Mr. Brody is a Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, an international law firm, resident in the St. Louis office, and member of its Private Client Service Group and its Technology, Entrepreneurial & Commercial Practice Client Service Group. He is an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law, teaching Estate Planning and Drafting, and a visiting adjunct professor at the University of Miami Law School, teaching a course on Life Insurance.
Mr. Brody is author or co-author of numerous articles and books on the use of life insurance in estate and employee benefit planning, including two books for the National Underwriter Company, and a number of volumes in the ABA Insurance Counselor Series. He is a fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and American College of Tax Counsel and a frequent participant at ALI-ABA and Society of Financial Professionals programs and teleconferences. He is a frequent speaker at all of the major life insurance industry programs (including the MDRT, the Top of the Table, AALU and the International Forum), many local estate planning council meetings, a number of state bar association conferences, and many national estate planning programs. He is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Philip E. Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning of the University of Miami School of Law; member, Editorial Boards of BNA Tax Management's Estates, Gifts, and Trusts Journal, and the Society of Financial Service Professionals Journal of Financial Services Professionals; designated, Accredited Estate Planner by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, and one of 10 individuals awarded its Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner designation in the initial class, in 2004; and co-creator and co-editor of the AALU WRNewswire.
LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law (1968)
J.D., Washington University School of Law (1967
B.S., University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School of Business) (1964)
Bloomberg Tax Management Portfolios
This Portfolio explains in detail how under §2035(a) certain gifts made within three years of the donor's death are included in the donor's gross estate.
Insurance-Related Compensation discusses how to use life insurance to provide compensation and benefits for employees.
Portfolio 386 discusses how to use life insurance to provide compensation and benefits for employees and features in-depth analysis of various types of insurance provided by employers.