Senior Partner, Founder and Shareholder

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mike@jmlkc.com

For over 20 years, I have had the pleasure of helping our clients address a surprisingly diverse array of legal matters. Regardless of the specific legal challenge or need, establishing an honest, productive and open relationship with our clients is the critical first step to identifying a course of action.  I enjoy meeting with our clients as unique individuals and the satisfaction of helping them work through often difficult situations in a professional, yet personal, manner. I am fortunate to have prior business experience in the “real world.” I believe in practical solutions over unnecessary legal process.

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Bar Admissions

  • Missouri Bar Association, 1993
  • Federal District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1993
  • Kansas Bar Association, 1994
  • Federal District Court, District of Kansas, 1994

Professional Affiliations

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • KCMBA Board of Directors
  • KCMBA Business Law Section – President

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law and Litigation
  • Estate Planning – Wills, Trusts, Special Needs Trusts
  • Guardianship
  • General Civil Litigation

Education

  • University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • Harvard University, A.B., Government and International Relations, 1983
  • University of Missouri – School of Law – Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution Civil Mediation Training, 2012

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Kansas City Amateur Hockey League Foundation – Current President
  • Midwest Amateur Hockey Association (USA Hockey Affiliate) Discipline/Rules Committee
  • Harvard Club of Kansas City – Board of Directors and Schools and Scholarship Committee, Harvard Club of Kansas City
  •  Nottingham Forest South Homeowners Association, President
  • City of Overland Park – Steering Committee for Parks and Recreation Master Plan
  • Blue Valley School District Planning and Facilities Utilization Committee
  • Youth Ice Hockey Coach

Speaking Opportunities

2016  –  Lawyers in Business Transactions – Apex Business Advisors
–  Use of Financial Statements in Legal Proceedings – KCMBA Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference

2017  –  Buying Your First Business – Avoiding the Pitfalls – Global Entrepreneur Week – Kansas City

2018  –  Financial Statements for Dummies (and Lawyers) – JCBA 2018 Herbert W. Walton Bench/Bar Conference
–  Introduction to Basic Accounting and Business Valuation – JCBA Continuing Legal Education

Special Needs Estate Planning Presentations

Blue Valley Special Needs Resource Fair
ASpeN Awareness of Special Needs – Warrensburg, Missouri
Blue Valley SPED Mini Conference
Special Olympics – Olathe, Kansas Parks & Rec
Grace Church SOAR (Special Opportunities, Abilities & Relationships)
Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired – Kansas City
Wonderfully Made Special Needs Conference (Fall 2018)