Kansas City Partner Shannon Barks has been named the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Missouri state chair-elect. She will become the ACTEC Missouri state chair in March, 2020.

 ACTEC is a nonprofit organization for trust and estate lawyers dedicated to providing education and career development opportunities for members.

 Barks’ practice at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner focuses on estate planning and wealth strategies including trust and estate litigation, business succession and tax planning, tax reduction strategies, charitable planning, and the administration of complex estates and trusts. She also advises tax exempt organizations and private foundations.