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Serving Kansas and Missouri, Eidelman Law Firm focuses on comprehensive, customized estate planning and business plans tailored to each client’s needs. “Each person and family is unique. A good plan should meet to each client’s needs, goals, and circumstances,” – Gerald Eidelman
Estate Planning Attorneys
Gerald Eidelman, J.D., LLM
Nick Jenkins, J.D., CFP®️
Douglas Tschauder, J.D., MBA, CFP®️
Eidelman has practiced law since his commencement in 2004. Graduating from the University of Maryland, Magna Cum Laude, with a B.A. in political science, and from Georgetown University Law Center earning his J.D. in 2004 and an LL.M. in taxation in 2006. After relocating to Wichita, Kansas, Gerald worked as a tax attorney for Invista, Sarl. (a subsidiary of Koch Industries) and as a tax associate at Foulston Siefkin, LLP.
In 2010, Eidelman Law Firm was founded and began serving clients in the Wichita area and across the state of Kansas, with a focus on estate and business planning.
In addition to his law practice, Gerald is happily married and has two children. He is fluent in Spanish and enjoys fine coffee. He is also a published author, creating The Inheritance Trap: Common Estate Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.
Jenkins is a licensed Attorney and a Certified Financial Planner™. He has extensive experience in estate planning, tax planning, business planning, wealth management, financial planning, retirement planning, education funding, money management, social security, insurance, and annuities. He is driven by his passion to be a trusted advisor to families, individuals, and business professionals, helping them build their wealth, protect what they’ve built, enjoy what they’ve earned, and leave the legacy they choose for their heirs and community. Nick believes his clients’ strategy should be clear, concise, and easy to implement and understand.
Prior to becoming an Attorney and a Certified Financial Planner™, Nick was a U.S. Army Infantry Officer. Nick is a combat veteran of the Iraq war, where he received a Bronze Star. After continuously serving in the Army (Active Duty and National Guard) since 1999, Nick retired in 2021 with twenty-two years of honorable service. While serving in the Kansas National Guard, Nick also served as a Kansas State Trooper from 2007-2011. Nick’s integrity, attention to detail, and commitment to excellence served him well both in the Army and as a State Trooper; he now focuses those attributes on serving his clients.
Tschauder has been a licensed attorney for 20 years before joining Eidelman Law Firm, with a practice focused on comprehensive estate planning, including business and farm succession planning, and legacy creation and preservation. Doug has a JD/MBA degree from the University of Kansas and is also a Certified Financial Planner (CFP). Prior to joining Eidelman Law Firm, Doug had been in private practice with The Ritchie Law Firm and was a managing attorney at Legal Aid of Western Missouri. He taught legal and financial classes at Missouri Western State University and Benedictine College as an adjunct professor. Doug and his wife, Sarah have two sons. In his free time, he enjoys college and professional basketball and football, cooking, and judging barbeque competitions.
Qualifications & Certificates
Bar Admissions: Maryland (2004), Kansas (2008), U.S. District Court, District of Kansas (2010), Missouri (2021)
Education: University of Maryland, College Park B.A. (1999)
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (2004)
LL.M. in Taxation (2006)
Certificate in Employee Benefits (2006)
Bar Admissions: Kansas (2014), U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, Missouri (2015)
Education: Juris Doctor, University of Kansas School of Law (2014) (Received certificate in Taw Law, Business & Commercial Law, & Advocacy/Litigation; Staff Editor of Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy)
University of Central Missouri, B.S. in Criminal Justice (2004)
Wentworth Military Academy, Associate in Arts, Military Science (2002) (Received U.S. Army Officer Commission)
Bar Admissions: Missouri (2003), Kansas (2017)
Education: University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., Tax Certificate (2003)
University of Kansas School of Business, MBA, Finance Concentration (2003)
Jenah is a paralegal specializing in estate planning. Her diligence, hard work, and excellence in delivering clear, consistent communication are vital to the smooth operation of Eidelman Law Firm. While Jenah also has extensive experience in family and personal injury law, estate planning quickly became her passion. She takes great pride in creating peace of mind as she assists clients with their estate planning needs: “I enjoy knowing that the ‘what if’ questions are answered and prepared for,” she said.
In 2012, she graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She received her Certification in Paralegal Studies from Kansas State University in April 2022. Jenah is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and stays current on the constantly-changing rules of V.A. benefits. Jenah is happily married to a U.S. Navy veteran and has two children.
Meredith initiated her professional journey by serving in senior communities in Kansas and Nevada as a Director of Life Enrichment. She possesses a profound affection for elderly individuals and has acquired valuable wisdom and expertise from her interactions over the years. When she decided to start a family, she made the decision to switch career paths and became a Virtual Administrative Assistant, enabling her valuable time with her family while working. As she re-entered the workforce, she found the perfect match at Eidelman Law firm, as can apply her administrative skills and once again work with senior citizens.
During her leisure time, Meredith is an aspiring author with multiple exciting projects in the works. Her ultimate aspiration is to secure a spot on the New York Bestseller List (she would also gladly accept her local library’s pick of the week, too). Meredith is happily married and enjoys quality time with her two sons and their dog, Harley.
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