Lyle D. Pishny

Mr. Pishny has been in practice for over 25 years and was the co-managing partner of the Bennett Lytle law firm which joined Lathrop Gage’s Johnson County office in 1998. Mr. Pishny has a master of laws in taxation and has a client-focused approach to assisting clients on a range of business, tax, and wealth planning strategies.  Many clients rely on him to address complex legal and tax challenges and opportunities.

Mr. Pishny represents clients in structuring their business and real estate transactions, their business organizations, their succession planning, their estate planning, and counsels tax exempt organizations in their legal and tax matters.

Court Memberships

  • Kansas
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Selected as 2010 Tax Lawyer of the Year for Kansas City, Kansas by The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Selected as Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, 2008-2012
  • Chambers USA, Kansas Corporate, 2006-2019
  • Selected among The Best Lawyers in America®, 2003-2020
  • Martindale-Hubbell® “AV” Rating
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Blue Key

Professional Affiliations

  • Kansas Bar Association, Past President, Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section
  • Children's Mercy Planned Gift Council
  • Shawnee Mission Medical Center Foundation, Board of Directors
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees Kansas State University Foundation
  • Johnson County Probate Bench, Bar Committee
  • Johnson County Community Foundation, Past Chair
  • Johnson County Community College Foundation, Member
  • Kansas State University Foundation Executive Committee, Past Chairman
  • Current Member of Board of Trustees of Kansas State University Foundation, and Past Chairman
  • Kansas State University President’s Club, Past Chairman
  • Johnson County Republican Party, Past Chairman
  • Kansas Republican Party, Past Vice Chairman
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee of Johnson County Bar, Past Chair
  • Blue Valley Educational Foundation, Past Member Board of Directors
  • Johnson County Chapter, American Cancer Society, Past Member Board of Directors
  • Shawnee Mission Chapter of the American Red Cross, Past Chairman
  • Friends of the Johnson County Library, Past Treasurer
  • Inaugural Wabash CannonBall Event, Co Honorary Chair Couple
  • Paul Harris Fellow


Editor, “Journal of Air Law & Commerce”

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    10851 Mastin Boulevard
    Building 82, Suite 1000
    Overland Park, KS 66210-1669
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University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, LL.M. Taxation, 1979

Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 1976

Kansas State University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1973