Cass County, Missouri Business Lawyers

Nicholas Lee DiVita
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Missouri Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience

Nick DiVita has spent the past three decades fighting for his clients in the courtroom. He is an experienced, tested trial lawyer with jury and bench trial credentials in state and federal courts across the country.... Read More »
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Chris Mattix
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(816) 502-4739 4510 Belleview Ave, Suite 300
Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64111
Business, Municipal, Securities and Tax
University of Kansas
Chris uses his unique background as a JD/CPA to assist White Goss clients leverage economic development incentives such as tax abatements, TIF, and tax credits in both Missouri and Kansas. He also has significant experience challenging property tax valuations and represents clients in zoning, permitting, and other land use matters.
Belinda L. Harrison
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(816) 759-0207 204 W. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Business, Divorce, Employment and Family
American University Washington College of Law
We will partner with you to expertly guide you through this difficult and confusing time. We carefully listen to your concerns and offer creative solutions for your business and personal legal issues. When you join forces with us, you receive the advantage of our substantial legal experience, together with personal service that is second to none. In times of success and times of crisis, our lawyers are here to help you with all your family law, traffic, employment, business law and insurance coverage legal needs in the greater Kansas City area.
Kristi Burmeister
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(816) 281-5404 4900 Main Street
Suite 160
Kansas City, MO 64112
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Defense and Products Liability
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
I helped form PEAK for the same reason I became an attorney, I like solving problems and I’m not afraid to take risks or think outside the proverbial “box.” I am very fortunate to be surrounded by other lawyers at PEAK who feel the same. If you are reading this, I hope it means we will be working together.

I graduated from UMKC law school with highest honors and was fortunate to be hired by Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP in 2007, where I was promoted to Partner seven years later. As an attorney at Shook, I spent most...
Peter Andreone
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(816) 291-4992 800 E. 101st Terrace
Suite 350
Kansas City, MO 64131
Business, Cannabis Law, Employment and Real Estate
Washburn University School of Law
Peter Andreone, Esq. is the owner and founder of Andreone Law. He has been practicing law in KC since 2008. After working for several other successful firms, Peter established Andreone Law in 2015 with a primary emphasis on business and transactional law, commercial litigation, and labor and employment law.

In 2018, Peter recognized that Missouri voters were likely to support Amendment 2 and thereby legalize medical marijuana statewide. To meet the needs of Missouri's cannabis business owners, Peter joined the Hoban Law Group in an "Of Counsel" capacity in October 2018. This move positioned...
Jason Michael Kueser
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(816) 374-5865 PO Box 612
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
University of Missouri - Kansas City
Jason M. Kueser has spent his legal career representing individuals, groups, and companies in litigation and arbitration. In addition, he has, and continues to represent clients in class action litigation. Jason possesses an excellent combination of business and legal knowledge and experience, which he utilizes for his clients’ advantage. Prior to becoming an attorney, Jason worked in the financial services industry for several years. Jason is a former Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of a local broker/dealer and Registered Investment Advisor. During his tenure in the financial services industry, he developed his own client base and...
Emily Sullivan
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(816) 281-5404 4900 Main Street
Ste. 160
Kansas City, MO 64112
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Products Liability
University of Wisconsin Law School
A former partner with a large, national law firm, Emily founded PEAK Litigation, and previously Heritage Law, to provide estate planning and litigation services to her community. She is a skilled listener, a practical problem-solver, and works hard to provide her clients with top-notch legal service in a warm, friendly environment.

Leon Versfeld
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(816) 891-8600 4740 Grand Blvd
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64112
Free ConsultationBusiness and Immigration
Mr. Leon Versfeld serves as the United States Managing Partner of the Global Immigration Law Firm of Versfeld & Hugo, LLC. He represents a variety of small and Fortune Companies both nationally and internationally on the hiring of Foreign National Workers, Executives and Specialized Workers; and advises them on Labor Certifications, and all issues relating to Immigration Employment Compliance and hiring practices including I-9. Mr. Versfeld also represents a variety of athletes, scientists and artists with extra ordinary ability in helping them get green cards to the United States. He serves as the immigration counsel to...
Brian Wallace
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(816) 249-2101 1501 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
Free ConsultationJackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Business
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
As a former shareholder at an AmLaw 100 law firm, Brian Wallace has represented corporate clients exclusively for more than a decade. He co-founded Foster Wallace to apply his Big Law experience toward helping small and mid-size clients start and grow their businesses and protect their interests in a cost-effective manner.

Brian provides a full range of transactional and other corporate legal services to help clients, from startups and emerging technology companies to mature operating businesses. He is focused on establishing personal and meaningful relationships with business owners so that he may become a trusted member of their professional teams....
Jonathan R. Whitehead
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(816) 398-8305 229 SE Douglas
Suite 210
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Business
Harvard Law School
Christopher Bruce McKinney
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(816) 416-7021 900 Westport Road, 2nd Floor
Kansas City, MO 64111
Business, Estate Planning and Immigration
University of Missouri - Columbia
My firm is located in historic Westport in Kansas City, Missouri. I enjoy representing individuals and businesses with a variety of legal matters.
Brett T Burmeister
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(816) 373-5590 14701 E 42nd Street S
Independence, MO 64055
Business, Bankruptcy, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Brett Burmeister practices in civil litigation with a focus on serious personal injury and wrongful death matters. He also represents clients in business litigation, bankruptcy, and other practice areas. He is a licensed real estate broker and handles property transactions and disputes as well. At Burmeister Gilmore LLP, the law firm’s maxim is Clients Come First. It is a fundamental principle that Mr. Burmeister follows in every case. He is honored to help personal injury victims and wrongful death surviving family members recover and enjoys problem-solving with business clients.

