Areas of Concentration
White Collar Criminal Defense
J.D. (magna cum laude), Harvard Law School (1988)
B.S. (highest honors), Business Administration, Washington University in St. Louis (1985)
Designations & Awards
- Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory, AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
- Super Lawyer – Criminal Defense: White Collar, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers
Sanford J. Boxerman is a skilled attorney, adeptly representing clients in the resolution of tax law and other controversies.
Mr. Boxerman frequently defends individuals and corporations in tax and other white-collar criminal cases. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1988 and to the Illinois Bar in 1989. He is licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits, the U.S. Tax Court, and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Southern and Central Districts of Illinois. Mr. Boxerman has also appeared pro hac vice in other courts, including the District Court of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Mr. Boxerman has experience in both the public and private sectors. From 1988 to 1991 and again from 1994 through the present, he has been in private practice in the St. Louis area. From 1991 to 1994, he served as assistant public defender in the City of St. Louis, where he gained substantial experience as first chair in numerous jury and bench trials.
Mr. Boxerman has been an adjunct lecturer of business law at Washington University’s Olin School of Business since 1989. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Washington University School of Law, where he co-teaches the tax fraud prosecutions course in the graduate tax program. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Tax Section (Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee) and Criminal Justice Section (White Collar Crime Committee); the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL); and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Mr. Boxerman currently serves as a member of the boards of Shaare Zedek Synagogue in University City, Missouri and Lift for Life Academy in St. Louis. In 2011-2012, Mr. Boxerman served as the attorney-coach of the Lafayette Senior High School Mock Trial team which finished 9th overall in the state-wide competition.
- “Ethical Issues in Appellate Representation,” National Business Institute, St. Louis, MO, Jan. 2013
- “Defending Penalties: Taxpayer and Preparer,” American Bar Association’s 29th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and the Second Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy, Las Vegas, NV, Dec. 2012
“When Clients With Problems Cause Problems for You: Ethical Issues in Tax Practice,” Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, Nov. 2009; American Society of Women Accountants and St. Louis Society of Women Certified Public Accountants, Jan. 2010
Significant Appellate Representations
- Bogan v. General Motors Corp., 500 F.3d 828 (8th Cir. 2007)
- J.M. v. Shell Oil Co., 922 S.W.2d 759 (Mo. 1996)
- Kays v. Kays, 209 S.W.3d 523 (Mo. App. 2006)
- Northwest Professional Condominium Association v. Kayembe, 190 S.W.3d 447 (Mo. App. 2006)
- Ladue Group, L.C. v. Level 3 Communications, L.L.C., 111 S.W.3d 492 (Mo. App. 2003)
- Lippman v. Bridgecrest Estates I Unit Owners Association, 4 S.W.3d 596 (Mo. App. 1999)