Graduate Tax Faculty Profiles

Janet Bandera
Janet Nava Bandera, JD is an author, lecturer, and the President of the Bandera Law Firm, PC, with a practice limited to estate and business planning and charitable giving. Janet was appointed by the Governor to the Missouri Women’s Council in 2009. She is involved in several local charities including acting as the Chair of the Planned Giving Committee of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the Ronald McDonald House St. Louis Planned Giving Committee, Moneta Group Charitable Foundation Board and is a board member of the Friends of the Humane Society of Missouri. Born in Missouri, Janet graduated, magna cum laude from the University of Missouri- St. Louis with a degree in Business Administration and earned her JD from St. Louis University School of Law in 1995, graduating cum laude. She is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Illinois and Florida.

Kathleen Bilderback 
Kathleen 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.  Kathleen 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.

Cheryl Block

Cheryl Block

Cheryl Block is an expert in tax law and policy. Author of a leading book on corporate taxation, she has also written numerous articles on taxation, public policy relating to federal bailouts, legislative voting rules, social choice theory, and the interplay between tax and budget policy. She clerked for Judge Kevin Thomas Duffy of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and practiced tax law in New York City.  She received her Juris Doctor from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1979.

 

Thomas A. Boman
Thomas 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. 

Sanford Boxerman
Sanford Boxerman is associated with Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan, P.C.  Click here for the law firm biography.

Lawrence Brody
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 Managements Advisory Board for the Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal. 

David V. Capes
David Capes is a partner in the St. Louis firm Capes, Sokol, Goodman & Sarachan. Mr. Capes received his bachelors 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.

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Harry Charles
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 co-authored an electronic book on independent contractors for the tax publisher, Commerce Clearing House, Inc.  

David S. Dankmyer
David Dankmyer is a partner in a Multi-Family Office serving high net worth families domestically and internationally. He began his career working for the late Honorable John Heinz, Senator from Pennsylvania, before attending law school. Prior to serving as Regional Director of Estate Planning for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, St. Louis office, he was a Manager in the family wealth planning service line of Arthur Andersen. He also was a partner of a local law firm. Mr. Dankmyer’s experience covers such areas as estate and gift tax planning, Asset Protection Planning; family office management, domestic and international wealth transfer techniques, income tax, family business succession planning, closely held business planning, non-citizen estate and gift planning, charitable giving, and technical analysis and controversy defense in estate, gift and generation skipping tax areas. Examples of the jurisdictions, which Mr. Dankmyer has experience, are as follows: British Virgin Islands, Singapore, South Africa, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Germany, Lichtenstein, Netherlands, Japan, Mexico, and Fiji. Mr. Dankmyer received his JD from St. Louis University and his Masters of Law from Boston University. He is affiliated with the Missouri and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, BAMSL, the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis, The American Parkinson Disease Association among others.

Thomas A. Duda
Thomas 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." 

Keith Kehrer
Keith Kehrer practices law in the St. Louis office of Bryan Cave LLP.  He is a member of the Tax group where he concentrates his practice in the area of tax-exempt organizations, including issues related to the organization, qualification, operation, and combination of tax-exempt organizations.  He received his CPA certificate in 1996.  He is a 1999 graduate of Washington University School of Law (JD, Order of the Coif), and 2000 graduate of New York University School of Law (LLM in taxation).  He is a frequent lecturer on a variety of tax-exempt organization topics.  He is a member of the Missouri and Illinois Bar Associations, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  He is also a member of the Estate Planning Council of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Bennett S. Keller
Bennett Keller is a member of Lathrop & Gage's wealth strategies and corporate practice areas, concentrating his practice in estate planning, probate, and general business, corporate law and succession planning.  He is a past Chairman of the Region X Disciplinary Committee of the Missouri Bar, a current Disciplinary Hearing Officer for the Missouri Bar and a member of the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis.  He is a part 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 Alzheimers 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).  He is included in Missouri Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.

