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.