Firm Name: Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch
Jurisdiction: USA - Kansas
Practice Area: Estate & Trust Law
Fax: (316) 267-1754
301 N. Main Street
Wichita, KS 67202
A lifelong Kansan, Jason Bock received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance, magna cum laude, from Fort Hays State University in 2007. Mr. Bock went on to study law at the University of Kansas School of Law, concentrating in the areas of probate, estate planning, taxation and business. His association with Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch began during law school as part of the firm’s summer associate program. In 2010, after earning his Juris Doctor with certificates in tax and business law, Mr. Bock began his practice with the firm full-time. He became a member of the firm in 2017.
A central focus of Mr. Bock’s professional practice is serving clients in the area of trusts, estates and probate law. In addition to counseling clients about their rights and responsibilities in these areas, he also represents both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in contested matters, advises individuals and families with respect to planning their estates, and guides clients through the process of establishing guardianships and conservatorships for minors or adult family members with diminished capacity. Mr. Bock has also assisted a number of non-profit organizations in obtaining tax-exempt status and navigate the rules governing charitable solicitation.
Mr. Bock’s experience in the courtroom extends beyond the area of trusts and estates, and includes successfully defending a small business owner at trial against a nearly half-million dollar breach of contract claim, obtaining a money judgment for a general contractor in a construction contract dispute, and helping to mount a successful defense to tort claims made against a municipality and its employee. Guided by the principle that litigation should often be employed as a last resort, particularly with respect to estate-related disputes among family members, Mr. Bock is committed to counseling clients to consider sensible and economical solutions outside the courtroom.
Mr. Bock is a member of the American, Kansas and Wichita Bar Associations, as well as the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel. Mr. Bock has presented to lawyers and other legal professionals on topics such as ethics, estate planning and issues in estate litigation. He has also visited with other community and professional groups about the importance and components of a proper estate plan. Mr. Bock was named an Estate Planning and Probate Rising Star in the 2015 edition of Super Lawyers for Missouri and Kansas.
Mr. Bock enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife met in high school and have been married for 14 years. They have two wonderful but sometimes ornery daughters.
The Estate & Trust Law Practice:
Our extensive practice in estate planning, fiduciary and probate law involves planning and administering estates and trusts of all sizes — providing guidance to anticipate and meet changing needs.
Our estate planning and probate attorneys are well-versed in methods available to reduce gift, estate, generation-skipping, inheritance, excise and income taxes to preserve family assets and facilitate transfers of assets, including family businesses, to succeeding generations. We also have extensive experience in retirement income taxation and the elections that can be made with respect to retirement plan distributions.
Estate planning, probate and trust administration often requires knowledge in related practice areas, such as business law and litigation. Our Wichita Kansas law office has the resources readily available to create a team of lawyers with the skills necessary to meet our clients’ needs.
Fleeson, Gooing, Coulson & Kitch:
Fleeson Gooing is a full-service law firm in Wichita, the largest city in Kansas. Our firm has received the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s “AV” rating, and is listed in Tier One in fifteen different practice areas in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of the best law firms in America. Seventeen of the firm’s members are listed in Best Lawyers® and many more are also listed in Super Lawyers and the Chambers & Partners list of the world’s leading lawyers.
The strength of the firm lies in the skill and expertise of its members, which have achieved a reputation for excellence in virtually every area of the law, including commercial and personal injury litigation, complex class action litigation, white collar civil and criminal defense, commercial and real estate transactions, corporate law and litigation, and estate and tax planning and administration.
The firm has survived and prospered for more than a century because its members share a common vision of what true professionalism requires – commitment to a cause that transcends self-interest. We are proud of the long-term relationships we have established with many of our clients, and look forward to maintaining and strengthening them by always placing our client’s interests first.