Bernard J. (B.J.) Hickert (Topeka, Kansas)
Bernard J. (B.J.) Hickert (Topeka, Kansas)

Bernard J. (B.J.) Hickert

AV Preeminent

Fixed hourly rates

Licensed for 39 years

Serving Topeka, KS (view address)

Bernard J. (B.J.) Hickert

Fixed hourly rates

Serving Topeka, KS (view address)

About Bernard J. (B.J.) Hickert

Adjunct Professor, Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers ("Estate and Gift Tax"), Washburn University School of Law, 2006—. Author, "Health Care: A Simple Prescription," Tax Notes, February 20, 1995. Presentations: New Trustee Responsibilities & Risks, Kansas Bar Association, 2006; Representing Multiple Clients for Business Transactions, Kansas Bar Association, 2005; New Kansas Trust Statutes, Washburn University School of Law, 2005; Trustee Responsibilities and Risks, Douglas County Estate Planning Council, 2005; Kansas Trust Course, Professional Education Systems Institute, LLC, 2003, 2004 & 2005; Legal Issues Involved in Structuring a Business, Lorman Education Services, 2003, 2004 & 2005; Choice of Entity:… Read more
Adjunct Professor, Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers ("Estate and Gift Tax"), Washburn University School of Law, 2006—. Author, "Health Care: A Simple Prescription," Tax Notes, February 20, 1995. Presentations: New Trustee Responsibilities & Risks, Kansas Bar Association, 2006; Representing Multiple Clients for Business Transactions, Kansas Bar Association, 2005; New Kansas Trust Statutes, Washburn University School of Law, 2005; Trustee Responsibilities and Risks, Douglas County Estate Planning Council, 2005; Kansas Trust Course, Professional Education Systems Institute, LLC, 2003, 2004 & 2005; Legal Issues Involved in Structuring a Business, Lorman Education Services, 2003, 2004 & 2005; Choice of Entity: Coming of Age, Kansas Bar Association, 2003; Business Legal and Tax Planning, Douglas County Estate Planning Council, 2002; Kansas Estate Planning Course, Professional Education Systems Institute, LLC, 2002; Family Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies, National Business Institute, 2000; Kansas Probate: Beyond the Basics, National Business Institute, 1999; Setting Up a Small Business, National Business Institute, 1999; Basic Probate Procedures and Practice in Kansas, National Business Institute, 1999 & 2000; Trust Review Checklist, Kansas Accountants Tax Conference, 2008; Non-Probate Transfer Issues, Kansas Accountants Tax Conference, 2007; New Kansas Estate Tax, Kansas Accountants Tax Conference, 2006; Kansas Estate Tax, Kansas Accountants Tax Conference, 2005; Kansas Uniform Trust Code, Kansas Bankers Association, 2004; Planning for Business, Kansas Accountants Tax Conference, 2004; Kansas Uniform Trust Code, Kansas Accountants Tax Conference, 2003; Extracting "Captured" Income from C-Corporations, Kansas Accountants Tax Conference, 2002; Choice of Entity, Kansas Accountants Tax Conference, 2001; Liability Protection Gifting Considerations, Kansas Accountants Tax Conference, 2000; Taxation of Repossessed Real Estate, Kansas Accountants Tax Conference, 1998. Professional Associations and Activities: Northeast Kansas Society of Financial Service Professionals-Director, 2003-2005; Leadership Greater Topeka-Class Member, 2004; Topeka Estate Planning Council; Douglas County Estate Planning Council; Kansas Bar Association - Legislative Committee; Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce-Legislative Committee. Civic and Charitable Activities: The Chamber Foundation-Director, 2007—; The Villages, Inc.-Director, 2006— and Treasurer, 2008—; Topeka Knife & Fork Club-Director, 2005; Recipient of Annual Martin Henry Award for Volunteerism, 2003; Religious Education Instructor, Corpus Christi Church, Lawrence, Kansas, 1999-2003; Knights of Columbus, Lawrence, Kansas-Grand Knight, 1997-1999; Columbus Homes Association, Inc.-Director, 1992-1997. Read less

Areas of Law

Other Areas of Law

  • Estate Planning
  • Wills
  • Probate
  • Corporate Law
  • Partnership Law
  • Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Federal Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Property Tax Appeals
  • Commercial Real Estate

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Credentials

Position

Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in 1997, U.S. Tax Court
1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
1980, Kansas and U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

Additional Payment Information

Fixed hourly rates

Law School Attended
University of Kansas

Class of 1980
J.D.

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Class of 1995
LL.M.
Taxation

University Attended

Benedictine College
Class of 1977
B.A.
cum laude

Birth Information

Born in 1955
Norton, Kansas, November 22, 1955

Associations & Memberships
Topeka, Kansas and American Bar Associations.
Bar Fellowship
Kansas Bar Foundation; American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Representative Cases
Young v. Graves, 04-P-51 (Douglas County District Court) Royd-Sykes v. Dicken, 95,053 (KS Court of Appeals 2006).


Attorney FAQs

Is this attorney admitted to practice in any U.S. Federal Courts?
Bernard J. (B.J.) Hickert is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and United States Tax Court.
Is this attorney Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review rated?
Yes, Bernard J. (B.J.) Hickert has a 5.0 Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
How many attorneys are in this law firm?
Newbery, Ungerer & Hickert LLP has 5 attorneys at this location.
What law school did this attorney attend?
Bernard J. (B.J.) Hickert attended University of Kansas and University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
What year was this attorney's law firm established?
Newbery, Ungerer & Hickert LLP was established in 1994.