Kansas City, Kansas Estate Planning Lawyers

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Estate Planning Attorney with 11 years experience

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Prince Adebayo Ogunmeno
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Kansas City, KS Estate Planning Attorney with 28 years experience
(913) 233-2133 155 S. 18th Street
Suite 250
Kansas City, KS 66102-5654
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Washburn University School of Law
Civil attorney dedicated to helping our clients solve injury claims, police brutality claims, civil and constitutional rights violation claims, divorce and family dispute, contract dispute, DUI and traffic citations, immigration, estate and retirement planing since 1991. Author - Silence is Power, A Lawyer's Step-by-Step Guide to Handling Police Interrogations and Protecting Your Freedom.
Kansas City, KS Estate Planning Attorney with 16 years experience
(913) 573-5075 7350 State Ave
Kansas City, KS 66112
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Kansas City, KS Estate Planning Attorney
(913) 371-0166 827 Armstrong Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Kansas City, KS Estate Planning Attorney
(913) 342-0660 2100 Silver Ave
Kansas City, KS 66106
Estate Planning and Business
Kansas City, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(913) 573-2810 710 N 7th St
Kansas City, KS 66101
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy and Municipal
Kansas City, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(913) 321-6700 753 State Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Kansas City, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(913) 371-1930 748 Ann Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
Estate Planning and Real Estate
Kansas City, KS Estate Planning Attorney
(913) 371-0046 816 Ann Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Kansas City, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(913) 371-1944 707 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Kansas City, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(913) 573-5010 335 N 16th St
Kansas City, KS 66102
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Kansas City, KS Estate Planning Attorney
(913) 371-1930 748 Ann Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
Kansas City, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(913) 342-7070 831 Armstrong Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Kansas City, KS Estate Planning Attorney
(913) 551-6730 500 State Ave
Kansas City, KS 66101
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Malissa L. Walden
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Lenexa, KS Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(913) 438-1112 11900 W. 87th St. Pkwy
Ste. 125
Lenexa, KS 66215
Estate Planning and Bankruptcy
Kansas State University
Malissa L. Walden is a native Kansan with an international perspective. After years of living abroad, she returned to pursue her life-long dream of helping others through the practice of law. She has dedicated her career to public service and fully understands the needs of her clients. Ms. Walden's main areas of practice include Bankruptcy; Chapter 7 and Chapter 13; and Estate Planning; Last Will & Testaments, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills and Non-Probate Transfers. Not only was Ms. Walden the first attorney at her firm to practice under the new Bankruptcy Code; she also assisted attorneys across the state to...
Kathryn P. Barnett
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Mission, KS Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(913) 281-3500 5960 Dearborn Street
Ste. 15
Mission, KS 66202
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Social Security Disability
Washburn University School of Law
Brian Levinson
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Bonner Springs, KS Estate Planning Attorney with 25 years experience
(913) 441-3411 13100 Kansas Avenue Suite C
Bonner Springs, KS 66012
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
University of Kansas
Member of Perry & Trent LLC, with five attorneys. Together we handle most areas of law.
Reed Walker
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Overland Park, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(913) 214-0235 6901 Shawnee Mission Pkwy Suite 250
Overland Park, KS 66202
Estate Planning, Divorce, Family and Municipal
Corey A. Rasmussen
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Overland Park, KS Estate Planning Attorney with 12 years experience
(913) 871-2188 10955 Lowell Avenue
Suite 820
Overland Park, KS 66210
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Probate
University of Tulsa College of Law
A native of Kansas, Corey Rasmussen grew up in the Kansas City area and spent his summers working on the family farm in northeast Kansas.

He began his professional career as an external auditor for the Kansas City office of KPMG International Accounting Firm, conducting audits of Kansas City’s largest and most prominent companies.

