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  Graduate Tax Faculty Biographies


Kathleen W. Bilderback graduated from St. Louis University with degrees in Accounting and Theatre. She received her law degree and LL.M. in Taxation from the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. She is the recipient of the 1996 Gary I. Boren Memorial Award for attaining the highest overall grade point average in the LL.M. program. Prof. Bilderback currently serves as Executive Director-Advanced Underwriting for GenAmerica Financial. In that capacity, she engages in the design of wealth transfer plans, business plans and nonqualified deferred compensation arrangement. She also manages field training and development on behalf of GenAmerica. Prior to joining GenAmerica in 1996, she was in private practice with a firm in St. Louis County. While in private practice, her areas of concentration were Estate Planning and Administration, Corporate Law and Corporate Litigation. She is a member of the Missouri and Illinois bars as well as an active member of the American Bar Association and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. She served as volunteer Legal Chair for the Junior League of St. Louis and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Charitable Foundation.

Thomas A. Boman is the Vice President of Finance for Advantage Capital Partners, a venture capital firm with offices in St. Louis, New Orleans, New York and Tampa. He is responsible for tax-efficient structuring of portfolio investments, consultation with investors and portfolio companies regarding tax reporting issues, strategic financial planning and tax reporting for the Advantage affiliates. Prior to joining Advantage Capital, he was a senior manager with the St. Louis office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, where he provided tax consulting services to a variety of companies, focusing primarily on partnerships. Mr. Boman is active in the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, where he is a member of the Tax Committee and past chair of the Small Business Committee. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Bar Association. He is a former member of the Partnership Tax Committee of the AICPA. He received both his Juris Doctor and Masters in Business Taxation degrees from the University of Minnesota and his B.A. degree from Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Lawrence Brody is a partner in the St. Louis-based national and international law firm of Bryan Cave LLP, where he is a member of the Trusts and Estates/Private Client and the Privately Held Business Service Groups. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School), Washington University School of Law, and New York University School of Law, and holds both a J.D. and an LL.M. in Taxation. Mr. Brody is a member of the Missouri, St. Louis, and American Bar Associations, is a member of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, and if the former chairman of the Committee on Life Insurance of the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law. Mr. Brody is a fellow of both the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and the American College of Tax Counsel, a member of the Board of Contributing Editors of the American Society of CLUs and ChFCs Keeping Current series, a member of the Editorial Boards of The Practical Accountant and The Journal of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners, a member of the Advisory Board of the Notre Dame Planning Institute, and a member of Tax Management's Advisory Board for the Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal.

Robert J. Burbank graduated from Loyola University School of Law (New Orleans) in 1979. He was a member of the Law Review. Mr. Burbank is a senior attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, Large and Middle Sized Business Division, where he has been employed since 1979. He was an adjunct professor at St. Louis University (Evening Division) for several years, has taught at a number of Chief Counsel and IRS training schools, and was a guest lecturer in the Federal Tax Procedure course for several years before joining the law school as an adjunct professor.

David V. Capes is a partner in the St. Louis firm Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan. Mr. Capes received his bachelor's degree from Rhodes College, his J.D. degree from the University of Arkansas, and an LL.M. (Taxation) degree from Georgetown University. Mr. Capes served as a trial attorney in the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice from 1975-78 and as the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri from 1978-80. He has specialized in federal criminal defense cases as a private practitioner since 1980 and has been an Adjunct Professor at Washington University School of Law since 1981.

Harry Charles is a sole practitioner whose practice is limited to federal, state and local tax audits and collections. He received his A.B., MBA, and LL.M. degrees from Washington University and his J.D. degree from the University of Illinois. He holds a CPA certificate and is the former Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee of the ABA Taxation Section as well as a frequent writer and lecturer on IRS Collection practice. He is currently co-authoring an electronic book on independent contractors for the tax publisher, Commerce Clearing House, Inc., due to be completed in 2001.

Carl Di Lisio received his LL M. from Georgetown, his J.D. degree from Duquesne, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He currently holds the positions of Sr. Director, Merger Integration and International Taxes, for Pharmacia Corp. and Director, International Taxes for Monsanto Company.

William A. Drennan is a member in the St. Louis office of Husch & Eppenberger, LLC. Mr. Drennan joined the firm in 1985. He practices in the areas of tax planning, estate planning and administrative law, corporate law, and tax-exempt organizations. He is a Senior Editor of the "Insurance Counselor" series of books published by the Real Property, Probate and Trust ("RPP&T") Law Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Drennan is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel ("ACTC"), and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel ("ACTEC"). He is the Chair of the Administrative Advisory Committee of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Charitable Gift & Bequest Council. He is a member of Mensa, and the Metropolitan St. Louis and the Missouri Bar Associations, and a member of the Sections of Taxation and RPP&T Law of the American Bar Association. He received an LL.M. in Taxation from Washington University Law School in 1997 and received the Gary I. Boren Award for academic excellence. Mr. Drennan is a 1985 magna cum laude graduate of St. Louis University Law School where he was a member of the editorial staff of the St. Louis University Law Journal and served as one of two tax law editors for the Journal's 1985 Symposium on Tax Law Reform. He has a B.S., summa cum laude, in Business Administration from St. Louis University. He also passed the Missouri CPA exam in 1984. Mr. Drennan is co-author of "Taxation and Funding of Nonqualified Deferred Compensation: A Complete Guide to Design and Implementation" published by the RPP&T Law Section of the American Bar Association, and is co-author of "Estate Planning for the Corporate Executive, 808-2nd Tax Mgm't (BNA) (scheduled for publication in 2001).

