David Dankmyer, JD, LLMPartner
David joined the Matter team in 2006. Formerly the Central Regional Director for wealth transfer solutions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, David has deep expertise in developing complex estate plans, domestic and international wealth transfer strategies, charitable gifting strategies, and family business succession and governance planning. His move to Matter was inspired by a desire to work with families more holistically and form trusted, long-term relationships, and he particularly enjoys helping to navigate multigenerational wealth transitions of all kinds.
A pre-law graduate of Villanova University, David went to St. Louis University for his JD and Boston University for an LLM. He has been on Washington University Law School’s faculty since 2001, teaching graduate courses in the LLM tax program in international estate planning and asset protection planning. He also serves as a mentor and resource to Washington University Law students and enjoys helping young people consider their career paths strategically and thoughtfully.
David believes in the power of community to foster and grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem. He serves on the Arch Grants competition committee and works with local entrepreneurs to help them build strategies for raising capital. He is also an active volunteer at Fair St. Louis and helped formulate and implement the scholarship strategy for the College Bound program. David was a founding advisor to and remains active in the Heads to Tail Hope Fund at the Animal Protective Association of St. Louis. In honor of his late father, he has also served as a board member and president of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association.
An avid outdoorsman, David loves to spend his free time outside in nature. Whether he’s skiing with his three daughters, skeet shooting, fly-fishing, or simply walking his dogs in Forest Park, he loves to experience the peace he finds along the river, on mountain tops, and in the backwoods.