Independence, 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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Brett T Burmeister
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Independence, 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...
Mark Aaron Reiter
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Independence, MO Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(816) 833-1000 1001 W Walnut
Independence, MO 64050
Business, Construction, IP and Real Estate
University of Missouri - Columbia
Independence, MO Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(816) 892-4041 114 S. Main Street
Suite 100
Independence, MO 64050
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Independence, MO Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(816) 833-1222 233 W Walnut St
Independence, MO 64050
Business, Criminal, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Independence, MO Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(816) 833-5800 114 S Main St
Independence, MO 64050
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Employment
Independence, MO Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(816) 795-5755 118 E Short Ave
Independence, MO 64050
Business, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Independence, MO Business Law Attorney
(816) 252-3577 222 W Maple Ave
Independence, MO 64050
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Independence, MO Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(816) 373-3003 14810 E 42nd St S
Independence, MO 64055
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Independence, MO Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(816) 347-7400 118 E Short Ave
Independence, MO 64050
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Independence, MO Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(816) 291-4614 19401 E 40 Highway
Suite 150
Independence, MO 64055
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Independence, MO Business Law Attorney
(816) 252-0577 4215 S. Hocker Drive, Suite 300
Building 5 HIdden Creek Office Park
Independence, MO 64055
Business
Stephen Kurt Lehnardt
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Liberty, MO Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(816) 974-0803 20 Westwoods Dr
Liberty, MO 64068
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law and University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Allen Jones
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Liberty, MO Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(816) 781-4788 Two South Main Street
Liberty, MO 64068
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Kansas School of Law
Mr. Jones counsels clients primarily in the areas of estate planning, and the administration of estates and trusts. He advises clients through all stages of the estate-planning process, from the initial planning and preparation of wills, revocable trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives, and other estate-planning documents, through the final settlement of post-death affairs.

Mr. Jones has extensive litigation experience encompassing all aspects of the litigation process including, case strategy, pre-trial briefing, depositions, hearings, mediations, trial preparation and trial. Mr. Jones has represented regional and national clients in a wide range of business disputes including breach of contract, fiduciary duty...
Kirby L. Minor
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Lee's Summit, 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...
Douglas Tschauder
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Liberty, MO Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(816) 792-5100 12B Westwoods Drive
Liberty, MO 64068
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
University of Kansas School of Law
Catheryn Brooks
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Blue Springs, MO Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(816) 229-3111 1200 S. Outer Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015
Business, Criminal, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
Jeremy T. Johnston
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Liberty, MO Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(816) 781-4788 Two South Main Street
Liberty, MO 64068
Free ConsultationBusiness and Entertainment & Sports
Brigham Young University
Patricia D. Reynolds
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Liberty, MO Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(816) 407-7774 17 West Kansas
Liberty, MO 64068
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
Mark J Murphy
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Liberty, MO Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(816) 781-8587 UMB Bank Building
1 Victory Drive, Suite 205
Liberty, MO 64068
Business, Consumer and Personal Injury
Saint Louis University School of Law
Mark Murphy primarily represents people and businesses that have been harmed by others. He often represents victims of personal injury, wrongful death, and individuals with claims against insurance companies. He also represents home owners against builders, realtors, and home sellers who have misrepresented the condition of their homes. In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Murphy represents families and residential care facilities that need assistance handling the affairs of the elderly and the mentally challenged. This often includes helping family members secure the authority to make decisions on behalf of loved ones who no longer can...
Kristi Burmeister
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Kansas City, 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...
Jason Michael Kueser
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Lee's Summit, 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...
Jonathan Davis
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Kansas City, MO Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(877) 637-3476 1000 Walnut St, Suite 1500
Kansas City, MO 64106
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Insurance Defense and Medical Malpractice
University of Kansas School of Law
Jon works closely with local, regional and national businesses on their comprehensive legal and risk management needs. He also represents his clients as an aggressive advocate after claims have been made. Jon has extensive experience representing both small and mid-size businesses, doctors, hospitals, dentists, oral surgeons, architects and engineers. Jon litigates a broad range of state and federal cases including medical and dental malpractice, wrongful death, design defect, fraud and misrepresentation. Prior to disputes, he works closely with his clients to manage risk. He has defended a broad spectrum of clients which includes prominent individuals, Fortune 500 companies, regional...
Brian Wallace
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(816) 249-2101 1501 Westport Road
Kansas City, MO 64111
Free ConsultationKansas City, 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....
Joseph W Vanover
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KANSAS CITY, MO Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(816) 769-1948 9800 NW POLO DR., Ste. 100
KANSAS CITY, MO 64153
Business, Appeals and Real Estate
University of Missouri - Columbia
Joe Vanover is an experienced problem solver. He has worked inside and outside of government as an attorney for almost 20 years. Mr. Vanover has tackled complex and difficult challenges and achieved positive results. For the more than a decade, Mr. Vanover worked in the Platte County, Mo. courthouse. Other than the judges, there is hardly an attorney who has been in court more often than Mr. Vanover. Mr. Vanover is thorough and professional. He treats all parties fairly and respectfully.
Mr. Remington B. Smith
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Kansas City, MO Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(816) 200-0529 1100 Main Street, Suite 2121
Kansas City, MO 64105
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Missouri - Columbia
Mr. Smith is a trial attorney and zealous civil litigator practicing primarily in the areas of employment and disability discrimination, whistleblower litigation, governmental liability, catastrophic personal injury and property damage, wrongful death, tractor-trailer crash litigation, insurance defense, and business and commercial litigation. He aggressively defends the rights of clients in high-stakes litigation and decisively leverages cutting-edge trial technology in the courtroom to maximize understanding and persuasion while minimizing complexity. Mr. Smith is equally adept as a litigator outside of the courtroom. He is a prolific writer and has had notable success with summary judgment motions, complex motion...
Jonah W. Lock
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Kansas City, MO Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(816) 561-1818 2345 Grand Blvd
Suite 2150
Kansas City, MO 64108
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Bankruptcy lawyer Jonah Lock was born in the Kansas City area and was raised in Stanley, Kansas. After graduating from Blue Valley High School in 2000, he attended the University of Kansas where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in 2004. Afterward, he attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and obtained his law degree in 2007. During law school, Jonah had the privilege of clerking for the judges of the 29th Judicial District Court of Wyandotte County, Kansas. After law school, Jonah performed pro-bono volunteer attorney work for Kansas Legal Services. He then entered the private sector working...
Emily Sullivan
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Kansas City, 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.

