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MICHAEL J. FISCHER is an attorney with Payne & Jones Chartered, in Overland Park, Kansas. He practices in the firm's business practice group and handles entrepreneurial, business, tax, real estate, estate planning and related matters. Mr. Fischer earned his B.A., M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Kansas. He received an award and scholarship for being an "Outstanding Undergraduate Student in the Economics Department," and was recognized as Student of the Year and asked to give the commencement address while studying to attain his M.B.A. While in law school, Mr. Fischer received several C.A.L.I. awards for earning top honors in multiple subject areas, and lectured as a teaching assistant regarding the legal aspects of business for "Business Law 301." He works with entrepreneurs and business owners to assist them in creating and enacting succession plans aimed at minimizing any disruptions to the business and adverse tax consequences. Mr. Fischer is admitted to practice law in Kansas and Missouri, and is a member of the Kansas Bar Association.
ANNE-LINTON POND HENDRICKSON is a shareholder of Van Osdol PC in their Kansas City, Missouri office. Ms. Hendrickson is a valuable member of her firm’s litigation team, contributing knowledge of civil, criminal and courtroom procedures gained during a two year clerkship in Jackson County Circuit Court. Her practice areas include all aspects of civil litigation, criminal defense, juvenile and family law, and health care law. Ms. Hendrickson graduated with a B.A. degree from the College of William & Mary and she earned her J.D. degree from Creighton University School of Law. She is a leader in the field and is an active member of the Lawyer’s Association of Kansas City (LAKC). Ms. Hendrickson is also an active member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and is a graduate of the Kansas City Bar Leadership Academy. She is admitted to practice in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.
SAMANTHA SHEPHERD is the founding attorney of Shepherd Elder Law Group, LLC. Her practice areas encompass elder law, estate planning, long-term care planning and asset protection, Medicaid planning, Kansas and Missouri Medicaid applications and appeals, probate and trust administration, guardianships, and special needs trusts. Ms. Shepherd is a graduate of Boston College Law School, where she earned her J.D. degree. She earned her LL.M. degree, in estate planning, from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. Ms. Shepherd is a member of the National Board of NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys) - an elected position. She is also a member of the Kansas and Missouri chapters of this organization. Previously, Ms. Shepherd served as the vice-chair of the Elder Law Committee for The Missouri Bar, as well as the chair of the Membership Committee for Missouri NAELA. She has also served on the Committee for the Missouri Seniors' Legal Helpline.
KATHLEEN R. URBOM is a sole practitioner in Topeka and Olathe, where she has a civil practice, including contract formation and litigation, business entities formation and governance, estate planning and probate, and special education law. She has spoken previously on special education law; landlord tenant law and end of life planning; including business succession, wills and trusts, and guardian conservatorships. Ms. Urbom earned her B.S. degree from St. Mary of the Plains College and her J.D. degree from Washburn University of Topeka. She is a member of the Kansas and Topeka bar associations, the Women's Attorneys Association of Topeka, and Jenny Mitchell Kellogg Circle.