Clayton’s practice entails collaborating with families, business owners, and organizations to develop and implement solutions that help them achieve their goals and provide peace of mind.
As an estate planner, Clayton’s practice includes helping clients plan for the future and protect their hard-won legacies through the use of trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and other techniques. Moreover, Clayton has experience in the estate and trust administration process. Many of Clayton’s clients have been business owners, and as a result, he has advised clients at numerous phases of a business’s lifecycle. This includes assisting with entity formation, partner buyouts, and asset sales, including the sale of dozens of restaurants by a national franchisee. Clayton has also advised numerous tax exempt and religious organizations, and has counseled clients regarding selling, purchasing, and leasing various types of real estate.
Advocacy and public service have also marked Clayton’s professional career. Clayton has represented clients in administrative hearings and in federal court. More recently, however, Clayton served on the staff of a United States Senator from his home state of Missouri as District Director for southwest Missouri. In his role as District Director for southwest Missouri, Clayton oversaw constituent communications, office operations, and engaged with a variety of stakeholders in the political process.
Clayton is blessed to be married to Julianna and a father to their three young children. Outside of the office, Clayton is passionate about volunteering in his local church, is an avid student of theology, and enjoys a hard workout or a good hike.
- Duke University, Divinity School (Anticipated Degree Conferral Date, Spring 2024)
- University of Missouri School of Law, J.D., 2015
- Evangel University, B.A., 2010