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Bob guides clients through sophisticated estate plans, business succession plans, trusts and related transactions.

Bob helps families and business owners prepare for the future. His goal is to create a smooth transition for a surviving spouse or subsequent generation. A straightforward communicator, he frequently speaks on as well as handles individual client matters regarding:

  • Family estate plans
  • Closely held business succession plans
  • Pre- and post-death trust administration
  • Wills
  • Charitable planning

In addition, Bob routinely counsels closely held companies, family businesses and private foundations regarding a variety of corporate transactions, including real estate–focused transactions, buy-sell agreements, stock purchase agreements and various deferred compensation arrangements. He also coordinates federal and state estate, gift and income tax audits for clients.

Bob enjoys building a rapport with families and business owners to help them plan ahead. He breaks down complex issues, providing clients with a clear understanding of the plans they have put into place.




  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates, 2023 and 2024


  • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
  • B.S.B.A., University of Missouri
    • Accounting


  • Missouri
  • U.S. Tax Court

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Outside the Office

Bob enjoys being outdoors, exercising and spending time with family.

For Bob, one of the great joys in life is relaxing at home with his wife. He loves the outdoors, bike rides and tough CrossFit workouts. Bob spends time with his youngest son at home and travels to see his oldest son perform as a musician in the U.S. Army.