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

John Schmidt 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
text icon Publications & Presentations
Speaker, Keating & Associates and Polsinelli Webinar
October 15, 2020
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September 28, 2015
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What Do We Do With This Stuff?
Presented at the LMH Endowment Association, Alvamar Country Club, Lawrence, Kansas
November 2008
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Basic Risk Managment and Asset Protection Strategies
Presentation to the Missouri Society of CPA's
October 2007
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Basic Estate Planning
Presentation to Mid-America Planned Giving Council
October 2003
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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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