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.
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 over 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.
More about Brent
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 and his family enjoy traveling to new places, water sports and activities, and spending time with family and friends. Brent and his wife, Michele have been married over 28 years and have 2 children attending college.
Legal Support Executive Specialist
Grace graduated from Saint Louis University in May of 2019 as a Vice Presidential Scholar with a Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Human Resources Management and a minor in Psychology. During her time as an undergraduate, she studied at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, where she travelled to various cities across Europe. She held a leadership position in Gamma Phi Beta – Gamma Tau Chapter, as Risk Management Chairwoman, and held an internship at Express Scripts working closely with the organization’s Human Resources Business Partners.
After receiving her undergraduate degree, she worked as a Portfolio Administration Coordinator at Cushman and Wakefield. During her time there, she abstracted and audited Lease records and other real estate documents for her clients as well as processed invoices, year-end reconciliations, and monthly client reports. In addition, she helped lead an initiative for the use of SharePoint, a web-based collaborative platform, across all client accounts.
Grace joined Stanziola Estate Law in September of 2021 as a Legal Support Executive Specialist, where she will provide administrative and legal assistance.