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Steven William Brown

Steven William Brown

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Business

About Me

EDUCATION           Junction City High School, 1972; University of Kansas, 1976, B.S. Accounting/Business Administration with distinction; University of Kansas, 1979, Juris Doctorate.


 


 


PROFESSIONAL     2000 to present - President of Brown & Vogel, Chartered, Salina, Kansas;1996 to 1999 - President of Steven W. Brown, Chartered, Salina, Kansas; 1991 to 1995 - Shareholder in law firm of Clark, Mize & Linville, Chartered, Salina, Kansas; 1982-90 - Shareholder in law firm of King, Adrian, King & Brown, Chartered, Salina, Kansas;1981-82 - Arthur Young & Company, Dallas, Texas; 1979-81 - Associate, Hoover, Schermerhorn, Edwards & Pinaire, Junction City, Kansas.  Member of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, Incorporated, 1997 to 2002; Member of Welath Counsel 2002 to present; Chartered member of Lifespan Legal Services™; Graduate of Master’s Program in Wealth Strategies Planning® through the Esperti Peterson Institute, as accredited by the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute at Michigan State University; Contributory author to Strictly Business, Planning Strategies for Privately Owned Businesses, published in 2002 by Quantum Press; Contributory author to Love, Money, Control: Reinventing Estate Planning, a book that provides answers to questions about transferring wisdom along with wealth, published in 2004 by Quantum Press. 


 


Martindale-Hubbel rating - “AV”


 


Listed in 1995-1996 edition of The Best Lawyers in America


 


Bar Associations:  American Bar Association; Kansas Bar        Association; Northwest Kansas Bar Association; Saline-Ottawa County Bar Association.  


 


Bar Committees:  Kansas Bar Association: Chairperson of Kansas Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee (1995-1997); President of Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section of KansasBar Association (1989-1993); Kansas Bar Association Real Estate,Probate and Trust Law Section CLE Liaison (1990-1997); Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee (1989-1993); Saline County Civil Process Committee and Trustee of Saline County Law Library.


 


Kansas Bar Association Activities:  Author and speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar “Living Trust Drafting” – 1991; Author and speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar “How to Draft a Revocable Living Trust” – 1988; Speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar “Protecting Assets from Creditors and Post-Death Implications” – 1989; 1992 - Speaker, Nebraska Bar Association, A Medical and Legal Perspective on the Durable Power of Attorney; 1992 - Speaker, Kansas Bar Association satellite “Elder Law Seminar” 1994 - Speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar “Estate Administration”; Speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar on Estate Planning for Disability and Tax Issues; Speaker, The Western Kansas Council on Estate Planning & Gifting seminar “Health Care Directives” - 1995; Fellow of the Kansas Bar Foundation; Continuing Legal Education Seminar Coordinator for several programs, including Plaza Lights Institute, Best of Continuing Legal Education and other probate and trust related seminars; Speaker, National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys seminar “The Truth About Estate Planning”; Outstanding Service Award, Kansas Bar Association as chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, - 1998; Instructor of the Estate Planning Practicum, an intensive week long training course for members of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, Incorporated; Speaker for Kansas Land Improvement Contractors Association Convention; Speaker for Kansas Accountants Tax Conference; Speaker for Kansas Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.


CIVIC                        Member of Board of Directors of the Information Network of Kansas, Inc.(2000-02); President (1992) and member of Board of Directors of Salina Chamber of Commerce, 1989-92; Treasurer, The Saint Francis Academy (1992); Board of Trustees of Salina Public Library; Treasurer of Salina Public Library, 1988; President (1990-91) and member of Board of Directors of Salina Art Center, Inc., 1986-92; Campaign Chairman of Salina United Way Campaign, 1989; President of Salina Chapter of Ducks Unlimited, 1987-88; Member of Board of Directors of Salina Downtown Lions Club, 1985-88; President of Salina Country Club, 2008, and member of Board of Directors of Salina Country Club, 1993-95 and 2005-2009.  Member of Board of Directors of Kansas Wildscape.


 


CHURCH                  Roman Catholic. Founder and member of Board of Directors of St. Mary’s Grade School Endowment Fund, 1988; Member of St. Mary’s Grade School Council, 1985-89; Member of Finance Council of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish; Member of the The Roman Catholic Diocese of Salina Finance Council, Member of Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities (2002 – 2008).

