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 "The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings) 1993-2021
Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law
Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Trusts and Estates
Named Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings)
Litigation - Trusts and Estates, 2015
Trusts and Estates, 2019
Listed in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (by Thomson Reuters), 2005-2020
Closely-Held Business, Trusts and Estates
Listed in Chambers' High Net Worth list for Missouri (by Chambers and Partners), 2016-2020
Thompson Coburn LLP
Internal Revenue Service
Family Resource Center
H. T. And Phenie R. Pott Foundation
Tom's 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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