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Overview

Chris serves clients through both estate and business succession planning.

Chris creates estate plans for individuals and families at all stages of life. He uses a practical approach and clear, insightful advice to implement comprehensive plans—giving clients peace of mind. He also creates and implements business succession plans, helping entrepreneurs and families preserve and protect their businesses.

A proactive person by nature, Chris thrives on helping individuals and families develop estate plans that reflect their needs and aspirations—and avoid probate. While Chris does have experience managing probate matters and representing clients in probate court, his preference is always to help clients with their estate plans ahead of time.

Chris came to the practice of law from an unusual starting point: he began his career as an assistant to an NFL sports agent. The role provided invaluable insight into the importance of personal client service and the intricate needs of high-net-worth individuals. To continue advancing in his career, Chris pursued his law degree and was fascinated by estate planning, particularly its personal nature and natural extension of his experience serving professional athletes.

With a passion for helping people, Chris enjoys talking about deeply personal matters with clients. He aims to build lasting relationships: clients see him as a trusted advisor who will take care of their needs and their loved ones. He’s known for making the estate planning process straightforward and even enjoyable as he helps clients secure the future for themselves, their families, and beneficiaries.

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Education

  • J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law
  • B.S., University of Arkansas
    • summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • The Missouri Bar
Outside the Office

Chris’s favorite pastime is golfing—although he’s fond of just about anything that gets him outdoors. He and his wife enjoy walks with their dogs, hiking, and traveling.