Bobby J. Taylor is an associate practicing tax and business transactional law in the Corporate and Tax Departments of the Kansas City office of Lewis Rice. Bobby focuses his practice in the areas of business law, corporate law, and taxation issues. He assists clients with business formation, choice of entity decisions, contracts, tax planning, succession planning, and general corporate needs.

In law school, Bobby served on the UMKC Law Review all journal staff, as the director of the Transaction Lawyering Skills Board, as an Emissary for the law school, completed the school's Pro Bono Honors Program, and competed on two of the school's competition teams for corporate transaction law.

Bobby is married, and he and his wife have four young children.

Practice Areas


  • University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law (LL.M., 2018)
    • Top Tax Student Award
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2017)
    • Co-Director, UMKC Transactional Law Skills Board; Student Emissary
    • Reich Prize (top corporate law student); CALI Awards in Corporate Tax, Partnership Tax I, Partnership Tax II, Charitable Giving
    • UMKC Law Review
    • Transactional Law Skills Law School Competition Team; Startup/New Venture Law School Competition Team
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City Bloch School of Business (M.B.A., 2017)
    • Emphasis in finance
  • Louisiana Tech University (B.S., 2002)
    • Business management

Legal Background

  • Associate, Van Osdol PC (2017-2021)
  • Guest lecturer, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law (2019-present)
    • Partnership Tax
  • Law clerk, Mann Conroy LLC (2016)
  • Summer clerk, Legal Aid of Western Missouri (2015)

Professional Affiliations

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
      • Vice Chair, Tax Committee


  • Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar
  • United States District Court
    • Western District of Missouri
    • District of Kansas
  • United States Tax Court

Honors & Awards

  • Rising Star, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers (2020, 2023)