Thomas A. Duda is a principal in the law firm of Rosenblum. Goldenhersh, Silverstein & Zafft, P.C. He graduated from Rockhurst University in 1985 with a B.S.B.A. with an emphasis in Accounting and from St. Louis University School of Law in 1989. Since 1989, he has been licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri, and he has practiced primarily in the areas of general tax law, tax-deferred exchanges, real estate law, corporate transaction law, estate planning, affordable housing law, historic preservation law, estate and gift taxation, probate law, and employee benefits. He has been admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court. Since 1998, he has been an adjunct lecturer in the Master of Science in Taxation Program at Fontbonne College, teaching a course entitled "Taxation of Partners, Partnerships and Subchapter S Corporations."

Lawrence P. Katzenstein practices law in St. Louis as a partner at Thompson Coburn LLP. He received his undergraduate degree in 1969 from Washington University in St. Louis and his law degree in 1972 from Harvard. He is an adjunct professor in the graduate tax program of the Washington University School of Law where he teaches income taxation of estates and trusts, a former chair of the American Bar Association Tax Section Fiduciary Income Tax Committee, present chair of the charitable trust subcommittees of the Fiduciary Income Tax and Exempt Organization Committees of the Tax Section and a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Mr. Katzenstein practices extensively in the estate planning and charitable giving areas, and represents many planned giving programs. He is a frequent author and lecturer on estate planning and charitable giving topics, and chairs the American Bar Association-American Law Institute annual program on charitable giving techniques. 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 and the Miami Estate Planning Institute. He is also the creator of Tiger Tables actuarial software. Katzenstein is listed in Best Lawyers in American in the trusts and estates category. Mr. Katzenstein is married and has one daughter.

Bennett S. Keller is a member of Blumenfeld, Kaplin's Estate Planning and Business Law Practice Groups, where he concentrates his practice in estate planning, probate, and general business and corporate law. He is a member of the Region X Disciplinary Committee of the Missouri Bar, and a member of the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis He is a past Chairman of the Probate and Trust Law Steering Committee of the Bar Association of metropolitan St. Louis, and a member of the Durable Power of Attorney Subcommittee of the Missouri Bar. Mr. Keller is a former Board Member of AMC Cancer Research; the Alzheimer's Association; the Lupus Foundation and the St. Louis Quarterback Club. Mr. Keller received his B.S.B.A., cum laude, in 1981 from the University of Missouri-Columbia (accounting) and J.D. degree from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1984, where he was a member of Beta Alpha Psi and Delta Theta Phi, and a Note and Comment Editor of The Missouri Law Review. Mr. Keller is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Illinois Bar, the U.S. Tax Court and the American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust and Taxation sections).

Jay M. Kirschbaum is currently Senior Employee Benefits Attorney with the National Benefits Resource Department of Willis North America, Inc. He received a Master of Laws (LLM) in Taxation from New York University and his JD, with Distinction, from the University of Arizona. He has practiced for over 14 years as a tax attorney specializing in the planning, design, drafting, administration, and compliance matters related to employee benefit plans. He worked for a major life insurance company for eight years prior to joining Willis where he assisted the company's customers on a wide variety of employee benefits matters. In that capacity, Prof. Kirschbaum served as the company representative to insurance industry associations and on behalf of the company to work with federal legislators, DOL and Treasury personnel on changes to ERISA and final DOL and Treasury regulations. He also spent several years in private practice with major law firms in St. Louis.

Harlan J. Kwiatek is currently with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Mr. Kwiatek was previously Tax counsel for McDonnell Douglas Corporation. Before that he was with Touche, Ross & Company, C.P.A. and with Rubin, Brown, Gornstein & Company, C.P.A.

Scott H. Malin is a member of Blumenfeld, Kaplin's Estate Planning and Business Law Practice Groups. He practices in areas of estate planning, business succession planning, taxation, probate and general business law. Mr. Malin is a member of the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis, and a member of the Probate and Trust Law Steering Committee of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Mr. Malin is a frequent lecturer and speaker on estate planning, business succession planning and tax issues for various organizations including the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. louis, The University of Missouri - Kansas City, the Chicago Bar Association and The National Business Institute. He has authored articles for such publications as Estate Planning, the Journal of Taxation, the St. Louis Bar Journal, Probate & Property, and Practical Tax Strategies. Mr. Malin co-authored a chapter on "Sales, Mortgages, Leases and Exchanges," published in Missouri Estate Administration. Mr. Malin received his B.S. in Accounting in 1986 from Indiana University and his J.D. , Order of the Coif, in 1989 from Washington University, where he was a member of the Washington University Law Quarterly. Mr. Malin also received his CPA certificate from the State of Illinois in 1986. He is a member of the Illinois Bar, the Missouri Bar, the United States Tax Court, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections).

