Serving as trusted counsel and go-to problem solver to business owners, families, and individuals, Craig Benson structures and implements plans to ensure wealth accumulation and protection through sophisticated tax minimization and mitigation techniques to accomplish each client’s personal, financial, and charitable objectives.
While working closely with each client and their professional advisors, Craig formulates and executes strategic tax planning initiatives for business and personal matters. His focus is not merely to lower each client’s tax bill, but to do so in such a manner as to alleviate internal family and stakeholder conflict in closely held businesses in the process.
Craig has a background in finance and a Masters of Laws (ll.m.) in taxation from the top-rated University of Florida Levin College of Law where he earned high marks. He is licensed to practice law before the United States Tax Court, as well as numerous federal district courts and state courts. Craig also has experience in tax controversies, 1031 tax deferred exchanges, real estate transactions and both qualified and non-qualified retirement plans along with in-depth knowledge and experience in federal income tax matters, specifically the taxation of pass-through entities.
News & Publications
- Section 199A: A Magic Dance Through the Labyrinth58 Washburn L.J. 187, 2019
- Basics of Estate Planning
- I’ve Got 199A Problems, But My 20% Deduction on Pass Through Income Ain’t One
- Opportunity Zones: Capital Gain Tax Incentive for Rejuvenating City Centers & Rural Communities
- March 2021
Honors & Affiliations
Community & Professional
Wichita Bar Association’s Estate Planning and Probate Committee, Co-Chair
St. Thomas Aquinas Young Adults’ Council, Co-Chair
Downtown Wichita Y’s Men Club
Wichita Bar Foundation, Board Member
LL.M. in Taxation, University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2018 (cum laude)
J.D., University of Wyoming, 2017
B.A, University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2011
- Major: Finance
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
- U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming
- State of Wyoming
- State of Kansas