The senior member of Long Reimer Winegar Beppler LLP, Mr. Long is widely recognized as an outstanding practitioner with expertise in tax, estate, commercial, property and business organization law.
Education and Licensure: Mr. Long graduated magna cum laude with degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Wyoming in 1972, and received his J.D. degree at Harvard Law School in 1976. Mr. Long has been admitted to practice in the U.S. Tax Court since 1981. He is licensed to practice law in Wyoming.
From Chambers and Partners: Thomas Long is based in Cheyenne and is the firm’s senior member. A source says Long has “always been very highly regarded” in the Wyoming trusts and estates community, describing him as a “very creative thinker, and one of those people who has the ability to break down something complex to a strategy that’s workable.” Another interviewee reports that “Tom does more sophisticated estate planning for really high net worth individuals – he doesn’t shy away from those challenges, and he really is the person that most people refer their clients to if they have big tax-sensitive estate planning problems.
Community Service: Mr. Long served as commissioner of the Cheyenne Housing Authority for seventeen years through 2012, a director of the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Foundation, and served by appointment of the Wyoming Supreme Court as a member of the Lawyer Mentoring Program Implementation Board, having previously co-chaired the Wyoming State Bar Association Mentoring Committee with partner Natalie Winegar. Mr. Long previously served on committees involved in the revision of the Wyoming Business Corporation Act and Wyoming Limited Liability Company Act.
Memberships and Professorships: Mr. Long is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (state chairman 1998-2003), a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Long served as an Adjunct Professor of Law (Gift and Estate Taxation) at the University of Wyoming College of Law in 1982, and has regularly provided guest lectures since that time.
Speaking Engagements: Mr. Long has made presentations on behalf of ALI-ABA, ACTEC, the Wyoming and Colorado Bar Associations and other organizations. Mr. Long’s recent speaking engagements include: