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Laura A. Hederstedt
Laura A. Hederstedt, Attorney at Law in Kansas and Missouri
(816) 581-4394

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts
  • Related Tax Planning
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Trust Administration & Probate Estates
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Exit Planning for Closely-Owned Business

  • The Counts Law Firm, LLC
    Of Counsel, 2014 – Present
  • Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP, Kansas City
    Of Counsel, 2001 – 2014
  • Gilliland & Hayes PC, Hutchinson, KS
    Associate, 1993 – 2000

  • University of Michigan Law School, Juris Doctor
  • University of Kansas, Bachelor of Arts with Honors

Bar Admissions
  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • New York

Professional Associations
  • Missouri Bar Association – Member
  • Kansas Bar Association – Member
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association – Member
  • Estate Planning Society of Kansas City – Member

Community Involvement
  • Member of the Honorary Board of Children's TLC (Therapeutic Learning Center) having served on the managing board for six years.
  • Endowment Committee Member – St. John's United Methodist Church
  • Past Board Member of Mid-America Planned Giving Council and Leave A Legacy Campaign Co-Chair
  • Past President of the Board of the Children's Emergency Shelter Home of Reno County, Kansas
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1993


Laura grew up in Hutchinson, Kansas. She has lived in the Kansas City area since 1999. Laura has a daughter, Rachel, and son, Charlie, and lives in Johnson County with her partner, Lance.

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