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|MO||Good Standing, Active||2000||03/19/2017|
|KS||Authorized to practice law||1999||01/07/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|National Order of Barristers||New York Law School||1998|
|National Team Moot Court Award||New York Law School||1998|
|Orland Award for Excellence in Written and Oral Advocacy||New York Law School||1997|
|Principal||Legacy Planning Advocates||2008 - Present|
|Partner||Waits Brownlee Berger & DeWoskin||2006 - 2009|
|Associate||Waits Brownlee Berger & DeWoskin||1998 - 2005|
|Senior Student Legal Specialist||New York City Law Department||1997 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Academy of Veterans Administration Pension Planners||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys||Member||2008 - Present|
|National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys||Member||2008 - Present|
|Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Probate and Estate Planning Committee||Member||1998 - Present|
|Christian Legal Society||Member||1991 - Present|
|National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys||Board Member||2008 - 2013|
|LeRose v. Bank of America, et al.||Confidential settlement|
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|New York Law School Journal of Human Rights||Charles W. Froessel Constitutional Law Intramural Moot Court Competition Best Petitioner's Brief||1996|
|New York Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Cedarville University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|The Probate Process from Start to Finish||The Law of Intestate Succession||2016|
|Step-Up Basis, Portability and AB Planning Under ATRA 2012||Curing Old Estate Plans That are no Longer Beneficial||2016|
|Step-Up Basis, Portability and AB Planning Under ATRA 2012||Legal Ethics in Estate Planning||2016|
|Step-Up Basis, Portability and AB Planning Under ATRA 2012||Marital vs. Non-Marital Shares||2016|
|Step-Up Basis, Portability and AB Planning Under ATRA 2012||Portability Explained: §2010(c)(4)||2016|
|Step-Up Basis, Portability and AB Planning Under ATRA 2012||Step-up Basis||2016|
|The Probate Process From Start to Finish for Paralegals||Putting the Case to Rest:Closing the Estate||2015|
|The Probate Process From Start to Finish for Paralegals||Uncovering the Laws of Intestacy and How They May Apply||2015|
|The Probate Process from Start to Finish for Paralegals||Statutory Rights and Allowances||2015|
|The Probate Process from Start to Finish||Putting the Case to Rest: Closing the Estate||2014|
|The Probate Process from Start to Finish||Litigating the Case in Probate Court||2014|
|The Probate Process from Start to Finish||Uncovering the Laws of Intestacy and How They May Apply||2014|
|The Probate Process from Start to Finish||Determining if Spouse's Elective Share is a Reasonable Option||2014|
|The Probate Process from Start to Finish||Closing the Estate||2014|
|The Probate Process From Start to Finish||Understanding the Laws of Intestacy||2014|
|The Probate Process from Start to Finish||Dealing with Statutory Allowances and the Elective Share||2014|
|The Complete Trust Course||Asset Protection Planning for Seniors and the Disabled||2014|
|The Complete Trust Course||Using Revocable Trusts||2014|
|The Complete Trust Course||Why Testamentary Trusts are Unnecessary||2014|
|The Complete Trust Course||Understanding Estate, Gift and Trust Taxation||2014|
|Medicaid and Medicare Update||Medicaid Eligibility - Generally||2012|
Posted by Mary
I had contacted almost every attorney in the area and David was the only one that responded to me and has been the best legal representative that I could have asked for. He has been the only constant positive force in this entire situation and I am so thankful for his hard work and dedication. I highly recommend him to anyone they will NOT be disappointed. He is excellent!!
Posted by Natalie
David Crandall was my dad's attorney, and I inherited him when Dad suddenly couldn't manage his own affairs. Being thrust into a world of trusts and powers of attorney made having an expert with integrity and patience invaluable. There were so many traps I could have fallen into all while my energy and time needed to be devoted to my parents health and safety. Having the legal issues in his capable hands made all the difference.
Posted by Bob
David Crandall's first words were about his faith and as a Christian he answers to the highest court. That proved invaluable to me. In a climate where Trust is paramount I could fall back on those first words time and time again.
David did not need to keep me informed as I am the spouse and not the principal. Nevertheless, he was as responsive as could be expected.
And with estate planning it isn't an event it's a relationship.
Posted by David
David Crandall handled several difficult and delicate items to finalize my wife's brother's estate in a very thorough and professional manner. He was also sensitive to our family in our time of sorrow and communicated often and responded quickly each time we had questions.
It was very much a relief to have someone working for you that could be trusted to make the best recommendations and follow through to completion as rapidly as possible.
Joseph Ferraro, Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have had the pleasure of meeting David this past year as a fellow lawyer in the estate planning community. His combination of developing deep client relationships and being one of the brightest minds in our profession make him a highly recommended estate planning attorney.
Curt Ferguson, Estate planning Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Having known David for many years now in the 'community' of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, what impresses me most is his dedication to plans that work for his clients. That may seem quaint or obvious, but in the estate planning field, plans that work are the exception, not the rule. Many 'living trust attorneys' just sell form documents and move on, leaving clients with false security but real confusion about what they just did...and with a plan that will falter and fail. By pleasant contrast, David is exceptional! He is committed, and asks clients to be similarly committed, to thoroughly and thoughtfully develop a plan around their goals and objectives, and then to the necessary follow through and ongoing maintenance that it takes to make an estate plan fulfill all of its purposes. If you live within a few hours of Overland Park and are serious about leaving an orderly estate and a meaningful legacy, I heartily endorse David Crandall.