Lawrence Brody

Bryan Cave LLP


Larry Brody practices in the private client area. He is an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law and a visiting adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law. He focuses his practice on estate planning for high net worth individuals and the use of life insurance in estate and non-qualified deferred compensation planning. He has authored two BNA Tax Management Portfolios, two books for the National Underwriter Company and is a frequent lecturer at national conferences on estate and insurance planning.

Mr. Brody received the designation of Accredited Estate Planner by the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils, and was one of ten individuals awarded its Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner designation in the initial class, in 2004.

Areas of Concentration: Estate planning for high net worth individuals and the use of life insurance in estate and non-qualified benefit planning, including split-dollar and premium financing arrangements.


Life Insurance After ATRA 
Charles L. Ratner & Lawrence Brody discuss the future of the industry
Life Insurance After ATRA 
Charles L. Ratner and Lawrence Brody discuss how to handle life insurance in the wake of ATRA
The Split-Dollar Legacy Trust 
Martin M. Shenkman, Richard L. Harris and Lawrence Brody outline an effective planning technique that may cease to exist in 2013.
A Gift From Above: Estate Planning On a Higher Plane 
Generally, most clients want the same thing: control, use and enjoyment of their assets until death and protection of their assets from potential claimants.
Private Split-dollar Arrangements 
For estate planning using life insurance, and especially for large premium cases, split dollar offers an attractive method for funding the premiums with
A New Split-Dollar Imperative 
Ever since the Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2001-101 in January of 2001, planners who advise clients on their split-dollar life insurance arrangements
Today's Split Dollar 
The final split-dollar regulations that were effective as of Sept. 17, 2003 (T.D. 9092) became the operative guidance for arrangements that either were
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