Samantha (Whited) Fechter, Senior Associate Attorney

Samantha focuses her practice on assisting entrepreneurs with a range of changes from starting a business to selling a business.  She commonly advises entrepreneurs with choice of entity and navigates the due diligence process for business owners selling their business.  Samantha uses her tax background to advise clients on the tax implications of various changes in the business.  Samantha completed her legal studies at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (UMKC) with an emphasis in business and entrepreneurial law. While in law school, she was involved with the transactional negotiating competition team as well as numerous student organizations.

Samantha worked as a law clerk for Waldeck, Matteuzzi and Sloan and a research assistant for Professor Ed Hood. After law school, Samantha obtained her L.L.M. in Taxation at UMKC and worked as a law clerk for Gilmore and Bell and interned in the Kansas City Tax Clinic. In 2012, Samantha joined Seck & Associates where she uses her business background to assist growing and emerging companies to reach their full potential.


Education 

UMKC School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri, LLM in Taxation

UMKC School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri, Juris Doctorate

  • Dean’s List – Every semester
     
  • Urban Lawyer – Programs Editor
     
  • Rockhurst University , Kansas City, Missouri, Bachelors of Business Administration
     
  • Graduated magna cum laude
     
  • Concentration in Finance & Economics

Employment History

  • Seck & Associates LLC, Associate, Overland Park, KS, November 2012- Present
     
  • Kansas City Tax Clinic, Intern, Kansas City, MO, August 2012 – December 2012
     
  • Gilmore & Bell, Law Clerk, Kansas City, MO, May 2012 – October 2012
     
  • H&R Block, Tax Researcher, Kansas City, MO, December 2011 – April 2012
     
  • Entrepreneurial Legal Services Clinic, Kansas City, MO, August 2011- December 2011
     
  • Waldeck, Matteuzzi & Sloan, Law Clerk, Leawood, KS, November 2004 – December 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
     
  • Association of Women Lawyers
     
  • Friends of the Arch Grants Board
     
  • Rockhurst St. Louis Alumni Council
     
  • Rockhurst Young Alumni Council, Vice President 2013-2014
     
  • Venture Cafe Volunteer

Honors

  • Tierra Farrow Scholarship Recipient
     
  • Tax Executives Institute Scholarship Recipient


Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
     
  • Kansas