Jamison K. Shipman

Mr. Shipman handles all aspects of federal income taxation, including entity formation and dissolution, corporate reorganization, S corporation issues, partnership and limited liability company issues, and tax disputes with the IRS. Mr. Shipman has significant experience in rendering tax advice with respect to structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Shipman also advises public charities, private foundations, social welfare and other tax-exempt organizations on a variety of legal issues and transactions, including qualification for exempt status, charitable contributions, intermediate sanctions, private foundation rules, unrelated business income tax, for-profit subsidiaries, lobbying and political activities, and corporate governance. 

In addition to handling federal income tax matters, Mr. Shipman has substantial experience in dealing with state and local income, sales and use, franchise and other state taxes.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Shipman worked for two years as a staff accountant for the accounting firm BKD where he performed audits of companies in various industries, including construction, banking, manufacturing, and employee benefit plans.

Mr. Shipman is currently an Assistant Professor at Rockhurst University. 

Court Memberships

  • Kansas
  • Missouri


  • Selected for Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers “Rising Stars,” 2009, 2011 and 2012 
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Order of the Coif
  • William L. Burdick Prize - Number 1 in Class after first year
  • Federal Tax Procedure Award - Top Grade in the Class

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Member, Nonprofit Connect
  • American Bar Association (Tax Section)
  • The Missouri Bar
  • The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • CPA Certification, State of Missouri, 1999
  • Missouri Society of CPA’s


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University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, LL.M., 2005

University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 2003

University of Northern Iowa, B.A., 1997