Steven W. Brown, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, is the President of Brown & Vogel, LLC. He has been practicing law for 35+ years, with a primary emphasis on estate planning and business succession planning. He loves the challenge of helping people solve complex problems.
Steve is well known amongst his clients as “a lawyer that can communicate complex legal concepts into stories that we can understand”. “My biggest gift to my clients is the ability to provide them with a peace of mind so that they can enjoy their lives without worry, knowing that their planning is complete and up to date.”
You can find Steve when he is not meeting the challenges of a very busy law practice, spending time with his wife Martha, their two dogs, three children and three grandchildren. He is an avid pheasant hunter, fisherman, and golfer. He also likes to enjoy good Kansas City barbeque.
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION
Steven W. Brown graduated from University of Kansas with a B.S. in Accounting/Business Administration with distinction in 1976. He took his law degree from University of Kansas in 1979. He is a Graduate of Master’s Program in Wealth Strategies Planning through the Esperti Peterson Institute, as accredited by the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute at Michigan State University. He is a member of the Wealth Counsel, a national organization of Attorneys, Financial Professionals, and CPA’s, who are committed to a client-centric approach to estate planning. He is also a Chartered member of LifeSpan Legal Services™, which integrates estate planning, ongoing education and a life-long commitment to the members and their families.
Presentations to the Kansas Bar Association include: Author and speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar “Living Trust Drafting” – 1991; Author and speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar “How to Draft a Revocable Living Trust” – 1988; Speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar “Protecting Assets from Creditors and Post-Death Implications” – 1989; 1992 – Speaker, Nebraska Bar Association, A Medical and Legal Perspective on the Durable Power of Attorney; 1992 – Speaker, Kansas Bar Association satellite “Elder Law Seminar” 1994 – Speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar “Estate Administration”; Speaker, Kansas Bar Association seminar on Estate Planning for Disability and Tax Issues; Speaker, The Western Kansas Council on Estate Planning & Gifting seminar “Health Care Directives” – 1995; Fellow of the Kansas Bar Foundation; Continuing Legal Education Seminar Coordinator for several programs, including Plaza Lights Institute, Best of Continuing Legal Education and other probate and trust related seminars; Speaker, National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys seminar “The Truth About Estate Planning”; Outstanding Service Award, Kansas Bar Association as chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee, – 1998; Instructor of the Estate Planning Practicum, an intensive week long training course for members of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, Incorporated; Speaker for Kansas Land Improvement Contractors Association Convention; Speaker for Kansas Accountants Tax Conference; Speaker for Kansas Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
Steven W. Brown is a contributing author to two books, Strictly Business, Planning Strategies for Privately Owned Businesses, published in 2002 by Quantum Press. Love, Money, Control: Reinventing Estate Planning, a book that provides answers to questions about transferring wisdom along with wealth, published in 2004 by Quantum Press.