Thomas L. Wilson Law Office

Acquisition of Thomas L. Wilson Law Office

We have recently acquired the estate planning practice and client files of Thomas L. Wilson. As you may know Thomas L. Wilson is retired and no longer practicing law. We have agreed to assist and communicate with his clients.

Who are we?
We are a small office with experienced estate planning attorneys, Tim J. Larson, J.D. and Logan M. Brown, J.D., and an incredible support staff of three. Throughout this transition, we hope to get to know you and be of service to you in your estate planning needs.

Why are you receiving this letter?

The Kansas Supreme Court requires that we provide notice to all clients that can be located upon the transfer of a law practice. By Supreme Court rule, we must inform you: 1. You have the right to employ counsel of your choosing to help you with your estate planning; 2. You have a right to possession of your file if you are the client; and 3. Your consent of this file transfer to our firm will be presumed if we do not hear from you otherwise within 90 days.

We are sending a copy of this letter to each client based on the records in the file we received. Of course, it is possible that the files do not have the most current information that would tell us who is living or deceased, what client matters are ongoing, or whether someone has moved, divorced, etc. We encourage you to call us at 316-729-0100 and let us gather current information so that we can stay in touch with you. When you call just indicate that you are a former client of Mr. Wilson or that you are looking for a file and we will be glad to assist you.

Why have we taken on this project?
We want to be your Estate Planning Law Firm. Let us introduce ourselves to you. We think we will be a good fit.

Larson & Brown, P.A.
Reflection Ridge Office Park
7570 W. 21st Street North
Building 1026, Suite A
Wichita, KS 67205

We are an estate and business-planning firm with over 30 consecutive years of experience in planning for Kansas families. We have seen plans come to fruition and have planned for multiple generations for a number of Kansas families. We have been involved with multi-family and multi-generational closely held business and farm and ranch operations and have done much in the way of addressing estate tax and income tax concerns for our clients.

We plan for those individuals and families that have a desire to do good planning and leave a legacy for their families. We review existing situations, plans, and documents that clients have in place to make sure that everything will work properly when the time comes.

We assist those who are faced with the long-term care needs for family members in determining what can be done when facing the need to apply for Medicaid eligibility in the not too distant future.

The playing field has changed dramatically in the areas of business and estate planning as a result of the tax law that was passed in January of 2013. If you have a plan that was drafted prior to January of 2013 we would suggest that you have us review it.

What Sets Us Apart?
We know that there are many attorneys in the state of Kansas. We also know that many attorneys may do a little estate planning along with other areas of practice. Estate Planning and Estate Administration is all we do. Our vast experience in estate planning and the way we serve and treat our clients is truly unique and sets us apart from the crowd.

We have clients all over the state of Kansas. We frequently travel to see these clients in person when the need arises. For those times where an in-person visit may not be feasible, we offer appointments by “Skype” or “Facetime” so that we can talk face to face with our clients, and no one needs to travel unless an “in-person” meeting is desired. We want your estate plan to work for you and we know that can only be accomplished if you are comfortable contacting us with questions or concerns. It is our goal to build relationships that last.

We want to be a part of your advisory team. We know that estate planning is about more than just the legal work. There is the income tax component, the financial advisory component, and many other components that are needed to make a complete estate plan. We regularly work with most of the major accounting firms, investment firms, insurance advisors, and many smaller accounting and financial advisory practices across the state that our clients utilize. We believe that making sure that your team works closely together is key. We look forward to having the opportunity to become part of your trusted team.

The list of things we DON’T DO as attorneys is quite long. We are Estate Planners only. We have a “niche” practice that allows us to be good at estate planning and estate administration. We believe that there is a significant difference between being an attorney who only handles estate planning and being an attorney who does a little of everything including some estate planning. We don’t want to venture out into an area where we do not excel. We believe that your estate and your family deserve that level of attention and precision. We hope that our single-minded focus on estate planning and estate administration will be of service to you and your family going forward.

Who are the Attorneys?

Tim J. Larson
Tim has maintained a private practice of law in Kansas since his graduation from the Washburn University School of Law in 1982. His practice is limited to estate planning, closely held business planning, as well as trust administration. Tim is a member of the Wichita Bar Association Probate Committee, Wichita Estate Planning Council and the Kansas Bar Association. Tim is also a founding member of e.Planners Educational Alliance, Inc., a select group of estate planning attorneys from across the country that organize and present various continuing education programs and provide sophisticated estate-planning services to clients.

For the past several years Tim has spoken publicly and has presented continuing education courses to attorneys, accountants, financial planners, and life insurance professionals on estate planning topics. Some recent speaking and teaching seminars have included Farm and Ranch Planning for the “Women Managing the Farm” Program held at KSU; Estate Planning Update for the KSU Foundation’s IFACE Program for financial advisors; Special Needs Trusts: Planning for the Disabled and Elderly in Kansas; What Every Attorney Should Know About Medicaid; Sophisticated Estate Planning Strategies for the Kansas Practitioner; Blended Families and Second Marriages; Advanced Estate Planning Techniques in Kansas; Understanding Qualified Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designations; Kansas Probate, From Start to Finish; and Trust Administration: “So, You Are a Successor Trustee?”.

Tim is a contributing author of three books, “LEGACY: Plan Protect and Preserve Your Estate”, “GENERATIONS: Planning Your Legacy”, and “STRICTLY BUSINESS: Planning Strategies for Privately Owned Businesses”, a guide to the use of business entities in estate planning.

Logan M. Brown
Logan fully concentrates his practice on Estate Planning and Business Planning. Logan is a graduate of Fort Hays State University and The University of Kansas School of Law. Logan has co-authored and co-presented “The Importance of Utilizing Beneficiary Designations Properly” for the Wichita Financial Planning Association. Logan’s practice focuses on Wills, Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Business Planning, Business Succession, Asset Protection Strategies, Guardian and Conservatorship matters, and other related Estate Planning matters. He is admitted to practice before all courts in the state of Kansas and is a member of the Kansas and Wichita Bar Associations.

For more information, please check out our website at www.larsonbrown.law and contact us at 316-729-0100.

Sincerely,

Tim J. Larson
Logan M. Brown