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Thomas E. Venker

Thomas E. Venker, Jr.

Senior Paralegal
St. Louis
office: 314.345.6823
fax: 314.480.1505
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 Associations and Memberships

  • 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
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