Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Register
KBA Search
32nd Annual Plaza Lights Institute
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend

32nd Annual Plaza Lights Institute


When: Friday, December 12, 2014
Registration is at 9:00 a.m. Adjourns at 2:55 p.m.
Where: *** NEW LOCATION ***
InterConental Kansas City at the Plaza
401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri  
Dawn Phoenix

Phone: 785-861-8811

Registration Information
Online registration is closed.

Approved for 5.0 hours of CLE credit in Kansas and Missouri.


Sleeping rooms are available at the InterConental Kansas City at the Plaza for $159 per night.

You must make your reservations by Tuesday, November 11, 2014 to receive this special rate.  Call (816) 756-1500 & let the attendant know you want to reserve a room with the KBA Plaza Lights room block. (CODE:  KBA)

Thank you to the Tax, Real Estate Probate & Trust and the Corporation, Banking & Business KBA Sections for sponsoring this traditional CLE!

9:00 a.m.
Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30 a.m.
Kansas Concealed Carry Overview
Max Miller, Sergeant, Lawrence Police Department, Lawrence
This discussion will include how the concealed carry training and certification process works, and speak on key issues covered in concealed carry training.  It will review legal issues pertaining to concealed carry.

10:20 a.m.
Clark v. Rameker—Inherited IRA’s Are Not Exempt… Or Are They?
David P. Eron, Eron Law P.A., Wichita
The Supreme Court recently resolved a split of authority concerning the exempt status of inherited IRA’s.  This presentation will analyze the extent and limits of  the Court’s ruling, and its potential impact on other forms of transferred retirement accounts, such as those transferred via QDRO.  

11:10 a.m.

11:25 a.m.
2014 Updates to the Kansas Revised Limited Liability Company Act
William P. Matthews, Foulston Siefkin LLP, Wichita
HB 2398, which was passed by the Kansas Legislature and signed by the Governor this past session, implemented comprehensive updates to the Kansas Revised Limited Liability Company Act. Mr. Matthews will outline certain changes in HB 2398 and provide an overview of how several significant provisions will impact the practice of business law in Kansas.

12:15 p.m.
Lunch (provided)

1:15 p.m.
Estate Issues and Personal Income Tax Issues for Same Sex Relationships
David J. Brown, Law Offices of David J. Brown L.C., Lawrence
The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Windsor decision (570 U.S. ____) created a conflict between federal and state law that has resulted in a dynamic landscape for any tax and estate planning professional. Recent decisions by various U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal striking down state constitutional bans on same-sex marriage, and the Supreme Court’s decision to deny cert for those cases, have made things more complicated, not less, for those working in these areas. 
The conflict created by recognition of same-sex marriages on the federal level, and unresolved questions on the state levels create challenges of their own. But, there are also conflicts between the laws of various states. For planning purposes, are same-sex couples married or not? How will marriage affect Social Security and pension benefits? What effect does the Windsor decision have on ERISA rights? When setting up family trusts, what is a family? How do you plan for the future in an era of uncertainty? These questions and more will be addressed in this session.

2:55 p.m.


David J. Brown, Law Offices of David J. Brown L.C., Lawrence
David J. Brown began his professional career as a journalist. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a journalism degree in 1976. Then, he had a ten-year career as an award-winning reporter and editor before going to law school. His last post was as a copy editor at the Albany Times Union working for Harry Rosenfeld, the former Washington Post editor famous for his role in coverage of the Watergate scandal.  After graduating in 1989 from Albany Law School in New York, David moved to Lawrence. He taught for one semester at the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas. Then he went to work for the Kansas Court of Appeals as a research attorney. He worked on that appellate court’s central research staff for about 18 months and then was hired as the research attorney for then Chief Judge Mary Beck Briscoe. (Judge Briscoe is now Chief Judge of the 10th Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals.) He held that post until August 1992.  The Law Office of David J. Brown opened in August 1992.  David has primarily limited his practice to family and non-traditional family law, trusts, wills and estate planning. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Kansas School of Law where he teaches an LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) legal seminar. He has lectured and written extensively on issues related to family law, estate planning for the LGBTQ community, privacy and legal ethics. He is author of the Premarital Agreements chapter of the current Kansas Bar Association’s Practitioner’s Guide to Kansas Family Law and was legal editor for the two-volume Encyclopedia of Privacy. He has served as president of the Douglas County Bar Association, the Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court, and was president and founder of the Douglas County Criminal Defense Bar Association. He is licensed to practice in Kansas and New York.

David P. Eron, Eron Law P.A., Wichita
Eron has been the owner of Eron Law, P.A. in Wichita since 2009. He represents businesses and consumers in bankruptcy, litigation, and commercial transactions. Eron is a past contributing editor of the American Bankruptcy Journal and regularly presents seminars and writes articles on bankruptcy related topics. He presently serves as the president of the KBA Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section and is a past member of the Kansas Bankruptcy Bench Bar Committee. Eron received the KBA's Pro Bono Certificate in 2013. Prior to forming Eron Law, he worked as a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Trustee in Kansas. He also spent four years in Bakersfield, California representing debtors, trustees, and creditors in all chapters of bankruptcy. Eron is a graduate of Iowa State University and the University of Iowa College of Law.

William P. Matthews, Foulston Siefkin LLP, Wichita
Matthews, a partner in the firm's Wichita office, practices in the areas of general business, intellectual property, and health care, including technology licensing, e-commerce contracting, mergers and acquisition, prosecuting federal trademark applications, and HIPAA and other privacy law compliance. Matthews served as president of the KBA’s section of Corporation, Banking, and Business Law for 2009-2010.

Max Miller, Sergeant, Lawrence Police Department, Lawrence
Miller earned the Eagle Scout award in 1981.  He served 3 years in the Army and 3 years in the KS National Guard as an MP (Military Police).  He has a BA from KU in Russian and Crime and Delinquency Studies.  He has an MA from KU in Public Administration (MPA).  He has been a police officer for 24 years, currently a Sergeant.  He has been a police firearms instructor for 22 years.  He is a Douglas County Hunter Education Area Coordinator  He is also a Rifle and Pistol Coach for Douglas County 4-H.  He is an Assistant Crew Advisor for all-girl Venture Crew 2052 (Boy Scouts of America), and is a Kansas Concealed Carry Instructor




Event Photos


« Go to Upcoming Event List
more Calendar

8/5/15 (Topeka) Legislative & Case Law Institute

8/12/15 (Topeka AM) Brown Bag Ethics

8/12/15 (Topeka PM) Brown Bag Ethics

Law Related Education Committee Meeting

Featured Members

Online Surveys
Membership Software Powered by®  ::  Legal