Legal Practice Areas

 
 

Consumer and Commercial Debt Collection

 
Our consumer and commercial debt collection practice includes pre-suit collection techniques as well as filing of suit and collection of judgment for commercial claims of all types in Kansas and Missouri; forwarding of claims to qualified attorneys in all other states when needed; litigation of disputed matters; asset location; pre-judgment attachment and replevin.
 

Commercial Real Estate and Landlord Tenant

 
Our attorneys offer knowledgeable representation to both landlords and tenants in commercial leasing arrangements. Our firm has represented clients throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan Area in these matters, and we are equipped with the experience to craft innovative remedies for an efficient resolution.
Some of the most common landlord-tenant issues to arise include:
  • Lease disputes
  • Lease drafting and negotiation
  • Eviction
 

Banking

 
Our banking practice assists banks and bank owners, senior management, commercial loan officers and compliance personnel on all aspects of bank operations, including:
  • Traditional commercial loans
  • Workout and restructuring
  • Creditors' remedies
  • UCC Article 9 secured lending transactions
 
 
 

Bankruptcy

 
We represent banks, credit unions, businesses and other creditors with regard to matters occurring before, and after, the commencement of a bankruptcy case. Our clients also include lessors of commercial properties and other parties involved in bankruptcy matters.
If the debtor files for bankruptcy during a creditors' collection action, our attorneys know and understand a creditor's rights under the Bankruptcy Code and will, as appropriate:

  • Negotiate cash collateral orders
  • Seek adequate protection from the debtor to protect the creditors' collateral
  • Seek to lift the automatic stay
  • Seek the appointment of a trustee or an examiner
  • File a claim with the bankruptcy court
  • Assert creditor's reclamation rights
  • Require a debtor to reject or assume executory contracts
  • Challenge an individual's right to receive a discharge or the dischargeability of the creditor's claim
  • Request reaffirmation of the debt
  • Defend any avoidance actions brought against the creditor
 

Creditors Rights

 
We represent financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, and personal and real property lessors in all aspects of debt restructurings, liquidations, workouts, bankruptcy planning, negotiation, and litigation in federal and state proceedings throughout Kansas and Missouri.

  • Judicial and non-judicial foreclosures of real estate
  • Receiverships of businesses and real property
  • Replevin actions to collect personal property collateral
  • Attachment proceedings
  • Garnishment proceedings
  • Collection actions
  • Forcible entry and detainer actions
 

Defense of Consumer Protection Claims

 
Our attorneys have successfully defended clients facing violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), and state consumer protection statutes.

Civil and Commercial Litigation

 
The firm represents clients in state and federal courts across Kansas and Missouri in cases involving:

  • Business torts (claims of fraud, misrepresentation, nondisclosure, tortious interference)
  • Breach of contract
  • Construction litigation
  • Property litigation
  • Lender liability
  • Real estate disputes
  • Sale of goods
  • Secured transaction