Lauren E. Surdyke

St. Louis, Missouri Attorney

Phone: 314-244-3604

Location: Clayton, Missouri
Fax: 314-727-2101

Lauren E. Surdyke focuses her practice on estate planning and business transactional matters. She has particular interest in charitable planning and estate planning with complex family situations. She also assists non-profit organizations by advising boards of directors on operational matters and preparing applications for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Ms. Surdyke graduated with honors from Saint Louis University School of Law with a Concentration in Taxation, focusing on taxation of trusts and estates. She spent two years at a large financial services firm, where she reviewed high net worth estate plans and assisted in the development of strategies to maximize wealth.

Ms. Surdyke currently resides in St. Louis with her husband, Elliot, and their three children. When she is not working, she enjoys volunteering at Best Buddies Missouri and Twin Oaks Christian School.

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Recent Posts by Lauren Surdyke

May 23, 2018 in Estate Planning, Lauren Surdyke Featured

Estate Planning with Retirement Accounts

By: Lauren Surdyke For many people, retirement accounts make up their largest asset. They’ve diligently contributed to their retirement plan for…
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January 12, 2018 in Business and Corporate, Lauren Surdyke Featured, Tax Planning

Congress Eliminates Tax Deduction for Business Entertainment Expenses

By: Lauren Surdyke The days of closing a deal over a round of golf may not be over, but doing…
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Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2016


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D., with honors, Concentration in Taxation
    • Saint Louis University Law Journal, Staff Member, 2013
  • Missouri Baptist University, Saint Louis, Missouri
    • B.S. (Magna Cum Laude) – 2012
    • Honors: History Department Award (2012), President’s Scholar
    • Major: History, Minor: Business Administration

Civic & Community Activities

  • Best Buddies Missouri, 2016 – Present
  • Board Member, Twin Oaks Christian School
  • International Institute, 2007 – 2010
  • Missouri Baptist Children’s Home, 2016 – Present