Thomas K. Jones


Payne & Jones
11000 King
Overland Park, KS 66210
United States

Tel: 913-469-4100


Thomas K. Jones is a principal in the firm, having practiced with the firm since 1975 in our business, corporate, tax and estate planning groups.

Tom has provided legal service to clients in a variety of sophisticated tax and corporate legal matters in a number of different industries. Tom has provided services in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, corporate reorganizations, corporate financing matters and related transactions. He also has assisted in the design of employee benefit plans and has ongoing representation of over 150 closely-held corporations.

His representation of his ongoing client base includes advice applicable to legal aspects of day-to-day business operations, employment issues, contract transactions, shareholder issues, tax planning and document preparation. His areas of specialty include corporate and general business law, tax law, partnership and similar entity representation, real estate, probate matters and all aspects of estate planning. He has also provided representation for a number of banks and bank holding companies, in particular with respect to acquisitions and dispositions.

Tom received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Kansas where he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and was selected as the outstanding accounting graduate in his class. He passed the CPA exam while a senior at the University of Kansas and then attended the University of Kansas School of Law. He graduated first in his class in 1974 and was admitted to the Order of the Coif.

Upon graduation from law school, Tom worked for one year at a major accounting firm in its tax department. He joined Payne & Jones in 1975 and has practiced continuously with the firm since then. Tom is one of several principals of Payne & Jones, Chartered who have received the prestigious “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Tom has served as an adjunct legal instructor at the University of Kansas in legal accounting. He is admitted to practice in both Missouri and Kansas, as well as before the United States Tax Court. He is a member of the Johnson County, Kansas and American Bar Associations, and he is a member of the Taxation Section of the ABA. He frequently instructs other lawyers and accountants at Continuing Legal Education seminars on various aspects of tax, business, and corporate law, as well as estate planning.

Payne & Jones approaches the practice of business law in a unique and dynamic way. Unlike many other law firms, which often compartmentalize the various legal areas impacting their clients, each of the attorneys comprising Payne & Jones’ Business Practice Group have an extensive background in tax law and business transactions and are able to respond to virtually all of our clients’ business questions, concerns, and needs. This entrepreneurial approach results in the establishment of a one-to-one rapport between attorney and client which enables the firm’s attorneys to clearly understand and integrate each client’s overall business and legal objectives. Our business law attorneys also provide personal and family legal advice to the individuals who own and operate the business entities that the firm represents.

Attorneys in the firm’s Business Practice Group represent businesses in a wide-variety of industries, from accounting to agriculture, brewers to builders, medical to manufacturing, retail to restaurants, technology to tiling, and nearly everything in between. From simple contract preparation and analysis to complex business transactions, Payne & Jones assists our clients in making well-informed decisions.

Payne & Jones provides a full range of business and legal services to its clients. We are committed to providing value to our clients by delivering the highest quality legal services. Our firm emphasizes prompt, efficient, and effective response to our client’s changing day-to-day needs. We are confident this more practical approach is unique in the legal field and is a primary reason we look forward to celebrating the firm’s 100th year serving individuals and businesses across the region.

The guiding principle of Payne & Jones’ approach is flexibility. This enables us to quickly marshal the legal talent and resources necessary to confront any situation in the interest of our clients. This proven approach allows our law firm to allocate those resources, and only those resources, necessary for the task. This process allows more effective client representation, personal interaction, exceptional service, and assures that the cost of legal services is minimized through individualized client representation.

Our commitment to providing quality legal services is also reflected in the demonstrated leadership and exceptional academic achievement of our attorneys.