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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Denver, 1974
    • B.A., University of Kansas, 1971

John Schmidt, chair of the Polsinelli Wealth Planning practice, has more than 30 years of experience helping his clients prepare for their future, both the imminent and the long term.

John is a business and estate planning attorney who counsels clients in both Kansas and Colorado. He advises clients on a range of matters, including:  

  • Estate planning, including the creation of a will
  • Health-related documents, including durable power of attorney and living will
  • Revocable living trust
  • Irrevocable life insurance trust
  • Gifting strategies that reduce estate taxes, including gift tax annual exclusion, creation of a family limited partnership or limited liability company, grantor retained annuity trust, and qualified personal residence trust
  • Charitable estate planning, including charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, and the creation of a charitable foundation
  • Trust and estate administration, including tax preparation, estate tax, gift tax, and generation-skipping tax planning
  • Business planning, including business succession, life insurance, and tax planning
  • Corporate, partnership, and business law, including formation of business entities such as corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, business trusts, and other entities
  • Taxation of “S” corporations
  • Formation of charitable and nonprofit organizations
podcast icon Podcasts
September 28, 2015
Publications & Presentations
What Do We Do With This Stuff?
Presented at the LMH Endowment Association, Alvamar Country Club, Lawrence, Kansas
November 2008
Publications & Presentations
Basic Risk Managment and Asset Protection Strategies
Presentation to the Missouri Society of CPA's
October 2007
Publications & Presentations
Basic Estate Planning
Presentation to Mid-America Planned Giving Council
October 2003
Publications & Presentations
It Is More Blessed to Give Than to Pay Tax: a Review of Lifetime Transfer Strategies and Method
Kansas Bar Association
April 2001
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