Training and Speaking Engagements

Susan develops and conducts training programs for compliance matters, as well as workshops for businesses, firms and professional associations. She is available via videoconference for virtual learning, webinars and workshops or in-person for meetings. To retain Susan for conducting a training program, tabletop exercises or for tailoring a workshop to meet your organization's needs, please contact her at

An accomplished speaker and presenter at business, industry, legal and professional association conferences, Susan has received several honors and awards for her work. Examples of some of the topics on which Susan is available to present are listed below. If you are interested in obtaining copies of the presentations below, please contact

Speaker, “Townhall: How to Practice Law in a Pandemic: Tips for Compliance, Data Privacy Protections and Client Services” (KBA March 25, 2020).

Moderator, “Mediating with a Higher Power: Mediating with Government Agencies”, ABI Winter Leadership Conference, California (December 6, 2019).

Speaker, “Introduction to Blockchain Law” Kansas Women Attorneys Association July 2019.

Panelist, “Implications of Reform, ” Midwestern Regional ABI and UMKC Bankruptcy Conference, Kansas City, Missouri (October 2018).

“All About Business: New Tax Laws Impacting Businesses Including 529 Plans,” Missouri Bar Association Annual Meeting (September 27, 2018).

“New Federal Tax Laws: Key Changes for 2018,” Kansas Women Attorneys Association (July 20, 2018).

“The New Tax Act: Summary of Key Changes for 2018,” Kansas Bar Association Annual Meeting (Speaker, Overland Park, Kansas, June 15, 2018).

“The ABCs of the IRS in 2018 for Entrepreneurs, Startups and Small Business Owners,” Boulder Startup Week 2018 (Speaker, Boulder, Colorado, May 17, 2018).

“Avoiding Tax Traps In Settlements and Awards In 2018,” Kansas Bar Association’s 18th Annual Slam Dunk Conference, (Speaker, Manhattan, Kansas, January 29, 2018).

“Using Mediation in Bankruptcy and in All Things Tax,” Advanced Mediation Seminar (speaker, Kansas Bar Association Topeka, December 1, 2017).

”Avoiding Traps in Settlements & Awards,” (Speaker, Lawrence, Kansas, May 26, 2017).

"Tax Tips for Small Businesses for 2017”, Kansas Bar Association’s 17th Annual Slam Dunk Conference, (Speaker, Manhattan, Kansas, February 7, 2017).

“The Intersection of Taxes and Bankruptcy”, Debtor-Creditor Bar of Central Arkansas (Speaker, Little Rock, August 24, 2016).

“Taxes and Bankruptcy”, (Speaker, NACTT Annual Conference, Philadelphia, July 21, 2016).

“Basics of Retirement Planning”, Kansas Women Attorneys Association (Speaker, June 22, 2016).

“2016 Top Ten Things to Know for Spotting Common Tax Traps”, (Speaker, 12th Annual Insurance & Financial Advisors Continuing Education Conference, Manhattan)(April 27, 2016).

“Understanding the Intersection of Taxes and Bankruptcy” (Co-Presenter with the Honorable Judge Robert D. Berger of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas, Kansas Bar, 2015).

“Tax and Bankruptcy” (Panel, American Bankruptcy Institute Winter Leadership Conference (Palm Springs, California December, 2014)( Speaker-discharging and settling tax issues by businesses).

“Tax and Bankruptcy: Just Like Peas and Carrots” (Panel, 33rd Annual Midwestern American Bankruptcy Institute Forum (October 4, 2013).

“Exit Planning: A Guide to Protect Your Client’s Interests (and Loved Ones) from Harm After You’ve Gone”, (KWAA Annual Conference, (July 19, 2013) (how to develop contingency and exit plans to handle fiduciary, financial and personal obligations in the event of a lawyer’s incapacitation, disability, or death).

The Ethics of Practicing on the Edge: New Issues in Cross Practice Representation,” (Panel, November 2012, Kansas Bar Association) (addressing ethical and professional rules for lawyers).

“Law Practice Management in the 21st Century,” (Panel, Johnson County Bench/Bar Conference, March 7, 2012) (techniques and best practices for incorporating technological advances for the benefit of clients who seek quality and cost-effective representation).

“Missouri Bank Taxation and Tax Credits”, Missouri Bankers Association (October 2010).

“Effectively Using the Rule 30(b)(6) Deposition As A Sword and A Shield”, Kansas Bar Association Litigation All-Stars (September 2010).

“IRS Audit Considerations for Estate Tax Planners”, Douglas County Estate Planners (January 2010).

“Recession-Proofing Your Practice” and “Personal Finance Essentials”, Wyoming Annual Bar Convention (September 2009).

“ABA Thriving in A Recession” (a four week series June/July 2009).

“Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know About the IRS,” KWAA Annual Conference (July 2009).

“Overview of a Criminal Investigation Involving Corporate Employees,” Kansas Bar Association 2004).

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