Experience at Work
Laura serves as tax and corporate counsel to businesses in a variety of industries. Her clients range from multi-national corporations to small businesses, and include limited liability companies, S corporations, and non-profits.
Laura provides business planning advice in a wide variety of corporate transactions, focusing on the associated federal income tax issues. She negotiates, structures, and assists with the implementation of a variety of commercial transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; tax-free reorganizations; debt restructurings; financing transactions; tax-deferred like-kind exchanges; various types of contracts and agreements; and executive compensation plans.
As special tax counsel, Laura represents clients in income tax and in sales and use tax controversies throughout the United States. She assists corporations, partnerships, and individuals in resolving complex tax controversy matters at the examination level, in IRS appeals, in the U.S. Tax Court, and in making voluntary disclosures.
With a background in international tax, she represents clients in resolving tax compliance issues related to foreign income and assets.
In the Community
A widely respected member of the tax community, Laura is a frequent speaker at national ABA Tax Section conferences, speaking on changes in tax law, choice of entity, and a variety of topics pertinent to S Corporations.
Laura is a co-columnist in the Tax Controversy Corner of the Journal of Passthrough Entities and a Vice Chair of the S Corporation Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section. She is an elected Fellow of both the American College of Tax Counsel and the American Bar Foundation.
Laura has served as a standing guest lecturer for Corporate Tax at the Washington University School of Law LL.M. in Taxation Program, and she is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Missouri School of Law, teaching Basic Business Principles for Lawyers.
Laura is devoted to a variety of non-profit and pro bono work throughout St. Louis. She dedicates pro bono hours annually to Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts and Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, helping non-profit corporations obtain and maintain their tax-exempt status.
Laura is a member of the Board of Directors and Board Secretary for Girls in the Know, a 501c3 non profit organization whose mission is to inspire & empower girls to make healthy confident decisions. She also serves as the Audit Committee Chair for the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and as a Member of the Advisory Board for the Mizzou Tax and Transactional Law Society.