From 2012 to 2017, Mr. Burmeister’s peers named him to the Super...
Jean Maneke
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(816) 753-9000 4435 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64111
Business, Entertainment & Sports, Estate Planning and IP
Jean Maneke has been practicing media, publishing and entertainment law for more than 25 years. In addition to her work for individual clients, she serves as counsel to the Missouri Press Association.

Ms. Maneke has been “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a peer-review lawyer-rating organization for many years. The “AV” rating is the highest rating a lawyer can receive from this organization. She also has been recognized since 2006 as being among the Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of First Amendment Law and Litigation-First Amendment.

Formerly a journalist, she worked as a reporter for numerous newspapers and...
Joshua Joe Langlois
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(816) 753-1000 900 W. 48th Place
Kansas City, MO 64112
Business and Construction
University of Kansas School of Law
Joshua practices in the area of general litigation. As a former collegiate athlete, he offers a unique skill set that allows him to provide his clients with high-quality, cost-effective representation. First, Joshua uses the perseverance and drive he learned on the field to fight relentlessly for every inch of ground on his clients’ behalf. He is an aggressive advocate, committed to zealously protecting his clients’ rights and interests. Second, Joshua understands the value of tireless preparation and attention to detail, which are just as crucial to success in the practice of law as they are in sports. He goes the...
Garrett Mark Hodes
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(816) 931-1718 900 Westport Road
2nd Floor
Kansas City, MO 64111
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Kansas School of Law
Kirby L. Minor
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(816) 888-0632 3720 NE Troon Dr.
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and IP
Lee's Summit Divorce Attorney- Kirby graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School in 2004. Kirby is admitted in Missouri, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. Kirby has worked in the areas of family law as well as litigation involving complex insurance coverage issues, personal injury, and wrongful death cases. Kirby's practice focuses on family law, personal injury, criminal and traffic matters but he is also well versed in intellectual property law, employment law including Americans with Disabilities Act claims, business formation...
Elizabeth Souder
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(816) 983-8216 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Business
University of Kansas School of Law
Stephen Chase Higinbotham
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(816) 322-5297 200 NE Missouri Rd., Suite 200
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DWI and Divorce
University of Kansas School of Law
Mom and Pop shop. I handle Criminal and Traffic on the local, state and Federal level in Missouri and Kansas. Michelle handles Civil Litigation, Domestic matters, including Divorce, Child Custody, Modifications and Child Support. She also does some Probate and Worker's Compensation. This is my 32nd year of practicing law in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Our office is in Lee's Summit, MO.
Phillip Stephen Lupton
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(816) 607-1405 P.O. Box 7061
Kansas City, MO 64113
Business, Communications, IP and Tax
Washington University School of Law
Derek Heath Potts
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(816) 931-2230 3034 Grand Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108
Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Stanley B Gillespie
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(816) 382-1382 8330 Ward Parkway
Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64114-2045
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Practice Areas Corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships Mergers and acquisitions Trusts, estates and probate Estate planning Taxation, tax planning and tax controversies Real estate Agriculture Contracts Bar Admissions Missouri, 1984 Kansas, 1985 Tax Court U.S. District Court District of Kansas Western District of Missouri Education University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School (J.D. 1984) University of Missouri-Columbia (B.S.B.A. Accounting) Professional Affiliations The Missouri Bar Kansas Bar Association Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association American Bar Association Missouri Society...
Michael S. Dodig
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(816) 554-1599 200 NE Missouri Road, Suite 200
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Business, Construction, Education and Employment
University of Chicago
Lindsay Lloyd Wood
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(816) 600-2701 PO Box 2512
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Business, Appeals, Energy and Environmental
Zachary Robert Lund
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Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(816) 524-5926 1308 NE Windsor Dr.
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Jackson County, MO Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(816) 983-8346 4801 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64112
Business and International
Jackson County, MO Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(816) 983-8248 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Business and IP
Jackson County, MO Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(816) 983-8137 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Business and Securities
Jackson County, MO Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(816) 983-8156 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Business, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Tax
Jackson County, MO Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(816) 983-8319 4801 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64112
Business and Employment
Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(816) 983-8366 4801 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64112
Business
Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(816) 983-8122 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Business and Appeals
Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(816) 983-8371 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Business
Jackson County, MO Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(816) 983-8145 4801 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64112
Business and Energy
Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 59 years experience
(816) 983-8227 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Business
Columbia Law School
Jackson County, MO Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(816) 983-8124 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Business and Securities
Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(816) 983-8147 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Business
Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(816) 960-0090 Suite 500
Kansas City, MO 64106
Business and Environmental
Whittier Coll School of Law
Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(816) 983-8386 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(816) 983-8173 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Business, Family and Real Estate
Jackson County, MO Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(816) 983-8141 4801 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64112
Business and Securities
Jackson County, MO Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(816) 983-8235 4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Business and Securities
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