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The POWER List: Tax Law

Staff Report//April 26, 2021//

The POWER List: Tax Law

Staff Report//April 26, 2021//

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Taxes, like death, are inevitable. But while you can’t reason or bargain with death, a good tax attorney can make your bill to the government a little more palatable.

In this latest edition of THE POWER LIST, a regular feature from Missouri Lawyers Media, we highlight the most powerful attorneys in tax law. These are practitioners who help individuals and businesses minimize their bills and structure their deals in the most advantageous way. They defend clients against accusations of paying too little or criminally defrauding the government. They argue before administrative panels and courts on the best interpretation of tax laws.

Oftentimes, the best attorneys in the field come to the practice from the other side of the table. As accountants, prosecutors and officials of the Internal Revenue Service or the Missouri Department of Revenue, they’ve got inside experience to use on behalf of their clients.

Our editorial team interviewed attorneys around the state and consulted Missouri Lawyers Weekly’s archives to arrive at a list of what we believe are the 26 most powerful tax attorneys in Missouri.

This is, of course, a subjective endeavor. Perhaps our readers will disagree with some of our choices or believe we’ve overlooked someone. Feel free to let us know what you think we got right, and who else we should have considered. And keep an eye out for new versions of THE POWER LIST throughout the year.

The POWER LIST was written by Senior Reporter Scott Lauck and Staff Reporter Jessica Shumaker. Reach them at [email protected] and [email protected], or Editor Cindi Lash at [email protected]

The POWER List for tax law

David V. Capes

Frank C. Carnahan

John M. Carnahan III

Harry Charles

Alexander Curcuru

Justin K. Gelfand

Steven B. Gorin

Carole L. Iles

Charles F. Jensen

Laura E. Krebs Al-Shathir

James Kutten

Shine Lin

Janette Lohman

Rebecca D. Martin

Patrick B. Mathis

Mark C. Milton

Jay A. Nathanson

Sara G. Neill

Michael N. Newmark

Lowell Pearson

Jason A. Reschly

William J. Sanders

Michelle F. Schwerin

John W. “Jay” Simpson

Benjamin L. Tompkins

Scott E. Vincent

The POWER List: Tax Law

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