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I received my undergraduate degree in business, with an emphasis in human resources management, from Southwest Missouri State University in 1991. After working in Springfield after graduation for six years, including in my family’s restaurant, I earned my Juris Doctorate degree from University of Tulsa in 2000. We moved back to Springfield and I began private practice first with the Courtney Law Firm and subsequently with Lisa McKay. Lisa and I formed our partnership in 2004 and our office is located in the Woodhurst Office Complex.
My practice focuses (75% or so) on finding practical solutions for estate distribution, estate administration (both probate administration and Trust administration), estate tax minimization, charitable giving, disability planning (both for children with special needs and adults), continuity of lifestyle considerations and other challenges families can face in the area of estate planning and elder law.
Additionally, I also work with small businesses (20% or so) in succession planning, buy-sell agreements, contract reviews, sales/ purchases of existing businesses and entity formation for Limited Liability Companies, Corporations and Not-for-profits.
Transactional real estate work is the remainder of my practice. Limited Liability Companies to hold rental real estate, private cash sales of real estate, contracts for the sale of property, conveyance deeds, promissory notes and beneficiary deeds.
I currently serve on the Board of Directors for Friends of the Garden.
My husband Brian and I are both Springfield natives. We both enjoy the Ozarks outdoors, traveling, gardening and continually rehabilitating our 1929 home. We are the proud parents of the best and smartest mutt in the world, Gracie.