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Matthew T. Schippers

Matthew T. Schippers
Phone: 316-630-8100, Ext. 241

Matthew Schippers practices in areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, and transactional law. Mr. Schippers represents high net worth individuals and business owners to effectively plan for estate tax and succession planning. He drafts revocable and irrevocable trusts, last wills and testaments, powers of attorney, and living wills to implement comprehensive estate plans. Mr. Schippers has extensive experience with complex tax matters, lifetime gifting strategies, and filing estate and gift tax returns on behalf of his clients. He also has represented executors, trustees, and administrators in cases before Kansas courts.

In addition to estate planning, Mr. Schippers practices in areas of corporate and tax law. He has represented business clients to negotiate asset or stock purchase agreements, to advise during due diligence, and to prepare for closing of corporate and real estate transactions. He has assisted clients with formation, organization, and reorganization of various entity structures, including limited liability companies, corporations, and partnerships. Mr. Schippers also has advised clients regarding tax issues before the Internal Revenue Service and Kansas Department of Revenue. He has successfully guided not-for-profit clients through the process to obtain tax-exempt status with the IRS.  

Mr. Schippers is a graduate of Class II of the Heart of America Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). He has presented continuing education courses to legal and accounting professionals regarding estate, trust, and taxation topics.

Mr. Schippers was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Kansas in 2008 and his Juris Doctor, Order of the Coif, from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2016. While in law school, Mr. Schippers served as an Articles Editor for Volume 64 of Kansas Law Review and received the UMB Bank Excellence in Estate Planning Award and the Robert E. Edmunds Prize in Corporation and Securities Law. He went on to complete his Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Taxation at New York University School of Law, where he served as a Graduate Staff Editor of the Tax Law Review. Mr. Schippers also holds a Certified Public Accountant license in the State of Kansas, and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs.

  • Kansas, 2017
  • United States District Court, District of Kansas
  • United States Tax Court
  • New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 2017)
    • Tax Law Review
  • University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., Order of the Coif, 2016)
    • Kansas Law Review
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Business Planning Seminar, Contract Drafting, Estate Planning Principles, Kansas Supreme Court Research Clinic, Corporate Finance, Advanced Legal Research, Lawyering Skills II
    • Phi Alpha Delta
    • Recipient of the J.L. Weigand, Jr. Notre Dame Legal Education Trust Scholarship
  • University of Kansas (B.S., 2008)
    • Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma
    • Graduated with Highest Distinction
  • “How to Read a Trust (and Tax Implications Thereof),” Presenter, Adams Brown, Continuing Professional Education (CPE), June-July 2022
  • “Estate and Gift Tax Update,” Presenter, Wichita State University Accounting and Auditing Conference, Continuing Professional Education (CPE), May 2022
  • “2021 Estate Tax Updates,” Co-Presenter, Kansas Bar Association 2021 Plaza Lights Institute, Continuing Legal Education (CLE), December 2021
  • “Accounting and the Law,” Co-Panelist, Introduction to the Accounting Profession, KU School of Business, December 2021
  • “Minority Interest Discounts Apply to Charitable Bequests,” J. of Accountancy, June 2021
  • “Court Holds Refund Claims Were Not Duly Filed,” J. of Accountancy, May 2021
  • “The Debt versus Equity Debacle: A Proposal for Federal Tax Treatment of Corporate Cash Advances, Thin Capitalization, & the Debt-to-Equity Ratio,” 64 U. Kan. L. Rev. 527 (2015)
  • “Tax Court Determines Value of Remainder Interest of a NIMCRUT,” J. of Accountancy, Dec. 2015
  • “Goodwill Not Distributed to Sole Shareholder,” J. of Accountancy, Oct. 2014
  • American Bar Association, Tax Section, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Class II Graduate, Heart of America Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
  • KBA Annual Survey of Law Committee
  • Wichita Grand Opera, Board Member, Secretary, and Legal Counsel
  • Planned Giving Advisory Council, Catholic Diocese of Wichita
  • St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Liturgical Musician
  • J.L. Weigand, Jr. Notre Dame Legal Education Trust, Alumni and Mentor