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About me

I have over 30 years of broad and specialized experience in business transactions, tax, estate planning and real estate transactions. I especially enjoy working with closely held and family businesses and those with family transition, sale or restructuring issues.


I represent public and private entities as a consultant and in front of governmental agencies at all levels of government.  In addition, I frequently speak to groups regarding governmental affairs.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 55%
    37 years, 300 cases
  2. Business: 20%
    37 years, 100 cases
  3. State & Local Law: 15%
    32 years
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    37 years, 90 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Vancrum Law Firm

10990 Quivira Road, Suite 150
Overland Park, KS, 66210-1281


KSAuthorized to practice law198107/04/2016
MOGood Standing, Active197101/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Distinguished Service AwardOverland Park Rotary Club1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerVancrum Law Firm LLC2008 - Present
PartnerStinson Morrison Hecker1994 - 2008
SenatorState of Kansas1993 - 1996
RepresentativeState of Kansas1981 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Corporate Tax CommitteeMemberN/A
Kansas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Missouri BarMemberN/A
Rotary Club of Overland ParkN/AN/A
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual AssaultJohnson County Advisory CouncilN/A
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic ViolenceDirectorN/A
American Bar Association, Real Estate & Probate SectionMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1980
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
University of KansasPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State and Local Sales Tax CommitteeTaxing ServicesN/A
State and Local Bar AssociationsLimited Liability CompaniesN/A
Smith Barney & Merrill Lynch customersTrusts and estates and estate planningN/A
Sales TaxationSales Tax & ServicesN/A
National Business InstituteEstate Planning, Probate, Elder LawN/A
Limited Liability CompaniesLimited Liability CompaniesN/A
Embarq government affairs managersGovernment AffairsN/A