What the team is known for
Enjoys an outstanding reputation for its corporate expertise in the Kansas City market, and also has a noted presence in St. Louis. Well placed to advise on large and complex transactions and regularly assists private and public companies with multimillion-dollar matters. Represents major clients in the food, agriculture, manufacturing and energy industries. Offers strong experience of private equity mandates and other related financing arrangements including joint ventures, debt securities and large restructurings.
Sources describe the team as "hard-working and committed to their client’s needs."
"They have a really strong private M&A practice," comments one interviewee.
Represented Dot Family Holdings in its acquisition of Omni Cable.
Acted for Casey's General Stores on its $580 million acquisition of Buchanan Energy, owner of Bucky's Convenience Stores.
is a well-regarded practitioner with notable strength in M&A as well as private fund transactions. He frequently acts on matters in the agribusiness and food space."Ed Wilson is a great guy and wonderful attorney." "Responsive and helpful."
brings decades of experience to bear on a range of complex transactions, providing expert counsel on M&A, securities and corporate governance matters. His extensive experience also includes advising on group restructurings."Jim Ash comes to mind as an outstanding attorney I've been privileged to work with." "He's been a well-known name for several decades."
is highlighted for her transactional practice, which includes handling matters such as outsourcing agreements, joint ventures and M&A. Her broad roster of clients includes private and public companies, as well as private equity funds and nonprofits."Kirstin Salzman provides excellent general corporate and securities planning work."
Mary Anne O'Connell
attracts a range of public companies, private equity sponsors and portfolio companies with her strong transactional practice. She acts on transactions such as M&A, sales and securities offerings. "Mary Anne O'Connell is fantastic." "She's a fine lawyer."