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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.


Practice areas


  1. Banking: 40%
    16 years
  2. Business: 20%
    16 years
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    16 years
  4. Tax: 10%
    16 years
  5. Bankruptcy: 10%
    2 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Lawrence Edward Nordling

    Jim is an outstanding lawyer. He has a wealth of knowledge of Banking Law, and is always a detail-oriented representative for his clients with proven results.


    Lawrence Nordling Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Kennedy Berkley Yarnevich & Williamson

119 West Iron Avenue
7th Floor
Salina, KS, 67402


MOGood Standing, Active201201/08/2013
KSAuthorized to practice law200007/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
4.5 Stars Peer Review RatedMartindale Hubbell2014
4.8 Stars Client RatingMartindale Hubbell2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerKennedy Berkley Yarnevich & Williamson, Chtd.2008 - Present
AttorneyKennedy Berkley Yarnevich & Williamson, Chtd.2000 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Salina Chamber of CommerceBoard of Directors2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Saline-Ottawa County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of KansasBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1996