Kerry Christian Connealy

Top 10 Wills, Trusts, Estates and Probate Law
Gaughan & Connealy
4400 College Blvd, Ste 190
Overland Park, KS 66211
816-974-3030
www.midwestestateplan.com


Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Missouri & Kansas Rising Star (2013, 2014, 2015) - an award presented to the top 2.5% of attorneys in Missouri and Kansas under the age of 40, internationally distinguished as a Leading Lawyer on Lawyer Monthly Magazine's Global 250 list (2014), and honored by the legal community with the highest attorney Avvo-rating of Superb, Casey Connealy is very well-respected in the Kansas City legal community

Known for his ability to reduce estate taxes, to minimize or avoid the nightmare of probate and, most significantly, to deliver well-crafted Estate Plans to clients based upon their lifestyles, professions, and specific situations, Mr. Connealy takes definitive measures to analyze updates in the Estate Planning industry and compare them to the various challenges his clients face daily.

Regularly called upon by local and national financial experts for niche Estate Planning matters, Mr. Connealy has most recently presented to an audience of 100+ financial professionals with Ameriprise Financial Advisors, to the H&R Block World Headquarters in Kansas City, the National Business Institute, and numerous continuing education classes for financial professionals, as well as to the general public.

A lifelong resident of Kansas City, he earned his Juris Doctor, Masters in Business Administration and undergraduate degrees from the University of Kansas. He is a member of the prestigious American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, as well as the individual Kansas and Missouri Bar Associations.

Married with three beautiful daughters, he strives to balance his time between having tea parties and building elaborate castles with his three young girls, volunteering at his local parish, and teaching his oldest daughter to play the piano.

Areas of Practice

Estate Planning
Wills and Trusts
Probate Administration
Trust Administration
Employment Litigation

Bar Admissions

Kansas, 2004
Missouri, 2005
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2005
U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 2010
U.S. District Court District of Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2010
U.S. District Court District of Northern District of Illinois, 2011

Education

University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, KS
J.D. - 2004

University of Kansas School of Business
MBA - 2004

University of Kansas
Bachelor of Arts ? Political Science ? 2000

Honors and Awards

Leading Lawyer, Lawyer Monthly Magazine's Global 250 list, 2014
Missouri & Kansas Rising Star, 2014
Missouri & Kansas Rising Star, 2013

Presentations and Workshops

A Crash Course in Medicaid and VA Aid & Attendance Planning (2014)
VA Special Pension - An Alternative Way to Pay for Long Term Care (2014)
How to Integrate Estate Planning Into your Practice and Add Additional Value for your Clients (2014)
Disintermediation and its Impact on Estate Planning Attorneys and Financial Advisors (2014)
Everything You Wanted to Know About Estate Planning But Didn't Know Who to Ask (2014)
Estate Planning 101 (2014)
Top Elder Care Strategies ? Funding Sources for Long-Term Care (2014)
How-To Monetize Estate Planning for Financial Advisors (2013)
A Comprehensive Estate Planning Example (2013)
Family Limited Partnerships (2013)
Charitable Remainder Trusts (2013)
Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (2013)
Ownership Management (2013)
Value Management (2013)
The Statutory Basics (2013)
Intro to Wills in the Probate System (2013)
Transfers Using Revocable Living Trusts (2013)
Transfers Using the Probate System (2013)
Transfers Using the Probate System (2013)
Estate Planning Workshop ? H&R Block (2013)
Whistleblower Employment Claims: A Master Course, KCMBA (2011)
An Overview of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Wyandotte County Bar Association (2011)

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
Missouri Bar Association, Member
Kansas Bar Association, Member
National Employment Lawyers Association

Past Employment Positions

Brady & Associates, 2010 ? 2012
Walters Bender Strohbehn & Vaughan PC, 2005 ? 2010