Our Attorneys

Kelly J. Clark
James J. Cramer
Michael J. Fischer
Jon W. Gilchrist
Thomas L. Griswold
Mark S. Gunnison
Bryanna Hanschu
Eric L. Hansen
Jacob A. Hecker
Chris W. Henry
John H. "Topper" Johntz, Jr.
Thomas K. Jones
Laurel R. Kupka
Jodde Olsen Lanning
Michael B. Lowe
David K. Martin
Stephen D. McGiffert
Steven L. Passer
Tyler Peters
Joseph Schmisseur
Christopher J. Sherman
Roger H. Templin

Michael J. Fischer


Michael Fischer is a participant with the firm, practicing in the firm's Business Practice Group. Mike assists clients with entrepreneurial, business, tax, real estate, estate planning and related transactions, as well as advising with respect to certain business-related disputes.

Mike is proud to have worked with entrepreneurs and business owners that you know on matters in the Kansas City metropolitan area, across the states of Kansas and Missouri, throughout the United States, and on four continents. He has provided services to individuals and businesses in a variety of industries, counseling them on sophisticated tax matters, corporate reorganizations, real estate and business acquisitions and sales, as well as the development of tax-efficient business succession and estate plans. Mike is happy that many of his best clients have come from referrals from existing firm clients – thank you.

Mike received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Masters of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate Degrees from the University of Kansas, where he received an award and scholarship for being an Outstanding Undergraduate Student in the Economics Department, was recognized as Student of the Year, and was asked to give the commencement address while studying to attain his M.B.A. Additionally, Mike received a scholarship to study international business at the Consortium for International Management and Business Analysis in Asolo, Italy. While in law school, Mike received several awards for earning top honors in multiple subject areas, and lectured regarding the legal aspects of business while teaching Business Law. He has written and presented on matters relating to international business, tax-efficient estate planning, business succession planning, and commercial transactions.

Mike works with clients to assist them with tax planning, entity selection, the creation of organizational documents and agreements among owners, and other contract negotiations, real estate and related business matters. Mike serves as a Board Member for the Kansas City Chapter of the American Diabetes Association, formerly acting as the Board Chair, and is admitted to practice law in Kansas and Missouri, and is a member of the Johnson County, Kansas and American Bar Associations.

Practice Emphasis

Business Law
Business Planning
Business Organization
Corporate Law
Real Estate
Creditor Rights
Estate Planning


University of Kansas – B.A. 2003; M.B.A. 2005; J.D. 2007

Bar Admission

Kansas – 2007
Missouri - 2008

Associations / Memberships

  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

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