Dan C. Peare

Dan C. Peare

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316.631.3131Fax: 316.630.8375

Mr. Peare chairs Hinkle Law Firm LLC’s trusts and estates practice group. Under his leadership, the trusts and estates practice has expanded to be one of the top estate planning practices in Kansas.

Dan has extensive experience in high-net-worth estate planning, asset protection planning, and planning with family businesses. Dan also assists clients with business valuations, charitable planning, and planning with life insurance. He has assisted hundreds of business owners, farmers, and ranchers in the preservation and succession of their businesses.

Dan has made numerous presentations relating to trusts, estate planning, and business succession planning on the local and regional levels. He has also had numerous articles published in support of this practice area.

Dan was named to Worth magazine’s 2008 Top 100 Attorneys in the United States, making him the first in the state of Kansas to earn the distinction. He has been recognized by “Best Lawyers in America” and “Kansas/Missouri Super Lawyers.”

He is also active in the local, state, and national bar associations. Dan serves on the board of directors of the Wichita State University Foundation and the Wichita Metropolitan YMCA.

  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1988 - Juris Procedure, Top Paper Award, Wills and Trusts
  • Wichita State University, M.B.A., Finance Emphasis, 1985
  • Wichita State University, B.B.A., Finance, cum laude, 1982
  • Kansas Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, District of Kansas
  • Asset Protection for Professionals. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Wichita, KS - January 2014
  • End-of-Life Concerns & Considerations in Estate Planning. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Seminar for  Wichita, KS - September 2012
  • Business Succession Planning. Schreck Financial Group. Wichita, KS - September 2012 Recent Developments in Estate Planning. Western Kansas Planned Giving Council at Fort Hays State University - July 2012
  • Estate Planning Considerations for Physicians. Via Christi Foundation. Wichita, KS – March 27 -29 2012
  • Succession Planning. 8th Annual Insurance & Advisors Continuing Education meeting.  KSU Foundation in Manhattan, KS. - February 2012
  • Estate Planning Update. NAIFA-Wichita Continuing Education Session. Wichita, KS – October 2011.
  • Changes in Estate Planning and Taxes. NAIFA-Wichita Continuing Education Session. Wichita, KS – March, 2011.
  • Business Succession Planning for the Family Farm. Kansas Bar Association Ag Section CLE. Manhattan, KS  – October 2010.
  • Business Succession Planning for the Family Farm. National Association of Tax Professionals 17th Annual Meeting and Seminar. Wichita, KS – October 2010.
  • This Old House: Remodeling Strategies for the QPRT. Wichita Estate Planning Forum. Wichita, KS – September 2010.
  • Business Succession Planning for the Family Farm. Ellis County Bar Association. Hays, KS – May 2010.
  • Donating Real Estate to Charity. Community Foundation of Greater Butler County. Andover, KS – April 2010.
  • Choose to Plan. Wells Fargo Advisors. Wichita, KS – February 2010.
  • Estate Planning With Art. Wichita State University, Ulrich Museum of Art. Wichita, KS – December 2009.
  • Choose to Plan. Retirement Planning Workshop – September 2009.
  • Estate Planning in the Current Recessionary Environment. Financial Planning Association – May 2009.
  • Estate Planning In The Current Recession. UBS Financial Services, Inc. Wichita, KS – March 2009.
  • Choose to Plan. Basic Investing and Financial Planning for Women. Wichita, KS – March 2009.
  • Guidance on Estate Tax Inclusion for Retained Interest Transfers. Wichita Estate Planning Forum. Wichita, KS  – November 2008.
  • Estate Planning Update. 58th Annual Kansas Tax Conference – November 2008.
  • Preserving Islamic Principles in Modern Trust Planning. Islamic Society of Wichita. Wichita, KS – December 2007.
  • Balancing the Charitable Giving Scale – Recent Developments in Planned Giving and Tax Strategies. William Newton Healthcare Foundation – November 2007.
  • Planned Giving for Donors. Wichita State University Athletic Department. Wichita, KS – October 2007.
  • Planning for Business Succession. National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) – October 2007.
  • Business Valuation: What Is It Worth and Why Is It Important? Wichita Estate Planning Council. Wichita, KS – March 2007.
  • Non-Resource Premium Financing and Life Settlement Agreements – Deal or No Deal? Wichita Estate Planning Forum. Wichita, KS – February 2007.
