An of counsel attorney of Conroy Baran LLC, Chris has extensive experience representing clients regarding estate planning, trusts, and business succession and tax needs. He is a frequent lecturer at educational events for attorneys, accountants and other professionals on estate, elder law, business and tax planning, business succession, retirement planning, planned charitable giving strategies and family wealth protection.
Chris focuses his practice on financial and healthcare powers of attorney, wills, living wills/advanced medical directives, HIPAA authorizations, deeds, revocable living trusts, life insurance trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, charitable trusts, intentional grantor irrevocable trusts, family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, corporations (S, C, and Non-profit), buy-sell agreements, estate tax planning strategies, and long-term care planning.
Chris received his bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Missouri-Columbia after completing a double major in finance and economics. Chris earned his juris doctor from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Current and Past Professional Affiliations
Missouri Southern State University – Adjunct Professor
Kansas Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
Arkansas Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association
Missouri-Kansas Forum of Estate Planning Attorneys
Southwest Missouri Estate Planning Council
Planned Giving Council of the Four States
Midwest Estate and Financial Planning Institute – Founding Member
Wealth Counsel, Elder Counsel
e.Planners Educational Alliance
US Department of Veterans Affairs – Accredited Attorney
Author, Agribusiness: Understanding Grain Marketing Alternatives, Practical Law Finance, Practical Law Company, May, 2014
Recent Business and Community Development and Board of Directors
Board of Directors, Mercy Hospital Foundation – Chair
Missouri Southern State University Lionbacker Steering Committee – President
University of Missouri – Columbia (BSBA, Finance and Economics)
Regent University School of Law (JD)