Rebecca D. Martin

(816) 753-5400
(816) 753-9996

Rebecca D. Martin is a Kansas City attorney experienced for over 30 years in tax law, taxpayer representation and business transactions.  She represents individual taxpayers and businesses in income and employment tax matters before the IRS, and the Kansas and Missouri Departments of Revenue. Rebecca handles matters involving civil tax controversies, audits, appeals, and civil tax litigation including in the U.S. Tax Court.  She also handles tax collection matters, including installment agreements, offers in compromise, levy releases, penalty abatements, collection due process hearing requests, innocent spouse relief, applications for tax lien discharges, withdrawals and subordinations and negotiations to avoid seizures. She also provides representation for business transactions, business entity formations and acquisitions including restaurants with liquor licenses and nonprofits, estate planning, premarital agreements and probate proceedings.

Real estate professionals refer to her sales of real property encumbered by federal and state tax liens, and she represents either the buyer or seller in these transactions on all levels of the transaction to enable the transaction to be closed regardless of whether proceeds are available to fully pay the liens. Ms. Martin further assists business owners on the sales of business assets encumbered by tax liens.   

Ms. Martin advises individuals in divorce proceedings or immediately after the divorce decree is entered with respect to interpretation of financial statements and entity returns, effectively resolving joint income tax liabilities and defending against potential personal penalties for the nonpayment of business trust fund taxes, and, in general, advises on tax planning associated with property settlements and alimony or maintenance payments associated with divorces.   

She also assists personal representatives and probate counsel on estates involving unpaid taxes, tax liens and unfiled returns.

Practice Areas:
Tax Law and Tax Representation
Business Transactions and Disputes
Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning
Family Law   

Distinction selection information

Preeminent AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and included in the
Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers


Awarded Client Distinction Award by Martindell Hubbell

Ms. Martin is a qualified Civil Mediator under Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17, and has completed advanced Domestic Relations Mediation training.  She is also a qualified Guardian ad Litem under Missouri Juvenile Court Standards.


Member, American Bar Association (Tax and Business Sections)
Member, Kansas Bar Association
Member, Missouri Bar Association
Member, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
        President of the Business Law Section and Director
Member, Association of Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
Member, Johnson County, Kansas Bar Association
Member, Association of Missouri Mediators
Member, Impact Investing Legal Working Group – Midwest Region

Rebecca D. Martin is currently a volunteer meditation facilitator at Unity Temple on the Plaza, and presents mindfulness and wellness seminars to Kansas and Missouri bar associations.  She obtained her Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship in 2014.  Rebecca is a former board member of Community Linc and Unity Church of Overland Park, and is an active supporter of The Lawrence Humane Society and Wayside Waifs.  She and her husband rescue Australian Shepherds at their home in the country.