Lyle D. Pishny

Lyle Pishny has been in practice for over 25 years. He was the co-managing partner of the Bennett Lytle law firm, which joined with the Lathrop Gage LLP Johnson County office in 1998. (Lathrop Gage is one of two firms that combined to form Lathrop GPM in 2020.) Lyle has a Master of Laws in Taxation and has a client-focused approach to assisting clients on a range of business, tax and wealth planning strategies. Many clients rely on him to address complex legal and tax challenges and opportunities.

Lyle represents clients in structuring their business and real estate transactions, their business organizations, their succession planning, their estate planning and counsels tax exempt organizations in their legal and tax matters.

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Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Committee, Past Chair
  • Johnson County Probate Bench, Bar Committee
  • Kansas Bar Association, Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section, Past President

Community Involvement

  • AdventHealth Foundation Shawnee Mission (formerly Shawnee Mission Medical Center Foundation), Board of Directors
  • American Cancer Society, Johnson County Chapter, Board of Directors, Past Member
  • American Red Cross, Shawnee Mission Chapter, Past Chair
  • Blue Valley Educational Foundation, Board of Directors, Past Member
  • Children's Mercy Hospital, Planned Gift Council
  • Community Foundation of Johnson County, Past Chair
  • Friends of the Johnson County Library, Past Treasurer
  • Johnson County Community College Foundation, Advisory Board
  • Johnson County Republican Party, Past Chair
  • Kansas Republican Party, Past Vice-Chair
  • Kansas State University Foundation, Board of Trustees; Executive Committee, Past Chair
  • Kansas State University, President’s Club, Past Chair
  • K-State Alumni Association, Inaugural Wabash CannonBall Kansas City, Co-Honorary Chair Couple
  • The Rotary Foundation, Paul Harris Fellow


  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, 2008-2012
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Kansas Corporate/M&A, 2006-2023
  • Selected among The Best Lawyers in America®, 2003-2024
    • "Lawyer of the Year," 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell® “AV” Rating
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Court Memberships

  • Kansas
  • U.S. Supreme Court


University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, LL.M. Taxation, 1979

Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 1976

  • Phi Delta Phi

Kansas State University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1973

  • Blue Key
  • Phi Kappa Phi