John M. Carnahan III is a shareholder in the Transactional and Estate Planning Practice Groups of Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C. He concentrates his practice in the areas of tax planning, corporate transactions, estate planning, and business succession planning for family-owned businesses. Mr. Carnahan has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Carnahan’s practice has included advice and assistance in real estate acquisitions and development, financial institution organization and compliance, business and estate planning, and acquisition and sale of businesses.
Mr. Carnahan has served as author and editor for the Missouri Law Review, the Current Case Development ABA Section of S Corporations, and The Tax Lawyer.
Mr. Carnahan received his bachelor’s degree from Southwest Missouri State University in 1971 and his law degree, cum laude, in 1974 from the University of Missouri where he was a Law Review Editor, member of the National Moot Court Team and Order of Coif. In 1975, Mr. Carnahan received his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Miami.
Mr. Carnahan is a member of the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC) and serves as Regent for the 8th Circuit. The ACTC is a nonprofit professional association of tax lawyers in private practice, in law school teaching positions and in government, who are recognized for their excellence in tax practice and for their substantial contributions and commitment to the profession. The College is composed of Fellows (approximately 700 current members) chosen by their peers in recognition of their outstanding reputations and contributions in the field of tax law and is governed by a Board of Regents consisting of one Regent from each federal judicial circuit and two Regents at large. Regents are primarily responsible for assisting in the nomination process for new ACTC Fellows.
In 2005, the Missouri Senate confirmed Mr. Carnahan’s appointment by Governor Matt Blunt to serve on the University of Missouri Board of Curators, representing the Seventh Congressional District. The Board of Curators is a nine-person governing body of a four-campus system including the University of Missouri-Columbia, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the University of Missouri-Rolla, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Mr. Carnahan is also a member of the Springfield Metropolitan and American (Member, Sections on: Taxation, Business Law, and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law) Bar Associations, as well as The Missouri Bar (Chairman, Taxation Committee, 1984-1985). He is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, the American Bar Foundation, the Missouri Bar Foundation, and has been active in Bar Association activities involving continuing legal education. Mr. Carnahan has been included on the Missouri Kansas “Super Lawyers” list published by Law and Politics magazine since 2006.
University of Miami, LL.M. Taxation, 1975
University of Missouri, J.D., cum laude, 1974
Southwest Missouri State University, B.S., 1971
Tax and Estate Planning
Business Succession Planning