Practice Groups

Banking and Financial Services

The Banking and Financial Services group believes the simple edict that “time is money and money is time.” This concept drives our responsive, practical counsel in all matters of financing. We are dedicated to resolving our clients’ disputes in a no-nonsense manner.    

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Business Litigation

Business litigation requires a unique blend of business-specific knowledge and litigation experience. Wallace Saunders has both the knowledge and the experience to protect and move your business forward. Our Business Litigation attorneys handle litigation matters across a broad spectrum of professions and industries. 

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Construction and Design

The world of construction is comprehensive, collaborative and highly detailed. The same can be said of our approach to construction law. Legal regulations, city and state codes, federal guidelines, environmental issues – there’s a litany of laws and parameters that seems never-ending.

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Corporate

The Wallace Saunders Corporate Practice group focuses on three primary areas: entity formation, operations guidance and assisting in the sale of your business.

Accurate entity formation can have a major impact on your liability exposure as well as substantial tax consequences. It’s important to have appropriate control features in the establishing documents for your entity to ensure your ability to run your company in the manner you see fit.     

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Real Estate

Companies, municipalities, real estate developers and individuals have all called on Wallace Saunders for assistance with various types of commercial, residential, multifamily and land development projects.    

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Wills, Trusts and Estates

Preservation and protection. The premises are simple. Navigating them can be complex. At Wallace Saunders, we focus on details, turning every stone to preserve your hard-earned wealth. We protect you, your family and your business. To us, it’s more than a job – it’s a duty we take to heart.    

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Personal

Mark is a family man with a great sense of humor. When he’s not playing with his grandkids, he’s on the golf course or his family’s farm.

Thoughtful Loyal Personable

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Creighton University, B.S., Accounting and Finance

Professional Practice

  • 1981-present: Wallace Saunders
    • 1998-present: Member, Management Committee
    • 1998-2010, 2014-Present: Managing Director
    • 1986-present: Partner
    • Chairman, Corporate Practice Group
    • Chairman, 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

Civic Activities

  • Overland Park Chamber Foundation
    • 2007-2013: President
    • 1998-present: Board of Directors
  • Catholic Foundation of Northeast Kansas
    • 2000-2008: Board of Directors
    • 2005-2006: President
  • Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
    • 1997: Chairman of the Board of Directors
    • 1994-1998: Board of Directors
  • Leadership Overland Park, Graduate, 1993
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

News + Events + Alerts

Preston and Confer join Firm.

Michael Preston and Christopher Confer—lawyers with deep experience in the law of transportation and trucking—have become of Counsel to Wallace Saunders. Says managing partner, Kevin Weakley: “Mike and Chris are immensely talented lawyers, who already have a track record of success for clients and will further expand the firm’s strength across the Midwest.”

Beyond representing railroads and commercial motor carriers, Preston and Confer will also handle other hefty civil litigation, including the defense of matters involving professional liability and product liability among other things.

“When you get to know Mike and Chris like we do, you’ll be glad they are Partners with you,” added Weakley.

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Wallace Saunders Ranked for Ability, Professionalism, and Integrity.

For over fifty-five years, Wallace Saunders has provided superior legal services to its clients across the Midwest. Yet, our core philosophy —“Partners with you,” hasn’t changed. Today, Wallace Saunders is proud to say that it is regionally ranked in 6 practice areas by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms, and with this elite designation comes a renewed commitment to be the diverse and inclusive law firm that our clients can count on for years to come. We offer a no-nonsense approach to handling business transactions, civil litigation, and worker’s compensation defense to our corporate, insurance and individual clients. We build client relationships that reflect our Midwest values, and our collaborative, respectful approach attracts and retains the kind of legal talent you want to have on your side. From the boardroom to the courtroom, we leverage our deep industry knowledge and experience to help identify the issues up front, in order to secure the best possible outcome.

To talk with one of our Best Lawyers® or learn more about how we can help you, please call one of our 5 offices or visit us here:

https://bestlawfirms.usnews.com/profile/wallace-saunders-chartered/overview/6417

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Locations

Overland Park, KS

10111 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

P: 913.888.1000

F: 913.888.1065

Wichita, KS

200 West Douglas Suite 400
Wichita, KS 67202

P: 316.269.2100

F: 316.269.2479

Springfield, MO

844 E. Primrose Street
Springfield, MO 65807

P: 417.866.2300

F: 417.866.2444

Lee's Summit, MO

By Appointment Only
200 NE Missouri Road Suite 224
Lee's Summit, MO 64086

P: 816.251.4544

F: 913.888.1065

Kansas City, MO

By Appointment Only
2300 Main Street Suite 900
Kansas City, MO 64108

P: 816.448.3154

F: 913.888.1065