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Eric practices in the areas of taxation, trusts and estates, wills, probate, family succession planning, business law and tax-exempt organizations.  He has been a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel since 1993.  Eric often represents clients in controversies before the Internal Revenue Service, the Kansas Department of Revenue and in federal and state courts. His representative clients include individuals, entrepreneurs, closely held businesses and tax-exempt organizations.  He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the state courts of Kansas, Nebraska and Texas. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Trusts and Estates, Tax Law and Non-Profit/Charities Law and has been named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year in Wichita for 2013 in the practice area of Non-Profit/Charities Law.  He has also been selected as a Kansas Super Lawyer in the practice area of Tax Law.  Eric is a frequent lecturer on tax related topics for professional and various other organizations.

Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Washburn University, 1973
  • Juris Doctor, Washburn University, 1976

Bar Memberships

  • American Bar Association – Member, Taxation Section
  • Kansas Bar Association – Member and Past President, Tax Law Section; Member, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section; and Corporate Banking and Business Section; Distinguished Service Award Recipient
  • Wichita Bar Association – Member and Past Chair, Probate Committee
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

Professional Memberships

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Past Board Member
  • Wichita Chapter of the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Wichita Estate Planning Council, Past President
  • Wichita Estate Planning Forum

Civic/Community Involvement

  • Member – Sunrise Rotary Club of West Sedgwick County
  • Director and Past President, Wichita Public Library Foundation
  • Board Member, Starkey, Inc.
  • Board Member, Farmers Alliance Mutual Insurance Company
  • Fellow – Kansas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow – American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

Publications

  • Chapter author, “Kansas Estate Administration Handbook,” Kansas Bar Association
  • Co-author, “Revised Uniform Principal and Income Act in Kansas,” Journal of the Kansas Bar Association