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Overview

For more than three decades, Tom has delivered targeted and effective advice in matters of taxation, estate planning and general business.

In estate planning, he counsels clients on estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning, insurance trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, charitable remainder trusts, prenuptial agreements, voting trusts, buy/sell agreements, wills and various other trusts. His experience in the tax area includes S corporations, limited-liability companies, partnerships, like-kind exchanges, condemnations, and estates and trusts. He also has experience dealing with sales of interests in closely held businesses and other general corporate matters.

Before joining Husch Blackwell, he practiced at The Stolar Partnership LLP in St. Louis, Mo.


Industry

Services

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts & Estates, Tax Law, 1996-2019; St. Louis Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year,” 2014

Education

  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
    • cum laude
    • Order of the Woolsack
  • B.S., University of Virginia
    • Accounting
    • Beta Alpha Psi
    • Lawn Resident
    • Raven Society

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Estate Planning Council of St. Louis
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Virginia Club of St. Louis
News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | August 15, 2017
Husch Blackwell Places 156 Lawyers in 2018 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 156 Husch Blackwell lawyers in its 2018 directory, breaking the firm’s old record of 151 set last year. The firm also has 10 attorneys listed as “Lawyers of the Year” and 15 lawyers who have made the list for the first time.

Community Leadership
  • AFS – United Missouri Area Team, Treasurer, 1997-2000
  • Barretts School, Cub Scout leader, 1991-1995
  • Downtown St. Louis Inc., Maintenance Committee, 1997
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Margaret Blanke Grigg Foundation, Treasurer/Secretary, 2008-present; Director, 2011-present
  • St. Clement of Rome School, basketball coach, 2004-2010
  • St. Gerard Majella Parish, Parish Council, Secretary, Vice Chair, Chair, 1998-2001; Parish Stewardship Committee, 1998-2001; Chair, 1998-2000
  • St. Gerard Majella School, basketball coach, 1993-1998, 1999-2000; baseball coach, 1995; soccer coach, 1996-2000

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