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Asel is a tax attorney who works on a broad range of federal tax, international tax, state and local tax and tax controversy matters.

Her experience includes:

  • Advising on diligence matters in business acquisitions, reorganizations and divestitures
  • Advising on state and local tax issues, including income tax, franchise tax, transfer tax, sales and use tax, gross receipts tax, property tax 
  • Assisting with Federal income tax audits, state and local tax audits, protests and appeals
  • Advising on tax issues related to production tax credits, investment tax credits and beginning of construction issues for renewable energy projects
  • Assisting with preparation of Federal and state tax returns
  • Advising on international tax issues, including withholding, compliance and reporting
  • Advising on Federal and state issues related to tax-exempt organizations and tax exempt bond issuances
  • Advising on formation and operation of IC-DISCs

Prior to joining the legal profession, Asel worked as a Junior Professional Associate at the World Bank Institute in Washington, D.C. She also managed a real estate development company in Kansas and owned and operated an escrow business that serviced seller-financed real estate installment notes.

Asel is an active member of the legal community at national, regional and local levels. She serves on the boards of several professional organizations. She also founded the Kansas City Tax Club. 




  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Tax, Rising Star, 2018
  • The Missouri Bar, Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2016
  • YWCA Topeka, Woman of the Year, Entrepreneur/Executive Category,2006


  • LL.M., New York University School of Law
    • Taxation
  • J.D., Washburn University School of Law
    • cum laude
      • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Law & Economics, 2012
      • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in International Taxation, 2011
      • Certificate in Tax Law
      • Certificate in Estate Planning
      • Washburn Tax and Estate Planning Association, President, 2011-2012
      • Washburn Real Estate Law Society, President, 2010-2011
      • Washburn University Scholar
  • Certified Public Accountant, Kansas
  • B.B.A., Washburn University
    • Accounting
    • magna cum laude
  • B.S., Georgetown University
    • Finance and International Business
    • cum laude


  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • Kansas
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Co-Chair of Tax Law Committee, 2014 – Present
  • Asian American Bar Association, AABAKC, 2013 – Present
  • Heart of America Tax Institute, Board Member, 2015 – Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association,  Chair of Tax Law Committee, 2013 – 2018
  • The Kansas City Tax Club, Founder and President, 2014 – Present
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Pathfinder Fellow, 2018


  • Russian, fluent