Lyle D. Pishny - Lathrop & Gage LLP
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Lyle D. Pishny

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 913-451-5101

Mr. Pishny has been in practice for over 25 years and was the co-managing partner of the Bennett Lytle law firm which joined Lathrop & Gage’s Johnson County office in 1998. Mr. Pishny has a master of laws in taxation and concentrates his practice on designing creative solutions to business and personal situations.

Mr. Pishny represents clients in structuring their business and real estate transactions, their business organizations, their succession planning, their estate planning, and counsels tax exempt organizations in their legal and tax matters.

Southern Methodist UniversityJ.D. Kansas State UniversityBS 1973University of Missouri–Kansas CityLL.M 1979
Kansas Bar AssociationMid America Planned Giving CouncilChildren's Mercy Planned Gift CouncilShawnee Mission Medical Center FoundationAmerican Bar Association Kansas State University FoundationJohnson County Probate BenchJohnson County Community Foundation

Client Comments

"Lyle Pishny is an experienced tax lawyer who specializes in nonprofit tax and governance issues. He is committed to keeping the board of directors of nonprofits fully apprised best practices in nonprofit governance, changes in federal/state statutes and tax code, and trends in endowment management that have the potential to impact the organization. He is conservative in his advice to boards, not recommending just the "easy fix" when the board is faced with challenging legal issues, nor pandering to particular board or staff members. Rather he conducts extensive research on an issue and ensures that the board is fully apprised of potential intended and nonintended consequences of their decision making."

-Brenda Sharpe
President & CEO
Reach Healthcare Foundation

"Lyle is a thoughtful, thoroughly professional, and extremely experienced attorney. We rely on him heavily and he provides well-researched and considered counsel on a wide variety of legal matters. In matters in which he feels his expertise is not a match with our needs, he does not hesitate to engage his colleagues to assist us. Lyle represents himself, his firm, and the Bar in the best possible way in terms of his skills, expertise, and reasonableness. He is very visibly involved in his community as well, which only adds to his credibility and the firm's visibility. "

-Brenda Sharpe
President & CEO
Reach Healthcare Foundation

Office Location

Building 82, Suite 1000
10851 Mastin Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66210-1669
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law of the Kansas City-KS Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Tax Law of the Kansas City-KS Metro Area
Lyle D. Pishny has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Lyle D. Pishny has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Tax Law
Trusts and Estates