David G. Watkins


AV® pre-eminent peer review rated
by Martindale Hubbell

Phone 816-410-4666

Email dwatkins@sbg-law.com

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Taxation
  • Employment
  • Trust and Estate Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Elder Law


Experience with SBG

David joined the firm in 2003.  He has experience in all phases of estate planning and administration, including litigation related to estate matters. He also has experience regarding business planning and corporate transaction matters, including the preparation of business succession agreements, employment related agreements and other employment matters, and he has extensive experience relating to real estate matters.  He also works extensively in forming nonprofit charitable organizations and obtaining tax-exempt status for those organizations.

Experience prior to SBG

David was previously a partner with Stinson Morrison Hecker, LLP, now Stinson Leonard Street, LLP.

Educational background

David  received his undergraduate degree in 1981 and his law degree in 1984 from the University of Kansas.

Special achievements, recognitions or accolades

David is a frequent speaker at continuing education programs on various estate planning and tax related topics, and has co-authored articles for the “Missouri Bar Estate Administration Desk Book” and the “Partnership and Corporate Forms Handbook”.
He is actively involved in the community, serving on the Board of Directors and as President of various civic associations and committees. He is currently serving on the Fairway City Council.


David is a member of the Missouri Bar, the American Bar Association and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association..