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Overview

Christine focuses her practice in the area of private wealth.

With an undergraduate degree in finance economics and an advanced degree in taxation, Christine is well-versed in legal and monetary matters. She is highly regarded in business, farm and estate planning and charitable planned giving. 

Christine’s experience includes:

  • Counseled several individuals and corporate clients on estate planning and trust issues, including high-value and complex planning matters.
  • Worked extensively with family-owned businesses, family farms and tax-exempt organizations, assisting in administrative, legal, tax and compliance matters.

Christine uses sophisticated estate planning techniques, such as family limited partnerships (FLP), limited liability company (LLC), grantor retained annuity trusts (GRAT), sale to intentionally defective grantor trusts (IDGT) and qualified personal residence trusts (QPRT). She also has experience litigating complex trust and tax matters.


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Services

Recognition

  • Kansas City Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2003-2004, 2006, 2010-2012, 2014

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
    • with distinction
      • Dean’s Honor Roll
      • University of Missouri – Kansas City Law Review, Technical Editor
  • LL.M., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
    • Taxation
  • B.S.B.A., Rockhurst University
    • cum laude
    • Finance Economics

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Society of Kansas City
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
Experience
  • Counseled several individuals and corporate clients on estate planning and trust issues, including high-value and complex planning matters.
  • Worked extensively with family-owned businesses, family farms and tax-exempt organizations, assisting in administrative, legal, tax and compliance matters.
Community Leadership
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital, Donald H. Chisholm Planned Giving Council
  • Mid-America Planned Giving Council, President, 2005
  • Nonprofit Missouri, Board of Directors
  • Rockhurst University, Planned Giving Committee, Advisory Board, 2002-present
  • Saint Joseph Health Center Foundation, Board of Directors, 2003-present