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Kyle Eugene Krull

Kyle Eugene Krull

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  • Estate Planning
  • Kansas, Missouri
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Summary

Kyle is the author of a nationally-syndicated newsletter for Estate Planning attorneys. In addition, Kyle has written for and been quoted in a number of industry publications, including Trusts & Estates magazine, The National Law Journal, Lawyer's Weekly USA, Broker World, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Kiplinger's Retirement Report, Wealth and Retirement Planner, Inc. (magazine), The Kansas City Star, Bankrate.com, The Business Journal of Kansas City, KC Small Business, Ingram's and Money magazine. In addition, Kyle serves on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Financial Planning. Kyle has provided continuing education instruction to fellow attorneys, accountants and financial professionals at local, regional and national programs. In addition, he is a frequent public speaker on the subject of Estate Planning to a wide variety of lay audiences. Prior to entering private practice, Kyle served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps from 1984 to 1989, in West Germany. Kyle and his wife, Gretchen, have been married since 1981, and have three daughters. In addition to enjoying time with his family and serving on the Board of Stewardship at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Kyle is a Certified Instructor with Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, presenting Old Testament Seminars in local churches. Kyle serves on the Medical Ethics Committee of the Specialty Hospital of Mid-America and as a volunteer Attorney Advisor for Kansas City Hospice. Kyle serves as a Commissioner on the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission. When his schedule permits, you may find Kyle on family property outside Mound City, Kansas, tromping around in the woods or sitting on the creek bank. He is a lousy golfer.