Pamela Perdue is Of Counsel at the law firm of Summers, Compton, Wells & Hamburg where she practices in the area of Employee Benefits. She is the author of the book "Qualified Pension and Profit Sharing Plans" published by Warren, Gorham & Lamont, a division of RIA. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board to the Journal of Pension Planning & Compliance and a former member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Taxation of Employee Benefits. She was elected to the American Law Institute in 1994. She is the author of numerous nationally published articles in the area of Employee Benefits and is a frequent national speaker in the area.

Douglas Stanley is an Officer in the estate planning group at the Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale firm in St. Louis.  His practice involves counseling on issues such as estate and gift tax planning, individual estate administration, business succession, and tax financial planning. He also has experience in business sales, purchases, and other corporate and partnership taxation issues.   Mr. Stanley practiced as a CPA with an international accounting firm prior to graduating from Washington University School of Law, Order of the Coif, in 1991.  Mr. Stanley has previously taught on an adjunct basis, and has been a frequent lecturer on a variety of business law topics.  Mr. Stanley received his CPA certificate from the State of Arkansas in 1986.  He is a member of the Missouri Bar, Arkansas Bar, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section).  He is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Nancy Staudt comes to St. Louis from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. She earned her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School where she was an articles editor on the Law Review. Upon graduating from law school, she clerked for Judge John T. Noonan on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, practiced as a tax attorney at the law firm of Morrison and Foerster in San Francisco, and was a teaching fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. In Spring 2000, Professor Staudt taught Federal Income Tax and the Political Economy of Social Security Reform Seminar as a visiting faculty member at Washington University. She has published in numerous journals including the Georgetown Law Journal, Chicago Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Illinois Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, Law and Society Review, and the University of Southern California Review of Law and Women's Studies.

Brenda Lyons Talent was a partner at Bryan Cave, where she practiced principally in the tax controversy area. Prior to joining Bryan Cave, Brenda was a Captain in the U.S. Army, where she served as a Commissioner on the Army Court of Military Review. Brenda currently manages political campaigns.

Raymond T. Wagner, Jr. is currently with Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Inc. Immediately prior, Ray served as the Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue and before that, Ray was the Director of the Missouri Department of Revenue and the General Counsel of the Missouri Department of Revenue.

Don Wells has been employed by IRS Chief Counsel for the last 19 years in the St. Louis office. He is attached to the Large and Mid-Size Business Division as a Special Litigation Assistant, a position he has held for the last 12 years. He graduated with a B.A. in English from Missouri University-Columbia, received his M.B.A. in accounting from S.M.S.U., and his J.D. from U.M.K.C. He has taught Federal Tax Procedure the last 4 years as an adjunct professor and as a guest lecturer for two years before that.

Tom Wheeland is a Tax & Legal Services Director resident in the St. Louis office of PricewaterhouseCoopersLLP. Mr Wheeland specializes in tax consulting and compliance for property and casualty companies and is considered a thought leader in the area of deferred taxes for insurance companies. Tom served as the primary author of PwC's publication, Deferred Taxes for Insurance Companies - A Comparison of FAS 109 and SSAP 10, and continues to assist the firm in developing deferred tax guidance for the insurance industry. Tom has been a featured speaker at various insurance forums sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Insurance Accounting and Systems Association, the Hartford Institute on Insurance Taxation, and the BlueCross/BlueShield Association. Mr. Wheeland received his undergraduate degree in business from the University of Notre Dame in 1984 and his law degree from St. Louis University in 1988. He is a member in good standing of the Missouri Bar and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Professor Peter Wiedenbeck (J.D., 1979, Michigan) is an expert on federal income tax law and policy. He regularly teaches Federal Income Taxation, Corporate Tax, Partnership Tax and Pensions and Employee Benefits. He has also taught Administrative Law, and occasionally teaches a seminar on U.S. Constitutional History. Wiedenbeck is the coauthor of a law school casebook on Partnership Taxation (West Pub. Co. 1989) and a new casebook on Employee Benefits (West. Pub. Co. 1996). He is currently writing a book (to be published by the Federal Judicial Center in 1997) introducing federal judges to the legal and policy issues surrounding federal regulation of employee benefit plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. He was selected by students as the 1995 Teacher of the Year. Wiedenbeck came to the Washington University faculty in 1990 from the University of Missouri-Columbia; he has also been a visiting professor at Cornell Law School. Before entering law teaching, he practiced with the Washington, D.C. firm of Patton Boggs, specializing in tax legislative work, and served as a tax adviser to the Presidential Task Force on the Arts and Humanities.