Jay Kirschbaum
Jay Kirschbaum is currently Sr. Vice President and Practice Leader for the National Legal & Research Group of the Willis Human Capital Practice. He received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from New York University and his J.D., with Distinction, from the University of Arizona and BSBA from Washington University St. Louis . He has practiced for over 22 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, 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. Mr. Kirschbaum is currently a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the American Benefits Council and a delegate to the Council on Employee Benefits among other professional affiliations. He has been published in several legal journals and lectures widely on employee benefit matters.

Harlan J. Kwiatek
Harlan Kwiatek is an attorney and certified public accountant, with a LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University (1983) and a J.D. (1982) and a B.S.B.A. (Accounting, 1982) from Creighton University. Currently, Mr. Kwiatek is a partner with RubinBrown LLP, a Clayton-based CPA firm, where he leads RubinBrown's state and local tax practice group. Prior to joining RubinBrown, Mr. Kwiatek was a Director in PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP's state and local tax department, Tax Counsel for McDonnell Douglas Corporation and a staff accountant with Touche, Ross & Company, C.P.A. In addition to being an Adjunct Professor in Washington University's LL.M program for the last twenty years, he is a frequent lecture for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Associated Industries of Missouri, Fontbonne University and Lorman Education Services. Mr. Kwiatek currently is the Chairperson of the AICPA's State and Local Tax Technical Resource Panel and the immediate-past Chair of Baker Tilly International's State and Local Tax Committee.

Dana A. Lasley
Dana Lasley is a Director in the Mergers and Acquisition Transaction Services practice at Deloitte Tax LLP in the St. Louis office. Dana has over 11 years of experience in corporate taxation.  Her practice is concentrated primarily on tax matters involving domestic and cross-border corporate reorganizations, liquidations, acquisitions and dispositions, including geographic expansion/contraction/restructuring.  She also provides clients with technical tax guidance and assistance with corporate formations, corporate capital structures, distributions and stock redemptions.  In addition, she advises clients on the preparation of private letter rulings and technical advice memoranda for submission to the IRS National Office on a variety of tax issues.  Dana received her B.S. degree in Accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University (1984), J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University (1994), and her LL.M. from New York University (1996).   She was a judicial clerk in the Northern District of Texas for Federal Magistrate Judge Jane J. Boyle.  She serves as an adjunct professor in the Masters Tax Program at Washington University Law School where she teaches Corporate Reorganizations.  She is a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association.  She is also a member of the State Bar of Missouri, the State Bar of Texas, and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Scott H. Malin
Scott Malin is a member of  Lathrop & Gage, L.C. 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 , the American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections) and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Jay A. Nathanson
Jay Nathanson is a principal at the law firm of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. in St. Louis, Missouri, where he specializes in tax planning, tax controversies, transactions, corporate law and business practice.  His education, honors and distinctions include:  summer Intern for Internal Revenue Service Regional Counsel, New York, NY; Trial Attorney for the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.; B.A. degree, with high distinction, from the University of Michigan; J.D. degree, from the University of Miami; member of Law Review of the University of Miami; past President of the Tax Section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; adjunct professor at the Washington University School of Law in the Master's of Taxation Program; former member of the St. Louis County Economic Council Business Development Advisory Board; former Member of the Board of Directors of Mid-America Tax Conference; and included in Best Lawyers in America, in Taxation since 2001 and in Corporate beginning 2008.

