Norman S. Newmark, Esq. is a partner in AEGIS Law, a law firm based in Frontenac, St. Louis County, Missouri, where he is the chair of the tax practice group. Mr. Newmark focuses his practice on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, e-commerce, venture capital, business formation (including partnership entities), estate planning and business succession. He represents individuals and businesses in tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service, state tax departments, and various tax tribunals including the U.S. Tax Court. Mr. Newmark also represents individuals and corporate trustees in probate administration and litigation cases. Mr. Newmark has previously authored or co-authored articles in periodicals such as The Banking Law Journal, the Journal of the Missouri Bar, the Oklahoma Bar Journal, and the University of Missouri Business, Entrepreneurship & Tax Law Review on various tax related topics including mergers and acquisitions, powers of appointment in estate planning, the tax aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the new IRS rules for partnership audits and collections, and the US Supreme Court internet sales tax decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, et al.
Mr. Newmark is a frequent lecturer at local and national continuing education events for attorneys and accountants. As a member of The Missouri Bar Probate and Trust Division, he drafted key provisions of the Missouri Uniform Powers of Appointment Act recently enacted into law by the Missouri General Assembly. He provides pro-bono legal services to several charities and was listed in the Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame for 2011 and 2013 for his charitable efforts. He received a Lifetime Achievement award from Heat Up St. Louis, a regional energy assistance charitable organization, in recognition of his pro-bono legal work for the organization.
Mr. Newmark earned his BA degree, cum laude, from Boston University, and both his J.D. degree (Order of the Coif) and LL.M. degree in taxation from the Washington University School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association/Section on Taxation, the Missouri Bar and the Oklahoma Bar, and is admitted to practice before the US Tax Court.