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Michael Newmark’s law practice concentrates on tax, estate planning and general corporate law. Through the years he has developed a special focus on planning for multiple generations, particularly the sophisticated tax-planning techniques needed to transfer assets to family members. With a background in income tax law as well as estate tax law, Mr. Newmark often counsels families with complex business interests as well.

Mr. Newmark has represented numerous corporations and individuals in all aspects of federal and state tax planning. He has represented corporations, associations, tax-exempt organizations and individuals in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities, and he has litigated a number of tax cases in the courts. In addition, he has assisted corporations and associations in obtaining favorable tax legislation.

As chairman of the American Bar Association Taxation Section’s Subchapter S Committee, he participated with the Joint Committee on Taxation in drafting the Subchapter S law in 1982. He wrote the leading treatise on S Corporations for the section published in The Tax Lawyer (Vol. 37, 1983). Mr. Newmark previously was a partner at two other St. Louis law firms and served as chairman or leader of the tax group at all three law firms at some point in his career.

Mr. Newmark is past president of both the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and the St. Louis Bar Foundation. He is a fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel. For 18 years, Mr. Newmark taught the course in federal tax procedure at Washington University Law School. He has lectured at many tax seminars and tax institutes across the country and has written a number of tax articles. Mr. Newmark has been listed in every edition of the publication of Best Lawyers in America since it began publishing more than 25 years ago. He also is listed in Super Lawyers for Missouri and Kansas.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations, Founder
    • Jewish Federation of St. Louis, Past President
    • National Board of Trustees of United Jewish Communities, Executive Committee, Former Member; Resolutions Committee, Past Chair
    • Central Region of United Jewish Communities, Past Chair
    • American Jewish Committee, National Executive Council, National Board of Governors, Former Member; Midwest Region, Past Co-Chair; St. Louis Chapter, Past President
    • St. Louis Jewish Community Relations Council, Past President
    • Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Past National Chair; Executive Committee, Member
    • St. Louis Jewish Light, Past President
    • Jewish Family and Children’s Service of St. Louis, Former Board Member
    • Hillel Foundation in St. Louis, Past Vice President
    • United Hebrew Temple, Board of Trustees, Former Member
    • National Conference of Christians and Jews, Executive Committee, Past Vice Chairman; St. Louis Board of Directors, Former Member; National Board of Trustees, Former Member
    • Leukemia Society of St. Louis, Former Board Member
    • Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Former Board Member
    • Washington University:
    • Board of Trustees, Former Member
    • National Council of the College of Arts and Sciences, Member
    • College of Arts and Sciences Executive Committee and Annual Fund, Chairman
    • Commission on the Purpose of Law School, Former Member
    • Alumni Board of Governors, Past Chairman
    • Law Alumni Association, Past President
    • Elliot Society Executive Committee, Former Member
    • Benefactors Committee, Past Chairman
    • Joyce Challenge Grant for the School of Arts and Sciences, Past Chairman
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, 1983-2015
    • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, 2008-2015
    • Washington University Distinguished Alumni Award
    • Washington University School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award
    • American Jewish Committee Community Service Award, Netzach Award
    • National Conference of Christians and Jews Brotherhood-Sisterhood Award
    • The Technion Society Albert Einstein Award
    • Order of the Coif, Honorary Member
    • National Conference of Christians and Jews, Executive Committee, Past Vice Chairman; St. Louis Board of Directors, Former Member; National Board of Trustees, Former Member
    • Leukemia Society of St. Louis, Former Board Member
    • Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, Former Board Member
    • Washington University:
    • Board of Trustees, Former Member
    • National Council of the College of Arts and Sciences, Member
    • College of Arts and Sciences Executive Committee and Annual Fund, Chairman
    • Commission on the Purpose of Law School, Former Member
    • Alumni Board of Governors, Past Chairman
    • Law Alumni Association, Past President
    • Elliot Society Executive Committee, Former Member
    • Benefactors Committee, Past Chairman
    • Joyce Challenge Grant for the School of Arts and Sciences, Past Chairman
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, 1983-2015
    • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, 2008-2015
    • Washington University Distinguished Alumni Award
    • Washington University School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award
    • American Jewish Committee Community Service Award, Netzach Award
    • National Conference of Christians and Jews Brotherhood-Sisterhood Award
    • The Technion Society Albert Einstein Award
    • Order of the Coif, Honorary Member
    • Benefactors Committee, Past Chairman
    • Joyce Challenge Grant for the School of Arts and Sciences, Past Chairman
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, 1983-2015
    • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, 2008-2015
    • Washington University Distinguished Alumni Award
    • Washington University School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award
    • American Jewish Committee Community Service Award, Netzach Award
    • National Conference of Christians and Jews Brotherhood-Sisterhood Award
    • The Technion Society Albert Einstein Award
    • Order of the Coif, Honorary Member
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Professional Affiliations

    • American Bar Association, Taxation Section, Subchapter S Committee, Past Chairman
    • Missouri Bar Association, Tax Committee
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Past President; Tax Section, Member
    • St. Louis Bar Foundation, Past President
    • American College of Tax Counsel, Fellow
    • The Missouri Bar Special Task Force on the Delivery of Legal Services, Past Chairman
    • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc., Board of Directors, Former Member
    • Prepaid Legal Services, Inc., Board of Directors, Former Member
    • St. Louis Bar Foundation, Past President
    • American College of Tax Counsel, Fellow
    • The Missouri Bar Special Task Force on the Delivery of Legal Services, Past Chairman
    • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc., Board of Directors, Former Member
    • Prepaid Legal Services, Inc., Board of Directors, Former Member
    • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc., Board of Directors, Former Member
    • Prepaid Legal Services, Inc., Board of Directors, Former Member
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