Today, Mr. Rasmussen has devoted his practice to assisting clients with Estate Planning, Asset Protection, and Elder Law issues. The objective is to provide the most cost effective method for achieving a client’s overall financial goals, which also considers possible future impacts on family members and...
Kyle Eugene Krull
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Overland Park, KS Estate Planning Lawyer with 34 years experience
(913) 851-4880 5209 W. 164th Street
Overland Park, KS 66085
Free ConsultationEstate Planning
Washburn University School of Law
Kyle is the author of a nationally-syndicated newsletter for Estate Planning attorneys. In addition, Kyle has written for and been quoted in a number of industry publications, including Trusts & Estates magazine, The National Law Journal, Lawyer's Weekly USA, Broker World, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Kiplinger's Retirement Report, Wealth and Retirement Planner, Inc. (magazine), The Kansas City Star, Bankrate.com, The Business Journal of Kansas City, KC Small Business, Ingram's and Money magazine. In addition, Kyle serves on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Financial Planning. Kyle has provided continuing education instruction to fellow attorneys, accountants and financial professionals...
Jonathan Davis
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Overland Park, KS Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(913) 693-8027 7500 College Blvd, Suite 500
*By Appointment Only
Overland Park, KS 66210
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Insurance Defense and Medical Malpractice
University of Kansas School of Law
Jon works closely with local, regional and national businesses on their comprehensive legal and risk management needs. He also represents his clients as an aggressive advocate after claims have been made. Jon has extensive experience representing both small and mid-size businesses, doctors, hospitals, dentists, oral surgeons, architects and engineers. Jon litigates a broad range of state and federal cases including medical and dental malpractice, wrongful death, design defect, fraud and misrepresentation. Prior to disputes, he works closely with his clients to manage risk. He has defended a broad spectrum of clients which includes prominent individuals, Fortune 500 companies, regional...
Aaron  Kirkland
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Overland Park, KS Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience
(913) 469-0900 5901 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66211
Estate Planning and Probate
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Aaron assists clients with their estate planning and probate needs in Missouri and Kansas courts.

