Kansas City Senior Counsel John Readey was honored, along with Bryan Cave, on Dec. 21, 2017, by the City Council of Kansas City, Mo. Readey was given a resolution, which was adopted on that date, for his nine years of service on the Board of the American Jazz Museum and for the firm’s pro bono assistance to the organization.
Readey is very active in the Kansas City community, serving in leadership positions with the St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation Board, the UMKC Board of Trustees, the Planned Giving Committee of the World War I National Museum and Memorial, and the Folly Theater Capital Campaign. He is a past director, Governance Committee past chair and past vice chair of the American Jazz Museum.
At Bryan Cave, Readey has participated in several significant succession planning projects involving closely held entities. He also advises tax-exempt organizations on operational issues. He has experience in techniques involving lifetime gifts, generally at a discount, recapitalizations, retention of control, and the use of charitable trusts and foundations, all in the context of achieving clients’ succession goals at minimal tax cost and maximum fulfillment of clients’ overall estate planning and charitable goals. Readey lectures frequently on estate and charitable planning topics for both legal and lay organizations.
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