Richard Kraner

Richard F. Kraner

Tax Office Managing Partner; Wealth Advisors Partner


BDO St. Louis Office



Executive Summary

Richard Kraner is a managing partner in BDO's St. Louis tax practice, and possesses over 35 years of professional experience, numerous certifications, and an in-depth knowledge of tax and wealth advisory services.

He provides clients with income tax planning, tax compliance, and investment advisory services, as well as wealth transition planning, estate and gift planning, retirement planning, and insurance analysis. His primary focus is serving high net worth individuals and closely held businesses. 
As Tax Office Managing Partner, Richard coordinates the services provided by the Tax practice within the St. Louis office. Richard’s career began in 1981 with a Big Four firm. He is a six-time recipient of St. Louis Magazine’s “Five Star Wealth Manager” award.

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Estate Planning Council of St. Louis
Financial Planning Association
Investment Management Consultants Association
Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants


J.D., St. Louis University School of Law
B.S., Business Administration, St. Louis University