Christopher J. Anderson

Of Counsel

“Chris always provides my family and my business excellent, practical advice. I look forward to working with him for many years.”

Bio

With more than 40 years of experience, Chris Anderson prides himself on his ability to help businesses of all sizes strategically accomplish their goals.

Chris’ practice focuses on helping clients navigate estate planning, taxation and corporate matters. He works closely with family-owned businesses across multiple industries and levels of development to ensure they minimize risk and taxes, while planning for future growth. Businesses look to Chris during succession planning to anticipate changes and position themselves for future success by maintaining wealth.

In addition to his estate planning work, Chris oversees real estate projects by assisting with sales, purchases, traditional financing and leases.

 

Experience

  • Represented closely-held family businesses of all sizes and development levels across multiple industries.
  • Served as outside general counsel for family businesses for decades.
  • Handled estate planning, trusts, and business succession planning.
  • Oversaw real estate processes and transactions.

Activities

PROFESSIONAL
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium
    • Member, 1995-present
    • Chairman, 2004
COMMUNITY
  • Johnson County Library Foundation
    • Vice Chair, 2019-present
    • Board of Directors, 2016-present
  • City of Mission Hills, Kansas
    • Council Member, 2003-2011
  • Mission Hills Planning Commission
    • Vice Chair, 2019-present
    • Member, 1993-2003; 2011-present
    • Chairman, 2015-2018
  • Diastole – Hospital Hill, Inc.
    • Former Board Member
  • Country Club Congregational Church
    • Former Board of Trustees
EDUCATION
  • University of Iowa College of Law, J.D. with highest distinction, 1975
  • Grinnell College,  B.S., 1972
HONORS
  • Martindale-Hubbell Top Rated Lawyer®, 2013-present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rated
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2005-present
  • The Best Lawyers in America’s Lawyer of the Year, 2017, 2020
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2014-present
SEMINARS / PUBLICATIONS
  • “The Practical Guide to Probate and Estate Administration,” UMKC School of Law Continuing Legal Education, 2016
  • “Trusts v. Wills, Revocable/Irrevocable Trusts, Selection of Trustee,” Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium, 2015

 


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