Meet the Team
James W. Smyth, Esq.
MBA/JD, University of Notre Dame
Jim Smyth has advised many high net worth business owners and individuals from all industries and worked closely with a nationwide list of legal and financial experts on tax minimization strategies. He is a member of both the Indiana Bar and Michigan Bar.
Executive Director of Custom Structured Settlements, LLC
James W. Smyth, Attorney at Law; d.b.a.:
Family Trust Institute
In the practice of law since the mid-1990's, Jim's focus has been on income and estate tax coordination. Jim has been a highly sought after speaker on complex tax topics such as charitable partnerships, void strategy planning, and multi-generational planning. Jim and Art began collaborating in 2014.
CPA, Executive Leader, Strategic Advisor
Kent McKown specializes in advanced tax, financial and estate planning. He advises on business reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, and technical advice rulings, guiding them with creative tax and financial planning and tax minimization strategies.
Executive Director of Legendary Partners, LLC
McKown Company; CEO/Founder, executive leadership and strategic advisory; growth leadership, strategic advisory & execution, mergers/acquisitions & exits, developing leaders
Kent Evan Group, PC; CEO/Founder, professional services firm to closely-held businesses. Value growth advisory; mergers, acquisitions and exits; tax & accounting, registered investment advisory
Johnstone, Epton, McKown & Curry, CPAs; Partner, corporate/individual tax, valuation, mergers/acquisitions and management consulting
Edwards & Hedrick, CPAs; Staff Accountant, corporate/individual taxation
Multimedia, Inc; Internal Auditor, internal audit and due diligence, assist external auditors (KPMG)
United States Marine Corp; Captain, 5th Marine Infantry Regiment
The Citadel; BA