Missouri Tax Sale Seminar, LLC

Est. 2021

A one-day seminar on Missouri real property tax sale law & process.
CLE credit approved for MTSS 2, Course ID 709805.
7.0 hours including 1.0 for Eimination of Bias (counts as an ethics hour).

Open to all collectors, collector staff, code enforcers, homeowners, lien holders, investors, title insurers, attorneys, bankruptcy practitioners, judges, legislators, elected officials & other stakeholders. Learn about Missouri tax sales including Chapter 140, Chapter 141, Chapter 92, recent case law developments, applications for collector's deeds, collector review & analysis, title insurance, quiet title litigation, & more.

MTSS 2 speaker lineup tentatively includes:

Dale Sweet, Tax Sale Attorney
James Manning, Attorney & Tax Sale Investor
Joshua Jones, US Attorney EDMO
Ken Goins, Attorney with extensive sewer district experience
John Duckworth, True Title Insurance
Laura Mize, Code Inspector Excelsior Springs MO
Gary Johnson, City of Jennings Councilman
Lydia McEvoy, JurisDeed & former county collector

Details forthcoming.

Gather. Network. Share ideas. Improve the process.

Registration form below [temporarily disabled].

Questions? Email scott@mtss.llc or call [816] 601-1100 & ask for Felicia. Thanks!

Special Thanks

With gratitude, life transcends mere existence.

I am eternally grateful for my beautiful wife Katie & our 4 kids (picture below). Without their love & support, what I have been able to accomplish thus far would not have been possible. You teach me, you love me, & you give me hope. Family first. I love you guys!

Special thanks to my law partner Matt Bessine. His support & guidance are invaluable both in this endeavor & in our practice generally.

And to Felicia & the rest of the BW staff that props me up daily - you are the engine. You are what makes this thing go. Without you, my life looks much different & not for the better. All of you have been a huge blessing in my life. Thank you for showing up, day after day, to put in the work & do the right thing. You are seen, admired & cherished. Thank you.

Thank you to our speakers! They volunteered their time, talent, expertise & immense experience in the name of education & collaboration. Without your selfless contributions, MTSS doesn't exist. Thank you for doing great work & sharing with us. And of course, thank you to our attendees for taking a bit of a leap of faith on this first attempt. I think it provided all attendees with something of real value in an area of the law starved for education & collaboration.

To Billy Richards, the tax sale attorney in Indiana that I met last fall, big thanks to you for taking the time to talk to me about my vision, for sharing openly about your challenges & successes, & for giving me advice along the way. As you've extended these courtesies to me, I hope to pay it forward likewise.

And last but not least, thanks to my artistically gifted & hard-working cousin Dan O'Donoghue for developing MTSS' branding artwork. If you need a logo or other artwork, I know the very best talent in the business!

In memoriam: Phillip K. Gebhardt, 5/22/57 - 9/30/22.

Phil was an excellent attorney, a tax sale guru & a distinguished speaker at MTSS 1. He will be missed. In recognition of his contributions to the development of the law on Missouri tax sales, MTSS LLC will honor Phil by naming its speaker awards after him. Rest in peace Phil, & thanks for all the fine work you did in this field.

Scott Walterbach


Missouri Tax Sale Seminar, LLC

I'm an attorney in Kansas City & I've been helping tax sale investors since before I passed the Missouri Bar in 2007. Back then there was a short (& helpful) chapter in the MO Bar Deskbook Series on tax sale law, but not much else. I recognized this area was developing right alongside my own development as a young attorney. I was right in the thick of it. It was fun & exciting; I'd found a niche.

I've handled hundreds of tax sale cases, including arguing such cases in the Western District Court of Appeals, Eastern District Court of Appeals, and in the Missouri Supreme Court. In Fall 2019 I wrote a 75-page industry whitepaper about Missouri tax sales, culling almost all of my tax sale research into one document. (That paper is now 88 pages; if you have trouble sleeping, I may have the solution.) So what next?

I attended the National Tax Lien Association Conference in Nashville, Fall 2021. Having served as president of numerous trade associations, my first inclination was to start a trade group on Missouri tax sales. Colleagues from Missouri & across the country, namely Arizona, Maryland, Mississippi & Tennessee, discussed the idea with me. And then they pointed me in the direction of Billy Richards from Indiana, who's been hosting a top-notch annual seminar in Indiana for many years. What Billy has developed in Indiana is truly impressive (search "Indiana Tax Sale Seminar" & you can see the robust type of seminar he puts on). I quickly shifted gears & decided it was time to bring this concept to our state. Billy has been a willing consultant & supporter of my efforts in Missouri.

For MTSS 1 (2022), I was hoping to get ten people in a room & talk about tax sales. We had about SIX TIMES that number register & attend. Onward we go. Save the date for MTSS 2: Friday 6/2/23 at Glen Echo Country Club in St. Louis. Free to collectors, lunch for in-person attendees possibly covered by a vendor sponsor. All other details are developing & will be posted on this site as they solidify.

Family photo

My family:
Scott, Hannah (4), Katie, Nash (9), Bo (7) & Judd (6)

Scott Walterbach

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