University of Missouri-Columbia,
University of Notre Dame,
American Bar Association
American College of Trust & Estate Counsel
The Missouri Bar
Estate Planning Council of St. Louis
The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005-Present
Closely-Held Business, Trusts and Estates
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 1993-Present
Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law
Trusts and Estates
Named Lawyer of the Year for Litigation-Trusts and Estates in St. Louis by Best Lawyers, 2015
Thompson Coburn LLP
Internal Revenue Service
Family Resource Center
H. T. And Phenie R. Pott Foundation
Tom is the Chairman of the firm's Private Client Services Group.
His practice focuses on the areas of estate planning and administration, federal estate and gift tax compliance and controversy, organizational, tax and succession planning for privately held businesses, and estate and trust law and litigation. Within those areas of practice Tom counsels clients on the preservation and transfer of wealth in a tax-efficient manner and counsels business owners in the transition of ownership, management and control of private businesses. In addition, he represents individuals and estates in tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and represents beneficiaries and fiduciaries in litigation related to estate and trust administration.
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