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Gregory L. Franken
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Biography

Gregory L. Franken, JD, CPA, an attorney and member at Bever Dye, LC, Attorneys At Law in Wichita, Kansas, began his professional career with the international accounting firm of KPMG, LLP. He practices in the areas of taxation, exempt organizations, trusts and estates, wills, probate, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and business law.

Greg regularly represents clients in tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Kansas Department of Revenue and in the federal and state courts. His representative clients include individuals, charitable organizations, entrepreneurs, cooperatives and closely-held businesses. Greg also represents taxpayers in structuring tax-deferred exchanges of property.

Greg is admitted to practice in the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, the U.S. Tax Court and the Kansas state courts.

Greg lectures on tax and related issues to professional and various other organizations.

  • Recognition
    • Preeminent (Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence), Martindale-Hubbell, 2021
    • “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Litigation and Controversy (Estates), Wichita, 2021
    • “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Litigation and Controversy (Tax), Wichita, 2020
    • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates, Litigation and Controversy (Tax), Wichita, 2018
    • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Tax Law, Wichita, 2018
    • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates, Wichita, 2018
    • “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Litigation (Trust and Estates), Wichita, 2018
    • “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Tax Law, Wichita, 2016
  • Education
    • Juris Doctor, University of Kansas, 1983
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (magna cum laude), Washburn University, 1981
  • Bar Memberships
    • American Bar Association
      Member, Taxation Section; Business Law Section and Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
    • Kansas Bar Association
      Member and Past President, Tax Law Section; Member, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section; and Corporate Banking and Business Section
    • Wichita Bar Association
      Past Vice-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Professional Memberships
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
      Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Past Board Member and Past Chair of Taxation Committee
    • Wichita Chapter of the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants
    • National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives
  • Civic/Community Involvement
    • Member, Rotary Club of East Wichita
    • Fellow, Kansas Bar Foundation
    • Firm Representative, Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Publications
    • Chapter author, “Understanding Tax Shelters,” University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law

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