Scuyler (Sky) Kurlbaum

Licensed to Practice in:

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • United States Tax Court

Practice Areas and Focus:

  • Banking
  • Business Formation, Exit and Succession Planning
  • Business Services
  • Business Transactions
  • Tax Planning
  • Trusts & Estates Planning and Litigation
  • Special Needs Clients

Education:

  • University of Missouri at Kansas City, J.D. (with distinction), 1984
  • Drury University, B.A. Business Administration, Economics and Accounting (cum laude), 1981
  • Certified Public Accountant (Missouri), 1981

Professional Affiliations:

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • WealthCounsel, LLC and E.planners Educational Alliance, Inc.

Personal:

Sky focuses his law practice primarily on tax, business and estate planning and protecting clients’ wealth through careful and systematic planning.  He is also a member of The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the WealthCounsel, LLC and E.planners Educational Alliance, Inc. (also admitted before U.S. Tax Court).  Sky has taught in the Masters of Taxation Program as an Adjunct Law Professor at the University of Missouri School of Law.  He is also a frequent lecturer on tax and estate planning topics, including presentations for the Missouri Bar, Kansas Bar, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Missouri Trial Lawyers Association, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Professional Educational Seminars and National Business Institute.  Mr. Kurlbaum was selected “Best of Bar” by his peers as published in the Kansas City Business Journal for 2003, 2004 and 2008.  His peers also selected him a “Superlawyer,” as published in the Kansas City Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine for 2005-2008.

Among the articles he has written for professionals:

  • Employment Taxes, Income Withholding and Unemployment Contribution, Chapter 11, Missouri Taxation Law and Practice, 1996
  • Midway into the Darkwood: An Examination of the Employment Benefits Plan Grouping Rules, Health Law Handbook, 1992
  • Various tax article reviews in Conspectus Current

Sky and his wife have five children.

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Practice Areas:

  • Business Exit & Succession Planning
  • Business Services
  • Business Transactions
  • Tax Planning
  • Trusts & Estates
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