Bhavik R. Patel

Managing Partner & Chairman of the Executive Committee, Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard

Bhavik R. Patel joined Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard in 2004 and is the firm’s Managing Partner and Chairman of the Executive Committee. Additionally, he is the Chair of the firm’s Wealth Planning Group and Special Needs Planning Group. He practices in both the Business and Business Litigation Practice Groups and focuses in the following areas:

• Wealth/Tax Planning and Administration
• Business/Corporate Planning
• Special Needs Planning
• Probate and Trust Litigation
• FINRA Litigation
• Trademarks

Bhavik has been recognized as the 2013 Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly Up & Coming Law Firm Leader of the Year. In 2016 and 2017 he was named to the list of Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, and was named a Rising Star by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers in the area of Estate Planning and Probate in 2010 and 2013. For his outstanding work with Closely Held Companies and in Family Business Law, Bhavik was selected by his peers as a Best Lawyer for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America in 2015 and 2016.

Over the last four years, Bhavik has also enjoyed teaching Practical Aspects of Wealth Planning and Drafting for Washington University School of Law and Graduate Tax Program. Prior to joining Sandberg Phoenix, Bhavik worked at a tax law boutique in St. Louis County.