Albert S. Rose's practice focuses on sophisticated estate, tax, and business planning for the general representation of individuals, families, and closely held family-owned businesses, both large and small. Throughout his career, he has counseled business and individual clients in a manner that emphasizes preventive actions to problem solve and achieve successful personal, tax, financial, and business outcomes involving all facets of a legal and tax situation. He has served as a Director on numerous charitable, philanthropic, and corporate Boards of Directors.

A frequent speaker on tax planning, Al served for more than 20 years as an adjunct law professor at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law's graduate tax program. He is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2008-2020, and was selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® 2005-2010.

Practice Areas


  • George Washington University School of Law (LL.M., 1974)
    • Taxation
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (J.D., 1970)
  • University of Alabama (B.S.B.A., 1967)

Legal Background

  • Chair, Estate Planning and Tax Department, Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP (formerly Peper, Martin, Jensen, Maichel and Hetlage) (1988-2001)
  • Adjunct professor of law, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law (1979-1998)
  • Chair, Tax and Estate Planning Department, Shifrin & Treiman (1974-1988)
  • Captain, U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General Corps (1970-1974)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Disciplinary Hearing Officer, Supreme Court of Missouri


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Military Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • Missouri Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • President of the Board, Friends of St. Louis Public Radio
  • Assisted in the formation of the L'Dor V'Dor Endowment Fund for the Central Reform Congregation, the steering committee of the Legacy Circle (Endowment Fund) of the St. Louis Jewish Community Center
  • Member of the Condominium Association of The Residences
  • Co-chair of the steering committees of the Eliot Society and the Minority Mentoring Program of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • Organized and advised numerous private foundations of varying sizes
  • Previously served as an officer and director of many corporations, including Amdocs, Inc. (a publicly held company) and several of its subsidiaries, Apex Oil Company, The American Jewish Committee, Civic Entrepreneurial Organization, Temple Israel, Landmark Bank, Magna Bank
  • Trust Advisory Boards, Enterprise Bank
  • Central Reform Congregation, Cardozo Society of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis
  • Served as an officer of various committees of the Metropolitan Bar of St. Louis, Missouri Bar Association
  • Rendered legal services for numerous not-for-profit corporations including Leader Foundation (created by Stix, Baer and Fulller) a foundation created by Famous-Barr, the Charles Lewis Davis Foundation (largest veterinary foundation in the country), Jackie Joyner Kersee Foundation, Olin Foundation, AAA Youth Foundation, and Cultural Leadership