Before focusing on estate planning and probate litigation, Aaron was an attorney at Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP for nearly a decade, where he defended companies in individual and complex litigation spread throughout the United States.
Cassie Pfannenstiel Rodriguez
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Lenexa, KS Estate Planning Attorney with 14 years experience
(913) 438-1112 11900 W. 87th St. Parkway
Suite 125
Lenexa, KS 66215
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Bankruptcy
University of Kansas School of Law
Cassie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Fort Hays State University; instead of pursuing graduate school she decided to realize her life-long dream of becoming an attorney. Cassieâs focus in law school was public service and she carried that focus into her legal career. Cassie has gained a diversified law background by representing individuals in several areas of law such as: consumer bankruptcy, estate planning, landlord tenant, guardianships, name changes, divorce, custody, child support, protection orders, Social Security disability, and housing rights. Her focus is now on consumer bankruptcy and estate planning. She has experience...
Michael Patrick Dreiling Jr.
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Olathe, KS Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
(913) 209-3272 104 E Poplar St
Olathe, KS 66061
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law and University of Tulsa College of Law
After completing my education and working for 7+ years with a downtown Kansas City business law firm, I started a solo practice dedicated to serving the needs of my clients as effectively and as efficiently as possible. I keep my overhead low so that I am able to provide competent legal assistance for fees lower than big law firms. I put my masters in tax law degree to use in my practice which focuses on estate planning and probate law, where I was recognized in 2008 and 2009 as a Super Lawyer-Rising Star in Kansas and Missouri, taxation,...
Kenneth McRae
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Leawood, KS Estate Planning Lawyer with 22 years experience
(913) 972-4765 11401 Ash Street
Leawood, KS 66211
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce and Family
University of Kansas School of Law
Stephen Kurt Lehnardt
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Overland Park, KS Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(913) 948-9670 7300 W 110th St, Suite 700
Overland Park, KS 66212
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Tax
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law and University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Stephen M Johnson
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Overland Park, KS Estate Planning Lawyer with 9 years experience
(913) 707-9220 P.O. Box 25281
Overland Park, KS 66225
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Business
University of Kansas School of Law
Kevin Cavanaugh
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Overland Park, KS Estate Planning Lawyer with 36 years experience
(913) 387-3193 7111 W. 98th Ter.
Suite 140
Overland Park, KS 66212
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Saint Louis University School of Law
James Berger
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Leawood, KS Estate Planning Attorney with 31 years experience
(913) 491-6332 11233 Nall, Suite 140
Leawood, KS 66211
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
William Mitchell College of Law
Jim concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, elder law and probate. He is licensed in Kansas and Missouri, with more than 30 years of experience. As a Certified Financial Planner, he approaches law with a thorough knowledge of investment and financial services.
Gary Eastman
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Leawood, KS Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(913) 908-9113 4901 W. 136th Street, Ste. 240
Leawood, KS 66224
Estate Planning
University of Kansas School of Law
Gary Eastman is the principal of The Eastman Law Firm. The Eastman Law Firm is a focused law firm that works on estate planning issues, including Wills, Revocable Trusts, Powers of Attorney and probate law. The Eastman Law Firm works in the Kansas City metro area. Estate Planning attorney in Leawood, KS. The Eastman Law Firm serves Leawood, KS for estate planning. Estate planning attorneys in Olathe. Our Olathe, KS practice focuses on estate planning law. We provide revocable trusts, last will and testaments and probate counsel for people in Olathe....
Robert Vancrum
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Overland Park, KS Estate Planning Lawyer with 48 years experience
(913) 948-9400 10990 Quivira Road, Suite 150
Overland Park, KS 66210
Estate Planning, Administrative, Business and Probate
Over 30 years of experience helping individuals and businesses with business transactions, estate planning, real estate transactions, tax law, and government affairs.
Joshua T. Mathews
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Leawood, KS Estate Planning Attorney
(913) 660-0664 4707 College Boulevard, Suite 107
Leawood, KS 66211
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
The Mathews Group, LC was founded by attorney Joshua T. Mathews. Mr. Mathews started his career as a Tax and Transactions attorney, but was quickly recruited into business and personal civil litigation. Mr. Mathews practices in areas from bankruptcy to federal criminal defense, (selected by the Department of Justice as a member of the CJA Panel). He opened The Mathews Group, LC because he fundamentally disagreed with many traditional legal practices, especially hourly billing, which in addition to creating a "blank check" for the attorney, dis-incentivized clients from communicating with their attorney about their legal issues. The Mathews...
Samantha Shepherd
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Overland Park, KS Estate Planning Attorney
(913) 333-3533 4901 West 119th Street
Suite 204
Overland Park, KS 66209
Estate Planning and Elder
Samantha L. Shepherd JD, LLM, CELA
Samantha practices exclusively in the areas of Elder Law, Estate Planning and Special Needs Law. She received her undergraduate degree in 1990 from Tulane University in New Orleans, cum laude. She earned her law degree from Boston College Law School and received an LL.M. in Estate Planning from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Samantha currently serves on the Board of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and as Chair of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Trust and Estates Committee. Formerly the Chair of the Missouri Bar Elder Law Committee and past President of...
Keenan M. Post
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Overland Park, KS Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(913) 341-7800 12980 Metcalf Ave., Suite 180
Overland Park, KS 66213
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
Washburn University School of Law
Keenan Post, attorney with Post Warren Lindstrom, LLP in Overland Park, Kansas provides a full range of legal services and consultation in the areas of estate planning and business planning, including the preparation and review of Wills, Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Estate and Trust Administration, Probate Law, review and preparation of Contracts (real estate, employment, buy-sell, business purchases and sales), formation and dissolution of business entities (corporation, LLC, partnership), guardianships for children with Special Needs that are reaching adulthood, Medicaid and Elder Law planning for mature adults, and a variety of other estate and business law...
Todd Campbell
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Overland Park, KS Estate Planning Lawyer with 21 years experience
(913) 906-9800 11532 W. 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66213
Estate Planning and Tax
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law and University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Melanie J Branham
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Overland Park, KS Estate Planning Lawyer with 25 years experience
(913) 648-5793 P.O. Box 11567
Overland Park, KS 66207
Estate Planning, Business, Employment and Family
Western New England University School of Law and University of Kansas School of Law
Steven Robert Anderson
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Overland Park, KS Estate Planning Lawyer with 37 years experience
(913) 341-7800 12980 Metcalf Ave.
Suite 180
Overland Park, KS 66213
Estate Planning and Elder
University of Kansas School of Law and University of Kansas School of Law
David P. Crandall
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Overland Park, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(913) 440-0738 9393 W. 110th St., Ste. 500
Overland Park, KS 66210
Estate Planning and Elder
Jack Epps
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Overland Park, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(913) 498-2100 9225 Indian Creek Pkwy #600
Overland Park, KS 66210
Estate Planning, Business and Real Estate
James Logan
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Overland Park, KS Estate Planning Lawyer
(913) 498-2100 9225 Indian Creek Pkwy #600
Overland Park, KS 66210
Estate Planning, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Tax
Kimberly Zellmer
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Leawood, KS Estate Planning Attorney with 32 years experience
(913) 236-6868 11150 Overbrook Rd
Leawood, KS 66211
Estate Planning
University of Missouri - Columbia
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.