Howard S. Smotkin


7733 Forsyth Boulevard
Suite 500
St. Louis, Missouri 63105




Howard is a cum laude, graduate of St. Louis University School of Law and received his undergraduate degree in accounting. Howard is an experienced and practical business advisor, whose clients range from large institutions to emerging entrepreneurs. His practice focuses primarily on business law, financial restructuring, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, real estate, taxation and not-for-profits.


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D. – 1986
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Franklin & Marshall College
    • A.B. – 1982
    • Major: Accounting

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois

Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri Bar
  • Pennsylvania Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute


  • Recipient President’s Outstanding Service Award, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Ranking

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Meds & Food for Kids, Legal Counsel
  • Meds & Food for Kids, Finance Committee
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Budget Committee