Attorneys

Merrill R. Talpers

Attorney at Law

Areas of Practice:
  • Tax Law and Planning
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Section 1031 Property Exchanges
  • Estate Planning/Trusts/Wills
  • Probate and Estate Administration
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Law Degree: University of Colorado-School of Law
New York University-Master of Laws in Taxation
 
Undergraduate Degree: University of Colorado (BSBAEconomics)  
States Licenses: Missouri and Colorado  
Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Estate Planning Society in Kansas City
 

Served as a member of the Judge Advocate Corps of the United States Air Force and as a Trial Attorney for the Internal Revenue Service, Merrill R. Talpers is a long-time sponsor of the Habitat for Humanity and has served as Chairman of the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Kansas City.

 

Dale Norris

Attorney at Law

Areas of Practice:
  • Business, Finance and Tax Law/Planning
  • Tax and Business Workouts
  • Estate Planning/Trusts/Wills
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Real Estate and Real Estate Development
  • Environmental Law
  • Corporate and Entity Mergers and Reorginizations
  • Business Litigation
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Law Degree: University of Nebraska-School of Law  
Undergraduate Degree: University of Nebraska (BSBAFinance)  
States Licenses: Missouri and Nebraska  
Memberships
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
 

 

Stephen W. Nichols

Attorney at Law, Of Counsel to the Firm

Areas of Practice:
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Workers’ Compensation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Consumer Protection
  • Traffic tickets and misdemeanor criminal matters
  • Insurance law
  • Employment law
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Law Degree: University of Missouri at Kansas City, 1980  
Undergraduate Degree: University of Kansas (B.A. History and Political Science)  
States Licenses: Missouri, and Kansas Federal Courts  
Memberships
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Clay County Bar Association
  • Platte County Bar Association
 

 

Milton C. Clarke

Attorney at Law, Of Counsel to the Firm

Areas of Practice:
  • Probate, Trusts and Estate Planning
  • Corporate and Business Law
Law Degree: University of Missouri at Kansas City
Undergraduate Degree:  
States Licenses: Missouri
Memberships
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

 

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