handle any deeds that need to be funded into your trust.

Facts About Me

  • I love the outdoors and spend most of my summers boating, camping and riding ATVs.
  • I enjoy working out and eating healthy.
  • I am an avid animal lover.
  • I love traveling to beach destinations. I am currently planning my future wedding on a beach.

 

Why I Love My Job
I enjoy helping our clients fund and organize their assets into their trust to ensure their plan works correctly.  I take pleasure in educating our clients so that they better understand the funding process and the various moving parts of their estate plan which is key to our client’s peace of mind.

Gail Lee - Senior Advisor

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Geriatric Care Manager. I have extensive experience in benefit planning and assisting families to obtain appropriate care. I have a Master’s degree in Psychology and a Masters in Gerontology and have used my experience as a Senior Advisor at the firm since 2005.

Facts About Me

  • I served in the US Army and worked for the Army for many years and enjoy working with the veterans that come to our firm.
  • I have a daughter who recently got married so now I am experiencing that empty nest syndrome.
  • I am involved in many community activities at my church, Lion’s club, and Women’s Army Corps Association.

 

Why I Love My Job
I enjoy helping individuals and families coming to the firm design a plan that brings solutions and peace of mind to their planning process.  Benefit planning, whether it be Veteran or Medicaid, is complex and very difficult to understand and I enjoy solving the puzzle to enhance the individual and families experience and secure their legacy

Pat Fisher - Client Services Coordinator

Serving as Amen, Gantner & Capriano’s Client Service Coordinator, my goal is to ensure every client of the firm has a “WOW Experience”.  I answer the phone, schedule appointments for attorneys and staff, and manage and coordinate the daily calendar for the busy firm.  I am always ready to help when needed in making sure clients’ needs are met in their law firm encounter.

Facts About Me

  • I was a middle school educator and supervisor for 35 years.
  • I am an avid sports fan and particularly cheers for the University of Kentucky teams.
  • I love all kinds of music and my husband and I spend lots of time singing and dancing with our two grandchildren.

 

Why I Love My Job
I love my job at Amen, Gantner & Capriano because it gives me a chance to meet new people on a daily basis.  I enjoy the opportunity to nurture relationships with clients and their families.  I love making people feel comfortable knowing the firm is a team of caring professionals who work together for their best interests.

Julie Shelledy - Document Production Paralegal

Since joining the law firm in 1998, I have been the behind the scenes document production paralegal, helping our clients put their thoughts and wishes into action.  I follow-up with the clients when there are still decisions to be made and assist them in making those decisions.

Facts About Me

  • I love watching my kids excel in their passions. Watching my daughter dance on-stage in competitions and watching my son play catcher on his baseball team.
  • I enjoy going to the gym and doing kick boxing classes and weight training.
  • I would love to take my family overseas so my children could meet all of their relatives. Touring Europe would be amazing, even though I hate to fly.

 

Why I Love My Job
Having experienced the unexpected loss of both of my parents, I know the importance of finding a law firm that will give you that peace of mind with your estate planning needs.  Once you are our client you will experience what it means to be part of our long-term law firm “family” that will do their very best to meet your needs, answer questions, while also having fun client happy hours and helping you stay educated through our instructional workshops.