MEET OUR TEAM
The team at Stanziola Estate Law is the perfect combination of
professional and personal.
because we have many years of legal and tax planning experience with hundreds of individual, family, and business clients. We understand what the law requires and how to preserve your wealth from unnecessary taxation so that more of what you’ve earned and saved is available for the future.
because we listen and we understand. Every case has provisions and procedures, but we focus first on our clients. Your case is the only case that matters to you - and to us - while we are working together.
Professional and personal. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
JIM STANZIOLA, JD
Jim has spent more than 25 years advising individuals and business owners in the areas of business succession and estate planning. With a strong background in legal and financial matters, he has worked with clients developing strategies to enable them to maximize and protect their wealth.
Jim brings a broad complement of financial experience and expertise to his estate law practice. He is currently a senior partner for Infinitas Coordinated Wealth Counsel, a wealth management firm based in Overland Park, Kansas. Jim also led the legal and compliance department for B.C. Christopher Securities Co. and provided estate planning and business succession advice as an advanced underwriter for Central Life Assurance Co. He started his career auditing trust departments for the Iowa Department of Banking.
Jim is a licensed attorney in Kansas and Missouri. He graduated from Drake University School of Law with a specialization in estate planning and tax, and earned his bachelor's degree in history at the University of Vermont.
More about Jim
An avid runner and swimmer, Jim completed the Boston Marathon twice and has run in more than 300 distance races. He's won his age group six times in the Mid-America region racing competition series. Jim and his wife Lori have been married more than 30 years and they have three children in their 20's.
Cheryl Anderson brings a wealth of experience in her support role on the Stanziola Estate Planning team. Her background includes marketing and communication activities and managing foundation program funds for a local hospital. She has also provided executive support for physician committees with a national medical association and managed physician relations events and activities in a hospital setting.
Cheryl has a bachelor's degree in Communication from Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri.
More about Cheryl
Cheryl enjoys traveling, watching sports, playing golf, and spending time with her two children and three grandchildren.
Case Managment Specialist
Nick Adams is a 2010 graduate of Wichita State University and a 2013 Graduate of Washburn University School of Law. During his time at Washburn, Nick’s primary goal was to develop and fine-tune his skills in legal analysis, research and writing. In addition to academics, Nick served on cabinets of various social clubs and was a member of the Pi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity.
Shortly after law school, Nick joined Empower Retirement. During his time at Empower, Nick held various positions within the company. His time in those different roles helped him to acquire a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the administration and compliance of Employer Sponsored Retirement Plans (401(k), 403(b), 457, etc.).
Prior to law school, Nick spent more than 10 years in the customer service industry. From this experience Nick learned that impeccable client service is paramount to establishing, growing and maintaining client relationships.
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Nick enjoys traveling, early morning runs and watching college basketball. Additionally, he is a big supporter of all things KC, especially the Chiefs and Royals. Nick has been married for 3 years and has one daughter whom are all active within their church and community.
Advanced Legal Support
Brent provides support to Stanziola Estate Law with document proofing and client relations. He has a strong background working with business clients in the areas of succession planning and retirement planning. Brent also works with individual clients at all life stages to design financial strategies for saving, investing, retirement and building wealth.
Brent has nearly 25 years of fiscal management, investing and estate planning expertise. He previously was an advisor for US Bank and started his financial planning career at Edward Jones. He has a bachelor's degree in psychology and communications from Missouri State University.
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Brent is an Eagle Scout and, for more than 15 years, served on the leadership teams of nonprofit organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, KC Hospice, and the American Diabetes Association. Brent's family enjoys volunteering for local nonprofits, participating together in musical and athletic activities, and traveling to new places.