Brian T. Howes brings 35 years of experience in real estate and personal property tax assessment law, including extensive ad valorem tax experience and all aspects of the appeal process. His principal focus has been property tax negotiations and litigation for complex commercial and industrial properties. Brian received his bachelor's degree in accounting and political science from Kansas State University and his law degree from the University of Kansas.
Before establishing his own practice in 2015, focusing exclusively on property tax appeals, he was Counsel with the Kansas City-based AmJur 100 law firm, Polsinelli PC (previously, Shughart Thomson & Kilroy), for 15 years. Prior to that, Brian was a partner and national director of property tax services in Ernst & Young's Kansas City office. He has also served as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Tenenbaum & Associates, Inc., a national property tax consulting firm.
Brian is the author of the property tax chapter in the Missouri Bar Taxation Law and Practice Deskbook and the Missouri and Kansas chapters in the Property Tax Deskbook published by the American Bar Association. He has published numerous articles on ad valorem tax issues and is a frequent speaker for many professional associations. Brian is admitted to the United States Supreme Court and is a member of the Missouri Bar, the American Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (CMI), the International Association of Assessing Officers, and is a charter member of the National Association of Property Tax Attorneys (NAPTA) serving on the board of directors.
Brian T. Howes
Law Offices of Brian T. Howes
11B Street Lake
Lotawana, MO 64086
(P) (913) 515-2022