  • Asset Protection Planning. Edward Jones – February 2007.
  • Estate Planning and Planned Giving Contributions. Church of the Magdalen. Wichita, KS – November 2006.
  • Summary of Tax Cases and Rulings Affecting the Estate and Business Succession Planner. Kansas Bar Association Annual Meeting – June 2006.
  • Estate Planning in an Uncertain Tax Environment. Wichita Estate Planning Forum. Wichita, KS – November 2005.
  • Estate Planning Update: Tax Law Changes You Need to Know About. Kansas Bar Association Annual Meeting – June 2005.
  • Identifying Planning Pitfalls and Opportunities for the Client in a Second Marriage. Kansas Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors – May 2005.
  • The Battle Continues: Recent Cases Involving Family Limited Partnerships. Kansas Bar Association, Plaza Lights Institute. Kansas City, MO – December 2004.
  • Estate Planning for Second Marriages (or Third... or Fourth). Wichita Estate Planning Council. Wichita, KS – March 2004.
  • Estate Planning for Second Marriages (or Third... or Fourth). Kansas Bar Association Slam Dunk Seminar – January 2004.
  • Choose to Plan – Selected Topics in Estate Planning. Morgan Stanley Dean Witter – November 2003.
  • Asset Protection Planning in Estate Planning. Society of Financial Services Professionals, Via Christi Hospital. Wichita, KS – November 2003.
  • Split-Dollar Life Insurance Planning after 2002 - Proposed Regulations. Wichita Estate Planning Forum Presentation. Wichita, KS – March 2003.
  • Estate Planning Practice Update. Wichita Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Underwriters, Inc. Wichita, KS – February 2003.
  • Bear Market: Hidden Opportunity in Estate Planning. Stifel Nicolaus – December 2002.
  • Choose to Plan - Selected Topics in Estate Planning. Morgan Stanley Dean Witter – October 2002.
  • Mediation of The Kansas Uniform Trust Code and The Guardianship and Conservatorship Act. Kansas Bar Association – October 2002.
  • Choose to Plan - Selected Topics in Estate Planning, Tax Benefits of Charitable Contribution Planning. Society of Financial Service Professionals – September 2002.
  • Choose to Plan - Selected Topics in Estate Planning, Tax Benefits of Charitable Contribution Planning. Legacy Community Foundation – September 2002.
  • Uniform Trust Code (S.B. 297) Overview of the Uniform Trust Code. Kansas Bar Association Annual Meeting – June 2002.
  • Choose to Plan - Selected Topics in Estate Planning, Growth and Tax Relief Under Reconciliation Act of 2001. New England Financial Seminar – February 2002.
  • American Bar Association - Section: Real Property, Probate and Trust
  • Kansas Bar Association
    - Section: Real Property, Probate and Trust Section President (2011-2012)
    and Executive Committee (2000 -present)
    - Outstanding Service Award for 2009
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Wichita Estate Planning Forum
  • Wichita Estate Planning Council, Past Director
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2005 - 2011 (Estate Planning and Probate)
  • Best Lawyers 2008 - 2011 (Trusts and Estates)
  • University of Kansas Alumni Association
  • Wichita State University Alumni Association
  • Wichita State University Barton School of Business, Dean’s Advisory Board
  • Wichita State University Foundation Board of Directors, Secretary, National Advisory Council, and Giving Committee Chairman
  • Wichita Metropolitan YMCA Board of Directors
  • Wichita State University Foundation Planned Giving Advisory Committee, Member and Past Chairman
  • Generation Boom Magazine, Quarterly; Estate Planning Columnist (2010 – 2012).
  • The Kansas Bar Association – Practioners Guide to Kansas Family Law, Second Edition, co-author of Chapter 11, Estate Planning Considerations.
  • Choose to Plan. Health Matters Magazine (August 2010).
  • Inside the Minds. Chapter, Estate Planning Strategies (Summer 2009); Aspatore Books Trusts and Estates Legal Series (2009).
  • Estate Planning for the Second Marriage (or Third... or Fourth). Journal of Taxation of Investments (Summer 2007).
  • Kansas Bar Association Real Estate, Probate & Trust Section Newsletter (2003-present). Columnist.
  • Probate Avoidance Devices. Kansas Bar Association (April 2002).
  • Estate Planning with Highly Appreciated Stock. Wichita Business Journal (May 29, 1998). Joint two-part publication.
  • Form of Business Ownership is Critical Issue for Small Firms. Wichita Business Journal (July 28, 1995).
  • New Law Aims to Protect Surviving Spouses. Wichita Business Journal (Feb. 3, 1995).
  • Federal Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Tax. Kansas Estate Administration Handbook, Chapter 7.