Stewart T. Weaver

Stewart T. Weaver

Partner

Wichita

1551 N Waterfront Pkwy #100
Wichita, KS 67206

T: 316.291.9736
F: 866.347.3141

sweaver@foulston.com

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Mr. Weaver represents clients in connection with estate and tax planning and the administration of trusts and estates. He has a broad range of experience in developing and implementing both simple and complex estate planning techniques. As part of his practice, Mr. Weaver crafts wills, testamentary trusts, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, powers of attorney, stock purchase or buy-sell agreements, advance directives, strategic gifting programs, family business succession plans, prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements, IRA, 401k or other beneficiary designations and deferral strategies, life insurance structures, family limited partnerships (FLPs), limited liability companies (LLCs), and other wealth transfer and tax planning techniques. Clients include corporate executives, entrepreneurs, professionals of all disciplines, and owners of a variety of businesses including family farm and ranch operations, manufacturing, retail, and construction. Mr. Weaver also represents both individual and institutional executors, administrators and other personal representatives or fiduciaries before the probate and civil court and guides them through the process of administering decedents’ probate and trust estates. This includes preparation of estate, inheritance, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax returns for filing with the federal and state governments. Mr. Weaver’s practice also involves the appointment and representation of guardians and conservators of children who have not attained legal age and disabled persons, and he regularly advises clients on a variety of other issues, including elder law, family harmony issues, asset protection, and title issues. Mr. Weaver is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), enjoys Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest “AV” rating for lawyers, and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© and the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® list. His peer memberships include the Wichita Estate Planning Council.

Education

  • Washburn University (J.D., 1990)
    magna cum laude
  • St. Mary of the Plains College (B.A., 1987)
    summa cum laude
  • Dodge City Community College (A.A., 1985)
    Great Honors

Admissions

  • Kansas (1990)
Community Involvement
  • Butler Community College Foundation – Board (2008-2014); President (2012-2013)
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita, Inc.– Board (2000-2005); President (2005)
Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Fellow
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2017 Wichita Trusts and Estates \
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Trusts & Estates, 2003-2018
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® List , 2012 - 2016 (a Thomson Reuters business)
  • Kansas Bar Association Member, Executive Committee, Section of Probate, Real Property and Trust Law, President, 2012-2013
  • Wichita Bar Association Chair, Probate Committee (July 1, 2002-June 30, 2004)
  • Wichita Estate Planning Council
Presentations

2014

  • The Winds(or) of Change (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Winter Estate Planning Forum)
  • Estate Planning for Oil, Gas and Other Mineral Interests (Foulston Siefkin LLP, Summer Estate Planning Forum)

2013

  • Frequent Estate Planning Mistakes (Foulston Siefkin, Summer Estate Planning Forum)

2012

  • Recent Developments in Estate Planning (Foulston Siefkin, Winter Estate Planning Forum)
  • Governmental Resource Benefits Planning, "Boot Camp" (Foulston Siefkin Winter Estate Planning Forum)
  • It's Not Magic, It's OCD: A 40-ish Estate Planner's Pactice Secrets Revealed (Wichita Bar Association)

2011

  • Legal Issues Involved with Naming Guardians for Minors (Foulston Siefkin Winter Estate Planning Forum)
  • Legal Issues Involved with E-Assets (Foulston Siefkin Winter Estate Planning Forum)

2010

  • Estate Planning Strategies for the "Non-Traditional" Couples and Families (Foulston Siefkin Summer Estate Planning Forum)

2009

  • Recent Developments in Estate Planning (Foulston Siefkin Winter Estate Planning Forum)
  • Planning for IRAs, 401Ks, and Other Tax Deferred Assets (Foulston Siefkin Winter Estate Planning Forum)
  • Big Mistakes in Estate Planning: Not Properly Addressing Income Tax Issues (Foulston Siefkin Winter Estate Planning Forum)
  • “Sticky Points” in Estate Planning (Foulston Siefkin Summer Estate Planning Forum)

2008

  • Ethics in Preparing Engagement Letters for Fiduciaries and their Responsibilities to Beneficiaries (Southwest Kansas Bar Association)
  • Recent Developments in Estate Planning (Foulston Siefkin Summer Estate Planning Forum)
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (ILIT): Care and Feeding of an Old Workhorse (Foulston Siefkin Summer Estate Planning Forum)
  • Biggest Mistakes in Estate Planning (Foulston Siefkin Summer Estate Planning Forum)
Publications

2008

  • Part Four, Chapter 4, Trust Procedures
    -Kansas Probate & Trust Administration After Death, Kansas Bar Association, Seventh Edition

2003

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2001