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Asel is a tax attorney who works on a broad range of federal 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. Asel also managed a real estate development company in Kansas and owned and operated an escrow business that serviced seller-financed real estate installment notes.



  • 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
    • magna cum laude
    • Accounting
  • B.S., Georgetown University
    • cum laude
    • Finance and International Business


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

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Vice 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, Vice Chair of Tax Law Committee, 2013 – Present
  • The Kansas City Tax Club, Founder and President, 2014 – Present


  • Russian, fluent