Areas of Practice:

  • Business
  • Corporate Formation
  • Estate Planning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Trust Administration
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates

Licensed In:

  • Kansas
  • Missouri

Mark W. McKinzie


Mark W. McKinzie is a partner at Wallace Saunders. He was the managing partner of the firm for 16 years. For 10-plus years, he has earned the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory‘s highest “AV” rating and continues to be honored by KC Business Magazine as a Five Star Professional in estate planning.

Mark’s areas of practice include business and commercial law with emphasis on real estate, probate, estate planning, trusts and estates, business organizations, debtor/creditor law and business representation. His professional memberships include the Kansas, Missouri, Johnson County and Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Associations.


Creighton University School of Law, J.D.

Creighton University, B.S., Accounting and Finance

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Professional Practice

Wallace Saunders, 1981 – Present

  • Member, Wallace Saunders, Management Committee, 1998 – 2018
  • Managing Partner, Wallace Saunders, 1998 – 2010, 2014 – 2018
  • Partner, Wallace Saunders, 1986 – Present
  • Chairman, Wallace Saunders, Corporate Practice Group
  • Chairman, Wallace Saunders, Wills, Trusts and Estates Practice Group


Professional Licensure

  • Trial and appellate courts of Kansas and Missouri
  • U.S. District Court of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Accomplishments

  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell®, 10-plus years
  • Five Star professional in estate planning, KC Business Magazine
  • Recognized by US News, “Best Lawyers in America” for Real Estate Law, 2019 – 2021

Civic Activities

  • President, Overland Park Chamber Foundation, 2007 – 2019
  • Board of Directors, Overland Park Chamber Foundation, 1998 – 2019
  • Board of Directors, Catholic Foundation of Northeast Kansas, 2000 – 2008
  • President, Catholic Foundation of Northeast Kansas, 2005 – 2006
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, 1997
  • Board of Directors, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, 1994 – 1998
  • Board of Directors, Villa St. Francis, 2019 – Present
  • Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, Planned Giving Advisory Council, 2019 – Present
  • Leadership Overland Park, Graduate, 1993
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Contact Mark

To connect with Mark, reach out via the below email address.