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Lathrop & Gage’s 320 attorneys practice in 10 offices nationwide, from Los Angeles to Boston, allowing us to respond to clients’ needs at the local, state and national levels. Lathrop & Gage was founded in 1873 on the heartland principles of honor, service, trust and value. We are committed to serving our clients in the same unwavering manner today.

Lathrop & Gage provides a full spectrum of corporate legal services: business transactions, employment and employee benefits, environmental, intellectual property and litigation. In addition, we offer a large and sophisticated wealth strategies team, which advises businesses, families and individuals.

Main Location

2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-292-2000
10 offices

Firm Attorneys

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Alson R. Martin Alson R. Martin Lathrop & Gage LLP
Practicing in: Tax Law
Practicing in: Tax Law
Harry E. Wigner, Jr. Harry E. Wigner, Jr. Lathrop & Gage LLP
Practicing in: Real Estate Law
Practicing in: Real Estate Law
Bennett S. Keller Bennett S. Keller Lathrop & Gage LLP
Practicing in: Trusts and Estates
Practicing in: Trusts and Estates
Mark A. Bluhm Mark A. Bluhm Lathrop & Gage LLP
Practicing in: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Practicing in: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Joseph W. Medved Joseph W. Medved Lathrop & Gage LLP
Practicing in: Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Practicing in: Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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    Achievements

    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Kansas in Litigation - Land Use and Zoning with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Missouri in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Missouri in Litigation - ERISA with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Overland Park, Kansas with 13 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Clayton, Missouri with 5 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Springfield, Missouri with 7 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Overland Park, Kansas in Trusts and Estates with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Overland Park, Kansas in Litigation - Land Use and Zoning with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Overland Park, Kansas in Real Estate Law with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Kansas City, Missouri in Trusts and Estates with 4 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Kansas City, Missouri in Litigation - ERISA with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Kansas City, Missouri in Litigation - First Amendment with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Clayton, Missouri in Trusts and Estates with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Kansas City, Missouri in Insurance Law with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Clayton, Missouri in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Kansas City, Missouri in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law with 4 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Jefferson City, Missouri in Environmental Law with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Springfield, Missouri in Real Estate Law with 2 lawyers.

    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Kansas in Litigation - Land Use and Zoning with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Missouri in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Missouri in Litigation - ERISA with 2 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Overland Park, Kansas with 13 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Clayton, Missouri with 5 lawyers.

    Client Comments

    "Our attorney has superior skills in providing results in court and outside. He is a trusted advisor who has helped to lay the foundations in protecting our patent portfolio."
    - Marcos Caro
    LifeSync Corporation
    "Our experience with Allan Sternstein has been exceptional client service. He has been our partner in litigation, licensing and patent portfolio rationalization. I have worked with many attorneys and Allan's ability to produce high quality, impactful, and brief documents has help our case move forward in our favor in all fronts cost effectively. I recommend Allan for anyone looking for a superior patent, licensing, and litigation attorney. He is part of our management team."
    - Marcos Caro
    LifeSync Corporation
    "I have known Allan Sternstein personally and professionally for approximately three years now, and he has proven to have a good understanding of our company and the related industry. He organized a strong legal team in each of the lawsuits Dykema handled, knowing exactly how to allocate time and resources to the tasks involved with the case (depositions, pleadings, discovery, and trial work). He has also been instrumental in assisting us with acquisitions and joint developments."
    - Austin Victor
    Knowles Electronics, LLC
    "Mr. Herring was instrumental in helping to guide us through the delicate and at times difficult negotiations with our hospital to bring Emergency Physicians of Saint Louis to life as a company. His advice was and continues to be sound in all aspects of growing and managing our business and in relating to our hospital. He is approachable, friendly, and understanding of our newness to the business world as physicians, with all the attendant rules and regulations. