Janette Lohman, a partner in Thompson Coburn’s Tax practice, is featured in Ingram's August 2022 issue. As part of the magazine’s “50 Missourians You Should Know” special section, the article highlights educators, elected officials, artists, lawyers, humanitarians and more of the Show-Me State's finest residents.
In the article, Janette shares her story about why she chose to become a lawyer and what has guided her along the way. She said after watching Perry Mason eviscerate ne’er-do-wells on the witness stand as a child, she earned a degree at William Jewell College and went to law school. After realizing she wasn't trial attorney material, Janette said she "fell in love with a federal income-tax class, and decided to make tax law my career.” It was clearly a great decision as Janette reaches nearly four decades of tax experience. She has also earned herself a spot on Law360’s list of “14 Women Influential in Tax Law.”
Before joining Thompson Coburn, Janette represented all Missourians as the Director of Revenue back when lawmakers opted to reduce the sales tax on food rather than eliminate the corporate income tax. The latter, she says, “likely might have encouraged more large businesses to move to Missouri, bringing with them more high-paying jobs and ensuring a better living environment for everyone. Over the years, I’ve watched Missouri’s extremely large companies either move away from or merge out of Missouri and have always wondered if that single decision could have mitigated this trend.”
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