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Jim’s practice involves representing financial institutions in the areas of creditors’ rights and problem loan workouts, default resolution, debt restructurings, and commercial foreclosure. He represents secured creditors and other participants in all aspects of the bankruptcy process. His practice emphasizes commercial finance and asset-based lending, representing institutional lenders in structuring, negotiating, and documenting sophisticated single-lender, multiple-lender, and borrower-financing transactions. In addition, he counsels bank clients with respect to regulatory matters at both the federal and state level. Jim has acted as lead counsel in commercial financing transactions totaling over $1 billion.
Jim also spends a significant amount of time representing physicians, clinic, hospitals and other health care entities in mergers and acquisitions.
Jim represents individuals and businesses in real estate matters; oil and gas matters; farm and ranch issues; bankruptcy issues; partnership, corporate and limited liability company issues; estate planning and general business litigation.
Jim began his association with Kennedy Berkley Yarnevich & Williamson, Chartered in 1999. Jim is a member of the American Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, and Saline-Ottawa County Bar Association. Jim has been active in a number of local charitable and civic organizations.
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|MO||Good Standing, Active||2012||08/08/2016|
|KS||Authorized to practice law||2000||08/07/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|4.5 Stars Peer Review Rated||Martindale Hubbell||2014|
|4.8 Stars Client Rating||Martindale Hubbell||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Managing Partner||Kennedy Berkley Yarnevich & Williamson, Chtd.||2008 - Present|
|Attorney||Kennedy Berkley Yarnevich & Williamson, Chtd.||2000 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Salina Chamber of Commerce||Board of Directors||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Kansas Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Saline-Ottawa County Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|University of Kansas School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of Kansas||Business Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||1996|