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Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Planning; Probate
  • Business Planning
  • Tax Planning
Admitted:
  • 2005, Kansas; 2007, Missouri; 2005, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; 2005, U.S. Tax Court
Law School:
  • University of Kansas, J.D. and University of Missouri-Kansas City, LL.M., Taxation
Born:
  • Springfield, Missouri, November 1, 1979 Seamus Smith grew up in Overland Park, Kansas and is currently an associate attorney with the Will and Trust Center, practicing in the areas of estate, business, and tax planning.  Seamus worked for the firm of Newbery, Ungerer & Hickert LLP as a law clerk, then as an associate attorney, and is currently of counsel to the firm.
Education
  • LL.M, Taxation - University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 2006
  • JD - University of Kansas School of Law, 2004
  • BA, cum laude - Benedictine College, 2002
Experience:
  • Private Practice Lawyer
    • Associate, Will and Trust Center, Leawood, KS, 2010-Present
    • Associate, Vold & Morris LLC, Kansas City, MO and Leawood, KS, 2007-2010
    • Of Counsel, Newbery, Ungerer & Hickert, LLP, Topeka, KS, 2007-Present
    • Associate, Newbery, Ungerer & Hickert, LLP, Topeka, KS, 2004-2006
  • Adjunct Professor, Business and Tax Law, Benedictine College, 2007-Present
Professional and Civic Affiliations:
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Overland Park South Rotary Club
  • NE Johnson County Chamber of Commerce
Selected Presentations:
  • IRAs Payable to Trusts: Allocation to Income and Eligibility for Marital Deduction as QTIP, 43rd Annual Kansas Tax Conference (2006)
  • Creative Solutions for Outdated ILITs, 44th Annual Kansas Tax Conference (2007)
  • Estate Planning Practice Tips, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Conference (2008)
  • Advanced Tax-Savings Strategies for Small Business Owners, 45th Annual Kansas Tax Conference (2008)
  • Administering the Estate Effectively and Putting the Case to Rest, National Business Institute Seminar: The Probate Process Start to Finish (2008)
  • Avoiding IRA Pitfalls and Coordinating Retirement Plans in Estate Planning, Missouri Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Conference (2009)
  • Homestead Exemption & Estate Planning in the Recession/Depression, Missouri Bar Association Solo & Small Firm Conference (2009)