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About Me

Jim serves as outside general counsel to several publicly and privately held businesses. He provides assistance on a range of matters such as mergers and acquisitions, securities laws compliance, corporate governance, securities offerings, commercial sales and licensing and lending transactions. His breadth of experience allows him to serve clients engaged in a diverse group of businesses, including manufacturing, energy distribution and banking.


Practice Areas


  1. Mergers & Acquisitions: 70%
  2. Securities Offerings: 20%
  3. Commercial: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • David M. Gaba

    I endorse this lawyer. We send all of our Midwest M & A work to Jim.


    David Gaba Securities & Investment Fraud Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Stinson Leonard Street LLP

1201 Walnut St.
Suite. 2900
Kansas City, MO, 64106-2150


MOGood Standing, Active198501/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Kansas City Securities-Capital Markets Lawyer of the YearWoodward-White, Inc.2013
Kansas City Securities-Capital Markets Lawyer of the YearWoodward-White, Inc.2012
Best Lawyers in America - Corporate, M&A and Securities lawWoodward-White, Inc.N/A
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers for Mergers & AcquisitionsLaw & Politics MagazineN/A
Recognized for Corporate M&AChambers USAN/A
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerStinson Leonard Street LLP1985 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Missouri BarN/A1985 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of Nebraska, LincolnHistory and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1982