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Gary A. Powell


Spencer Fane attorney Gary Powell

T 417.888.1012
F 417.881.8035

Gary Powell is a member of the Tax, Trusts, & Estates Group and has more than 42 years of experience in estate planning, trust and estate administration and tax and business transactions. His leadership abilities and expertise with sophisticated estate planning, business succession planning, business formation and acquisitions, and shareholder and buy-sell agreements offer immediate value to our clients.

Gary is a published author and a frequent speaker on estate planning and tax topics.

Civic Involvement

  • Rotary Club of Springfield Sunrise (President 2022-2023)
  • Springfield Business Development Corporation (former Board Member and President)
  • Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Board of Directors (former Board Member)
  • Boys and Girls Club of Springfield, Board of Directors (former President)
  • Salvation Army, Springfield, Missouri (former Board Member and President)


  • The Missouri Bar, Taxation Law Committee, former Chair
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, former President (2011)


  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
  • Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 2012-2023
  • Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, Trusts and Estates, 2014, 2018, and 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, Tax, 2010-2022

Contact Gary Powell at 417.888.1012 or gpowell@spencerfane.com.