Peter W. Brown

Peter Brown’s primary areas of responsibility include business, estate and tax planning for closely held corporations, individuals with large estates, and real estate investors. He also assists clients in the management of their real estate and financial assets.

Prior to joining the firm, Peter was a member at Husch & Eppenberger, LLC and co-managed their Tax & Estate Planning Practice Group. He also worked for the Internal Revenue Service for six years where he was manager of the Estate & Gift Tax Group.

Peter frequently lectured on tax subjects and is a former instructor in partnership tax at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Society of Kansas City, Past President
  • Estate Planning Symposium Committee, Past Chair
  • Briarcliff Development Co., Inc., Board of Directors
  • Garney Companies, Inc., Board of Directors

Community Involvement

  • Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Steering Committee; Project Oversight Committee
  • Wayside Waifs, Board of Directors, 2010-2015
  • Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Arvin Gottlieb Charitable Foundation, Trustee
  • Academy for Integrated Arts, Board of Directors
  • Academy for Integrated Arts Supporting Foundation, Board of Directors


  • Selected among The Best Lawyers in America®, 2001-2024
    • Kansas City, Missouri-Trusts and Estates, "Lawyer of the Year," 2012
  • Chambers High Net Worth Guide, "Leading Practitioner of Private Wealth Law," 2017-2023
  • Selected for Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, 2006-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell® "AV" Rating
  • Selected as one of the Top 100 Wealth Strategies Attorneys in the USA, Worth Magazine, 2006
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Karen L. Marx

Court Memberships

  • Kansas
  • Missouri


University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, LL.M. Taxation, 1977

Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1969

Westminster College, B.A., 1966