Harvard Law School,
Washington University in St. Louis,
American Bar Association
Section of Taxation
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
New York University School of Law, National Center on Philanthropy and the Law
Recipient of the Hartman Axley Lifetime Service Award from from the National Association of Estate Planning Councils, November 2023
Listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005-2019 (by Thomson Reuters)
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, 1989-2024 (by BL Rankings)
Listed in Chambers USA for Wealth Management, 2009-2022 (by Chambers & Partners)
Named Lawyer of the Year for Non-Profit/Charities Law in St. Louis by Best Lawyers, 2011, 2015 (by BL Rankings)
Named Lawyer of the Year for Trusts and Estates in St. Louis by Best Lawyers, 2010, 2013 (by BL Rankings)
Thompson Coburn LLP
Citizens for Modern Transit
General Counsel, Past Board Member
Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
Trustee, General Counsel, and Member of Executive Committee
Saint Louis Zoo Association
Board of Trustees, and Member of Executive Committee
American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri
Former President and Board Member
Radio Arts Foundation
American Council on Gift Annuities
Larry serves clients in the firm's Private Client Services practice. He is a nationally-recognized authority on estate planning and planned giving, and is an advisor to charitable organizations both locally and nationally.
He is a frequent speaker around the country to professional groups. He appears annually on several American Bar Association-American Law Institute estate planning programs and has spoken at many other national tax institutes, including the Notre Dame Tax Institute, the University of Miami Heckerling Estate Planning Institute, and the Southern Federal Tax Institute. Larry has served as an adjunct professor at the Washington University School of Law where he has taught both estate and gift taxation and fiduciary income taxation. He additionally serves on the American Council on Gift Annuities board of directors.
He is a former chair of the American Bar Association Tax Section Fiduciary Income Tax Committee. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of its Charitable Planning and Fiduciary Income Committees and has served as a member of the advisory board of the New York University National Center on Philanthropy and the Law. He was named the St. Louis Non-Profit/Charities Lawyer of the Year in 2011 and 2015 and the St. Louis Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year in 2010 and 2013 by Best Lawyers® (by BL Rankings). He was nationally ranked in the 2009-2022 editions of Chambers USA for Wealth Management (by Chambers & Partners).
Larry is the co-author of the Bloomberg (formerly BNA) Tax Management Portfolio Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Gift Annuities, and Pooled Income Funds. Larry is also the creator of Tiger Tables actuarial software, which is widely used by tax lawyers and accountants, as well as the technical advisor to NumberCruncher software. He has also testified in United States Tax Court on actuarial issues. See Estate of Kenneth L. Lay v. Commissioner, TC Memo 2011-208.
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