Education
Washburn University School of Law
J.D. (1984) | Law
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University of Kansas
B.S. (1981) | Journalism (News-Editorial)
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Professional Experience
Shareholder
Law Offices of Kyle E. Krull, P.A.
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I formed my own law practice (the "Professional Association" registered as "Kyle E. Krull, P.A.") in 1993. From 1993 to 2002, I was in practice with associate attorneys and partners in a variety of ensemble estate planning arrangements. Then, in 2003, I went completely solo. Gretchen and I purchased a home configured as an "office/home" in south Johnson County, Kansas. With my wife (since 1981) Gretchen serving as the practice manager, we have been helping clients throughout Kansas and Missouri protect everyone they love and everything they have with estate plans appropriate for their circumstances.
Agent
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
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When 125+ year law firm "disbanded," I completed the final comprehensive examination (of six total examinations) of the program to become a Certified Financial Planner. [I had begun the CFP program while serving in the military overseas, by government proxied examinations.] At the same time I completed the CFP certification, I became licensed as an agent for life, accident & health insurance, as well as licensed for securities (i.e., passed the Series 7 and 63 examinations). I then sold financial products to solve client wants and needs, working with their attorneys and accountants to coordinate client financial and estate plans. While a Northwestern Mutual agent, I recognized an opportunity to bring my unique training and experience as a financial advisor to the attorney side of the process ... and formed my own law practice (the "Professional Association" registered as "Kyle E. Krull, P.A.") in 1993.
Associate Attorney (NCAA Sports Law Group)
Linde Thomson Langworthy Kohn & Van Dyke
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Assisted with the representation of major universities and their athletics programs under investigation by the NCAA. Traveled to client locations to conduct in-house investigations, interviewing all parties involved in alleged violations and assisting Sports Law Group partners with formulation of strategies to help client universities avoid (or mitigate) NCAA sanctions and negative media reporting.
Legal Assistance Officer/Trial Counsel/Defense Counsel
United States Army (Europe) - JAG Corps
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Served as a Legal Assistance Officer with the Third Armored Division in the Giessen Military Community, Giessen, W. Germany. Prepared estate plans and resolving general legal matters for soldiers, dependents and Department of Defense personnel in the largest geographic jurisdiction in the European Theater of Operations. Served as Trial Counsel with the First Brigade (largest combat brigade outside the continental United States), Third Armored Division, in Schloss Kaserne, Butzbach, W. Germany. Prosecuted wide range of Uniform Code of Military Justice offenses ranging from minor disciplinary infractions to capital murder. Served as Defense Counsel with Region VII, Trial Defense Service, based out of the Abrams Complex, V Corps, in Frankfurt am Main. Defended soldiers facing a wide range of Uniform Code of Military Justice offenses ranging from minor disciplinary infractions to capital murder.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Lacking a Family Succession Plan? Here's How to Create One for Your Business (Quoted)
The Storage Facilitator
Retirement Relocation? Watch out for Death Taxes! (Quoted)
Wealth Management
Where there is a Will, there is an oops (maybe)
The Best Times
Donate Life Insurance to a Charity or College (Quoted)
Kiplinger's Retirement Report
Your Young-Adult Kids Need an Estate Plan (Quoted)
Kiplinger's Retirement Report
Estate Planning and the Entrepreneur
The Thinking Bigger Guide for KC Entrepreneurs
Parents Who'd Rather not Take it with Them (Quoted)
Money
A Ticking Timebomb for a Surviving Spouse (Quoted)
Kiplinger's Retirement Report
Succession Success
KC Small Business
Plan for Life (Quoted)
Navy Federal
Yours, Mine & Ours - The Second Time Out (Quoted)
Kiplinger's Retirement Report
Home is Where the Heartache is (Quoted)
The Kansas City Star
In You They TRUST (Quoted)
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Legacy Funds are the Gift that Keeps on Giving (Quoted)
The Kansas City Star
Living Together? Set Up Boundaries! (Quoted)
Kiplinger's Retirement Report
Classic Mistakes can Wreck an Estate Plan (Quoted)
Kiplinger's Retirement Report
Survey Reveals Lawyers' Reaction to Estate Tax Repeal (Quoted)
Lawyers Weekly
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Estate Tax (Quoted)
Inc.
Tangled Tax Law Pose Challenges (Quoted)
The Wichita Eagle
What Duct Tape Can't Do (Quoted)
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Gift can be Tax-Free for Receiver
The Kansas City Star
Power of the Will
The Kansas City Star
Attorneys Cautiously Optimistic About Repeal (Quoted)
Trusts & Estates
My Kids will be Rich (Quoted)
The Kansas City Star
21st Century Heirs (Quoted)
The Charlotte Observer
Carefully Establish Your Official Residence
The Kansas City Star
Duty Calls (Quoted)
Chicago Tribune
Estate Planning Attorneys Boost Revenues by Marketing to Mid-Tier Millionaires
Lawyers Weekly
Here's a Toolbox for Lawyers (Quoted)
National Law Journal
Keeping Assets out of Probate
The Kansas City Star
Business Risk & the Lawsuit Lottery
Ingram's
Cemetery Care Varies by Location
The Kansas City Star
Paper Trail Useful with Big Gifts
The Kansas City Star
Probate Court System Explained
The Kansas City Star
Ways to Set Up Trusts
The Kansas City Star
Do Your Clients Still Need Estate Planning?
Broker World
Estate Laws Become Consumed in Controversy (Quoted)
Kansas City Business Journal
Reduce Estate Taxes with Insurance Trusts (Quoted)
The Kansas City Star
Relief Act May Cause a Big Tax on the Brain (Quoted)
College Boulevard News
The Most Important Conversations Never Held
Broker World
Certifications
Certified Financial Planner practitioner
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
Awards
AV-Rating (Preeminent)
Martindale-Hubbell
Peer Rated Preeminent 5.0 out of 5; Client Champion - Platinum
Superb Rating 10.0/10.0
Avvo
Clients' Choice Award
Meritorious Service Medal
United States Army (Europe) - JAG Corps
Army Commendation Medal
United States Army (Europe) - JAG Corps
Professional Associations
Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission
Commissioner
- Current
Activities: Appointed by Secretary of State Kris Kobach
Kingdom Advisors
Certified Kingdom Advisor
- Current
Activities: Charter Member
National Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
Certified Financial Planner Practitioner
- Current
Activities: Former Adjunct Faculty (Estate Planning), College for Financial Planning, Denver, CO
Missouri Bar Association # 40208
Member
- Current
Christian Legal Society
Member
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kansas
Missouri
U.S. Supreme Court
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    We provide a complimentary initial consultation for those who have no estate plan and a fixed price review for those who desire a comprehensive "full physical exam" of their current estate plan.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat-Fees
Practice Area
  • Estate Planning
Languages
  • German: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Kansas and Missouri Estate Planning Blog
Contact & Map
5209 W. 164th Street
Overland Park, KS 66085
USA
Telephone: (913) 851-4880
Fax: (913) 851-4890