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Tara A. Mollhagen Shepherd, JD, CPA, an associate attorney at Bever Dye, LC, Attorneys At Law in Wichita, Kansas, practices law in the areas of estate planning, taxation, trusts and estates, wills, probate, mergers and acquisitions, business entity formation and dissolutions and other business law matters.

Tara represents clients in tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Kansas Department of Revenue and in federal and state courts. She also represents clients in trust and probate administration before state district courts in Kansas. Her representative clients include individuals and closely-held businesses.

Tara is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, the U.S. Tax Court, and Kansas state courts.

  • Recognition
    • CALI Awards: Estate Planning, Contract Drafting, Federal Income Tax and Contracts
    • The Closer National Transactional Law Competition Semi-Finalist, 2020
    • Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest for the ABA Business Law Section
    • Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy Business Manager and Staff Editor
    • Emerging Leaders Program, Wichita Business Journal, 2024
  • Education
    • Juris Doctor, University of Kansas School of Law, 2020
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (magna cum laude and Emory Lindquist Honors Scholar), Emphasis in ­­­­­­­Accounting, Wichita State University, 2014
  • Bar Memberships
    • Kansas Bar Association
      Member, Young Lawyers Section
    • Wichita Bar Association
      Member, Young Lawyers Association
    • American Bar Association
  • Professional Memberships
    • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    • Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants
    • Wichita Estate Planning Council
  • Civic/Community Involvement
    • Young Lawyer’s Section of the Wichita Bar Association – Board Treasurer
  • Publications
    • Author, “Lien This Way or That: The Trouble with Categorizing a Lien as Judicial or Statutory,” Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy


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