Attorneys and Counselors at Law
720 Olive Street, Suite 617
St. Louis, Missouri 63101-2331

Telephone: (314) 621-1988
Facsimile:   (314) 621-1525


Rex A. Bertram
Christian B. Peper, Jr.

                                Of Counsel
                             Anne D. Crane

The St. Louis law firm of Bertram and Peper was founded in 1986 by Rex A. Bertram and Christian B. Peper, Jr.  They brought with them years of valuable and varied legal experience at one of the largest St. Louis law firms.   Anne D. Crane added her considerable legal skills in "of counsel" capacities in 1997.  The lawyers of Bertram and Peper believe that their combined legal talents and small firm camaraderie enable them to service their many individual, corporate and other clients with legal expertise, promptness, economy and a personal attention to details.  They invite those seeking such qualities in their legal representation to telephone, e-mail or fax them at the numbers listed above.  

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Rex A. Bertram


Admitted:  1983, Missouri.

Education:  University of Missouri at St. Louis (B.S.B.A., 1980); Saint Louis University (J.D., magna cum laude, 1983).

Biography:  Alpha Sigma Nu; Phi Delta Phi; Beta Gamma Sigma; Phi Kappa Phi. Editor-in-Chief, Saint Louis University Law Journal, 1982-1983.

Member:  The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; Missouri Bar Association; American Bar Association.

Practice Areas:  Commercial Real Estate; Business Transactions;  Estate Planning.

Mr. Bertram has represented business entities and individuals in all aspects of real estate acquisitions and sales, real estate financing, leasing, development and construction, as well as in contract, corporate, partnership and commercial law matters.  He has a substantial general business practice background and handles general transactional matters for a wide variety of individuals and business entities.

In addition, Mr. Bertram practices in all aspects of estate planning and trust and estate administration, including personal estate planning. 

Mr. Bertram is a member of the Board of Directors of Paraquad, Inc., an independent living center in St. Louis , Missouri .  He served as Chairman of the Board from 1989-1992.

Christian B. Peper, Jr.


Admitted:  1969, Missouri.

Education:  Harvard University (A.B., 1964); Washington University (J.D., 1966).

Member:  The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; Missouri Bar Association.

Languages:  Spanish.

Practice Areas:  Business Law; Commercial Real Estate; General Practice.


Anne D. Crane


Admitted:  1979; Missouri; 1988, U.S. District Court, Eastern District

Education:  Washington University School of Law, St. Louis (LL.M., 1994); St. Louis University School of Law (J.D., 1978); Villa Schifanoia School of Fine Arts, Florence, Italy (M.A., 1972); Washington University, St. Louis (A.B., 1971).

Member:  Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri Bar Association.

Practice Areas:  Estate Planning; Trust Law; Tax Law; Probate Law.


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