Joe Demko has joined the firm as a partner in St. Louis, Mo. Joe brings more than a decade of experience as both an attorney and an accountant to SmithAmundsen’s growing St. Louis office.
Joe counsels business owners and investors in all phases of a business’ life-cycle including choice of entity, formation, owner and employee agreements, business succession, and dissolution; always keeping an efficient tax structure in mind. On local, state, national, and international levels, Joe handles tax compliance matters related to audits, ruling requests, tax exemptions, and employee benefit plans. He also counsels companies and individuals on income, employment, and sales tax disputes.
Joe has years of experience in estate planning strategy and assists individuals with estate planning and trust administration. He also represents charitable and other tax exempt organizations in organization, tax exemption and compliance matters.
“Joe is an important addition to our firm because experienced tax counsel is key in all business-related matters,” said Managing Partner Larry Schechtman. “Joe’s tax experience will certainly be a benefit for our clients.”
Joe received his B.S. in business from Indiana University and his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law. He is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois and the U.S. Tax Court.
Joe Demko will practice from SmithAmundsen’s St. Louis office. Prior to joining the firm, Joe was a member of the corporate services group at Armstrong Teasdale.