Lawrence P. Katzenstein practices law in the St. Louis firm Thompson Coburn. He focuses in the private client services area with a concentration on estate planning and charitable giving as well as representation of exempt organizations. He is a nationally known authority on estate planning and planned giving and a frequent speaker around the country to professional groups. He has been retained by the Internal Revenue Service to provide continuing legal education programs to Internal Revenue Service estate and gift tax attorneys.
Larry appears annually on several American Bar Association-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. He is 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, Larry is current chair of several Tax Section charitable planning subcommittees. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of its Charitable Planning Committee. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America® 2009 (Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) in the field of Trusts and Estates. He was selected in the 2009 edition of Chambers USA in Wealth Management: Eastern Region – National. Larry is also the creator of Tiger Tables actuarial software, which is widely used by tax lawyers and accountants as well as the Internal Revenue Service.
A passionate devotee of classical music, Larry is an accomplished pianist and has studied conducting. He conducts the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra on a yearly basis in a Special Events concert that he sponsors. He has serves on the Executive Board St. Louis Symphony and on the Board of the St. Louis Zoo as well. Larry lives in St. Louis with his wife Cheryl and daughter Nina.