Larry is a nationally known authority on estate planning and planned giving, and a frequent speaker around the country to professional groups. He divides his practice between representation of wealthy individuals in estate planning matters and serving as outside counsel to planned giving programs at charitable organizations nationwide. He is a frequent speaker on professional programs, appearing annually on several American Law Institute estate planning programs, and has spoken at many other national tax institutes, including the Notre Dame Tax Institute, the University of Miami Heckerling Estate Planning Institute, and the Southern Federal Tax Institute.
Larry has served as an adjunct professor at the Washington University School of Law where he has taught both estate and gift taxation and fiduciary income taxation. A former Chair of the American Bar Association Tax Section Fiduciary Income Tax Committee, he is active in the both ABA Tax Section and American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) charitable planning committees.
He is listed in Best Lawyers in America® 2015 (Copyright 2014 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) in the field of Trusts and Estates. Larry was named the St. Louis Nonprofit/Charities Lawyer of the Year in 2011 and 2015, and the St. Louis Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year in 2010 and 2013 by Best Lawyers in America®.
He was nationally ranked in the 2009-2018 editions of Chambers USA for Wealth Management. He has served as a member of the advisory board of the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at New York University. Larry is also the creator of Tiger Tables actuarial software, which is widely used around the country by tax lawyers and accountants, as well as the Internal Revenue Service. He received his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and his law degree from Harvard.