Biography

Lori A. Gregory is the Chairperson of the business, tax, and estate planning department at the Lewis Rice Kansas City office. She has devoted her practice to planning and administering estates and trusts; estate and income taxation; elder law (Medicaid and VA Benefit planning, special needs trusts, guardianships/conservatorships, and nursing home rights); estate and trust litigation; prenuptial agreements; and adoption. She represents family businesses as well as closely held businesses. Lori routinely designs, plans, and implements sophisticated estate tax-saving vehicles such as family partnerships, insurance trusts, charitable trusts, children's/grandchildren's gifting trusts, sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts, and qualified personal residence trusts. Lori is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and has previously served as President of the Kansas Chapter of NAELA and on the Board of Directors of the Missouri Chapter of NAELA.

Lori is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Missouri at Columbia School of Law (J.D., 1988)
    • American Jurisprudence Award
  • University of Missouri at Columbia (B.S., magna cum laude, 1985)
    • Business Administration

Legal Background

  • Mitchell, Kristl & Lieber, P.C. (associate, 1988-1994; shareholder, 1994-1999)

Professional Affiliations

  • Missouri and Kansas Courts and Bar Associations
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • President, Kansas Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Probate Law Committee, Johnson County, Kansas Bar Association
  • Board Member, Missouri Chapter, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Past Finance Department Advisory Board, College of Business, University of Missouri

Admissions

  • Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Ambassador, Solace House, Kansas City, Missouri
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