Edward F. Reilly
Edward Reilly is a Member of Muhm & Reilly, LLC, and concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, and trust company matters. Mr. Reilly focuses his practice in the areas of personal estate planning and related tax planning, emphasizing the use of vehicles such as Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Charitable Split Interest Trusts and family-owned corporate entities. His experience in estate planning includes family-owned business succession planning, charitable planning, asset protection planning and "dynasty" planning. Mr. Reilly also has experience counseling clients on a variety of trust administration and probate issues as well as performing tax controversy work involving the Internal Revenue Service. He has also counseled a number of financial institutions on regulatory matters pertaining to corporate fiduciaries.  Ned  received his J.D. from Washington University in 1978 (Order of Barristers), an L.L.M. Tax degree from Washington University in 1986 and a B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1975.   Ned has served as an  Articles Editor for The Tax Lawyer (reviewer and editor of estate planning and related articles).  Mr. Reilly is a member of the Missouri Bar Association (Probate and Trust Law Revision Committee), the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (Probate and Trust Law Steering Committee), and has served as a member and former Chairman of the Gift Development Committee for Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and serves on the Gift Development Committee of the Humane Society of Missouri.  Mr. Reilly is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).   Mr. Reilly has been listed in “Best Lawyers in America” in trusts and estates since 2005.

Adam Rosenzweig

Adam Rosenzweig

Adam Rosenzweig concentrates his research and teaching in the area of tax law and policy. He also worked in private practice in New York, where he focused on federal income tax law and specialized in private equity, hedge funds, equity derivatives, and cross-border capital markets. He clerked for Judge James L. Dennis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  He received his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University in 1998 and his LLM from New York University in 2002.

 

Douglas Stanley
Prof. Stanley practices law in the St. Louis office of Bryan Cave LLP. He is a member of the Private Client group where he concentrates his practice in the area of closely-held business succession planning, estate and gift tax planning, individual estate administration, and tax financial planning. He also has experience in business sales, purchases, and other corporate and partnership taxation issues. He received his CPA certificate in 1986. Doug practiced as a CPA with an international accounting firm prior to graduating from Washington University School of Law, Order of the Coif, in 1991. He has previously taught on an adjunct basis, and has been a frequent lecturer on a variety of tax and business law topics. He is a member of the Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas Bars, 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. 
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Brenda Talent
Brenda Talent is currently with Bryan Cave LLP, as counsel. She was a partner at Bryan Cave until January 1994, when she decided to leave the legal practice to spend time with her children, manage her husband’s Congressional campaigns and co-teach the State and Local Tax course in Washington University’s graduate tax program. Professor Talent was awarded the Missouri Bar Foundation David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award in 1990. She received her J.D. degree (1981) from the University of Chicago Law School and, while serving as a Captain in the Army JAG Corps, received her Masters of Law in Taxation (1985) from Georgetown University Law Center.  [more]

Raymond T. Wagner, Jr.
Raymond Wagner is currently the Legal & Legislative Vice-President with Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Inc. Immediately prior, Professor Wagner served as the Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue and before that, he was the Director and General Counsel of the Missouri Department of Revenue. He was also a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court and he served as Counsel to the Governor. He was appointed by President Bush in 2002 to be a member of the IRS Oversight Board and was confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate. Professor Wagner served as chairman of the IRS Oversight Board until September 2006. He earned an LLM-Tax from the Washington University School of Law and a JD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. He also earned a BA and MBA from St. Louis University. 

Tom Wheeland
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.

Daniel C. White
Daniel White Daniel C. White is a partner in the Tax Advice group of Bryan Cave LLP.  Mr. White's practice focuses primarily on corporate and partnership tax planning, including acquisitions, mergers, reorganizations, and spin-offs. He regularly represents public and private operating companies as well as venture capital and private equity funds. Mr. White is an adjunct professor at the Washington University School of Law in the Master's of Taxation Program and has been a frequent lecturer on tax aspects of domestic and international mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring. Mr. White received his A.B. from Duke University and his J.D. from Georgetown University. Mr. White is a member of the American Bar Association Tax Section and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Peter Wiedenbeck

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Peter Wiedenbeck (J.D., 1979, Michigan) is an expert on federal income tax law and policy.  He regularly teaches Federal Income Taxation, Corporate Tax, Corporate Tax-Reorganizations, 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.