Bernard J. (B.J.) Hickert - Partner
912055181 BA, JD, LLM in Taxation
Practice Areas Estate and Gift Taxation; Taxation; Trusts and Estates; Probate; Wills; Business Law; Corporate Law; Partnership Law
Admitted: 1997, U.S. Tax Court; 1980, Kansas and U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; 1981 U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Law School: University of Kansas, J.D. and University of Missouri-Kansas City, LL.M., Taxation
Born: Norton, Kansas, November 22, 1955
Cases: Young v. Graves, 04-P-51 (Douglas County District Court) Royd-Sykes v. Dicken, 95,053 (KS Court of Appeals 2006).
B. J. Hickert received an undergraduate degree from Benedictine College, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas School of Law, and a LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Before joining the firm in 1997, B. J. litigated business disputes for fifteen years, including five years as a Senior Attorney in the FDIC Professional Liability Section. B.J. has been elected a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He focuses his legal practice in the areas of business and estate planning, probate, trust administration, and business transactions. In addition to his active legal practice, B.J. serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, where he teaches the estate and gift tax course, and is a frequent lecturer for professional and community organizations.
Education and Professional Designations:
LL.M, Taxation - University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 1995
JD - University of Kansas School of Law, 1980
BA, Cum Laude - Benedictine College, 1977 (Student Government President)
Adjunct Professor, Estate Planing Principles (Estate and Gift Tax), University of Kansas School or Law, 2013-Present
Adjunct Professor, Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers (Estate and Gift Tax), Washburn University School of Law, 2006-2014