Chris Mattix
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Kansas City, 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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Kansas City, MO Business Law Lawyer with 17 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.
Jonathan R. Whitehead
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Lees Summit, MO Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(816) 398-8305 229 SE Douglas
Suite 210
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Business
Harvard Law School
Brandon Kane
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Kansas City, MO Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(816) 229-2708 111 W. 10th St.
Suite 16
Kansas City, MO 64105
Business, Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
University of Kansas School of Law
Brandon Kane is the principal member of the Kane Law Office, LLC, located in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Kane is an award-winning lawyer with nearly 15 years of legal experience, including significant experience with all types of criminal law and corporate law.

Brandon obtained his Juris Doctorate at the University of Kansas School of Law, where he was an Editor on the Kansas Law Review, a top 10% graduate, a Graduate Teaching Assistant for several Business Law classes, and a National Moot Court winner. He also participated in various volunteer legal assistance and tax programs, and received numerous CALI...
Robert F. Flynn
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Kansas City, MO Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(816) 283-3400 1150 Grand Blvd.
Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64106-2303
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Employment and Personal Injury
University of Kansas School of Law
Leon Versfeld
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Kansas City, 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...
Peter Andreone
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Kansas City, 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...
A. Alexander DeMasi
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Kansas City, MO Business Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(816) 678-0293 524 Walnut Street
Suite 220
Kansas City, MO 64106
Business, Construction, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Creighton University School of Law
Jean Maneke
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Kansas City, 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...
Christopher Bruce McKinney
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Kansas City, 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.
Garrett Mark Hodes
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Kansas City, 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
David R Lloyd
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Kansas City, MO Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(816) 588-6825 208 W. 19th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
University of Kansas School of Law
Stephen Gilbert Sanders
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Kansas City, MO Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(816) 844-6938 9800 NW Polo Drive
Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64153
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Steve Sanders is the founding partner at Sanders.Law and a skilled personal injury lawyer in Kansas City. He is committed to helping clients during one of the worst moments of their lives. He passionately advocates on behalf of injury victims, ensuring their voice is heard in court. He began his legal journey at Southwest Baptist University, where he earned a B.A. in Religious Studies. He went on to the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law for his Juris Doctor. Attorney Sanders is a member of organizations such as the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, The American Association for Justice,...
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