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Christopher Anderson, Trusts and Estates Lawyer, Armstrong Teasdale KC law firm

Since 1975, Chris Anderson has been protecting his clients’ assets and their legacies. As leader of the Trusts and Estates practice in the Kansas City office, he provides counsel in the areas of estate planning, taxation, corporate matters and charitable organizations.

Across multiple industries, Chris works closely with family-owned businesses. In that role he often serves as general counsel to the business. Whether starting a new venture or developing an existing business, he assists in strategic planning to minimize vulnerabilities and taxes...

Scott Hunt, Tax attorney, Armstrong Teasdale, law firm

A member of the firm’s Tax practice group, Scott Hunt handles matters relating to employee benefit and exempt organizations issues.

In the heavily regulated and constantly evolving field of employee benefits law, Scott monitors and analyzes all new legislation and regulations. He regularly designs stock option plans, phantom or restricted stocks, bonuses and various other types of incentive compensation plans and arrangements and advises with respect to tax, securities and corporate law issues that arise in connection with the establishment and administration of such plans.


John Igoe, Tax, Employee Benefits, Trusts, Estates, Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale

As a member of the Tax, Employee Benefits and Trusts and Estates practice group since 1986, Jon Igoe guides individuals in the creation and administration of trusts and estates and in connection with closely-held businesses. He also handles guardianships, conservatorships and employee benefits issues involving health care plans.

Jill Palmquist, Estate Planning Attorney, Armstrong Teasdale Law Firm
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Jill Palmquist specializes in estate planning and works closely with her clients to protect their families and wealth during transitional times such as illness, disability and death utilizing instruments such as powers of attorney, wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts (including irrevocable life insurance trusts, irrevocable grantor trusts and charitable trusts) and limited partnerships. She has experience in dealing with special assets such as closely held stock, 401(k) plans, traditional and ROTH IRAs, Section 529 Plans; and in working with situations requiring extra consideration...