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Robert M. Hughes
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Biography

Robert M. Hughes, JD, LLM, an attorney and member at Bever Dye, LC, Attorneys At Law in Wichita, Kansas, practices in the areas of taxation, trusts and estates, elder law, wills, probate, asset protection, succession planning and business planning.

Extensive experience in income, estate and gift tax planning has led Bob to represent clients in estate and income tax audits before federal and state authorities. His representative clients include individuals, bank trust companies and closely-held businesses. Bob also represents individuals in the preparation of pre-marital and post-marital agreements.

Bob 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 state courts of Kansas and Texas.

Bob frequently lectures on estate planning, asset protection planning and will and trust drafting to other professionals and organizations.

  • Recognition
    • Preeminent (Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence), Martindale-Hubbell, 2021
    • Client Champion Silver, Martindale-Hubbell, 2021
    • “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Tax Law, Wichita, 2019
    • “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Elder Law, Wichita, 2018
    • “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Wichita, 2017
    • “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Elder Law, Wichita, 2012
    • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
    • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Closely-held Companies and Family Businesses Law
    • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Elder Law
    • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Tax Law
    • Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates
    • Recognized as a “Kansas Super Lawyer” for Estate Planning
    • Recognized as a “Kansas Super Lawyer” for Probate Law
  • Education
    • Master of Laws (Taxation), Southern Methodist University, 1983
    • Juris Doctor, Washburn University, 1982
    • Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration, University of Kansas, 1979
  • Bar Memberships
    • American Bar Association
      Member, Taxation Section; Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section; and Law Practice Management Section
    • Kansas Bar Association
      Member, Tax Law Section; Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, Past President; and Elder Law Section
    • Wichita Bar Association
      Member and Past Chair, Probate Committee
    • Texas Bar Association
      Member, Tax Section; Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section; and Computer and Technology Section
  • Professional Memberships
    • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
    • Wichita Estate Planning Council, Past President
    • American College of Tax Counsel, Fellow
  • Civic/Community Involvement
    • Fellow, Kansas Bar Foundation
    • Former Board Member, Senior Services of Wichita, Inc.
    • Past Trustee, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
  • Publications
    • Co-author, “Basic Will Drafting,” Kansas Bar Association
    • Chapter author, “Kansas Estate Administration Handbook”
    • Chapter author, “Taxation and Punitive Damage Awards,” South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association Bulletin

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