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Estate Planning: 90%
  2. Business: 10%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Scott Allen Williams

    I have known Steve for nearly 20 years through the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys. I have had the privilege of teaching a number of 3 day Continuing Legal Education workshops with Steve and have always been particularly impressed with both his technical expertise and the caring and compassionate manner in which he counsels his clients. Steve is a lawyer that will take the time to ensure his clients understand how their estate plans work and goes the extra mile of providing a formal estate plan maintenance program that provides ongoing education, counseling and updates to legal documents. He is most committed to creating estate plans that accomplish the goals for which they were put in place. He is both a colleague and friend for whom I give the highest endorsement.

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  • Richard M. Blackwell

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Contact Info

Brown & Vogel, Chartered

200 W. 49th Street, R-907
Kansas City, MO, 64112

2035 E. Iron Ave., Ste. 101
Salina, KS, 67401

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MOGood Standing, Active200601/08/2013
KSAuthorized to practice law197905/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent RatingMarindale-Hubbel2012
Kansas City, MO 2010 Five Star Wealth ManagerWealth Manager2010
RecognizedThe Best Lawyers in America1996

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney2000 to present - President of Brown & Vogel,2000 - 2011
Attorney1996 to 1999 - President of Steven W. Brown, Chartered, Salina, Kansas1996 - 1999
Attorney1991 to 1995 - Shareholder in law firm of Clark, Mize & Linville, Chartered, Salina, Kansas1991 - 1995
Attorney1982-90 - Shareholder in law firm of King, Adrian, King & Brown, Chartered, Salina, Kansas1982 - 1990
Attorney1981-82 - Arthur Young & Company, Dallas, Texas1982 - 1982
Attorney1979-81 - Associate, Hoover, Schermerhorn, Edwards & Pinaire, Junction City, Kansas1979 - 1981

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
WealthCounselMember2002 - Present
National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, IncorporatedMember1997 - 2002
Kansas Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education CommitteeMember, Past President1995 - Present
Saline-Ottawa County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Northwest Kansas Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Kansas Bar Association, Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law SectionMember, Past President1989 - Present
Kansas Bar Association, Unauthorized Practice of Law CommitteeMember1989 - 1993
Lifespan Legal Services; Graduate of Master's Program in Wealth Strategies Planning® through the Esperti Peterson Institute, as accredited by the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute at Michigan State UniversityChartered MemberN/A
Kansas Bar AssociationFellowN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Quantum Press publicationLove, Money, Control: Reinventing Estate Planning2004
Quantum Press publicationStrictly Business, Planning Strategies for Privately Owned Businesses2002

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas.N/AB.S. Accounting/Business Administration; Juris Doctorate1979
Esperti Peterson Institute, as accredited by the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute at Michican State UniversityWealth Strategies PlanningMasters DegreeN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Western Kansas Council on Estate Planning & Gifting SeminarHealth Care Directives1995
Kansas Bar AssociationEstate Administration1994
Nebraska State Bar AssociationA Medical and Legal Perspective on the Durable Power of Attorney1992
Kansas Bar AssociationElder Law Seminar1992
Kansas Bar Association SeminarLilving Trust Drafting1991
Kansas Bar Association SeminarProtecting Assets from Creditor and Post-Death Implications1989
Kansas Bar Association SeminarHow to Draft A Revocable Living Trust1988
The Truth About Estate PlanningEstate PlanningN/A
LifeSpan Learning SolutionIssues Facing Financial Professionals CU Retirement and BeyondN/A
LifeSpan Learning SolutionAdvance Planning Strategies in Era of Fed Est Tax RepealN/A
LifeSpan Learning SolutionNuts 'N Bolts IIIN/A
LifeSpan Learning SolutionNuts 'N Bolts II (Trustee Training)N/A
LifeSpan Learning SolutionRetirement Plan ReviewN/A
LifeSpan Learning SolutionAsset Protection PlanningN/A
LifeSpan Learning SolutionArticle by Article and Operators Manual ReviewN/A
LifeSpan Learning SolutionCreating Your Personal Legacy DeclarationN/A
LifeSpan Learning SolutionNuts 'N Bolts 1 (Overview)N/A
Farm Bureau Valentine ConventionEstate Plans and Taxation ChangesN/A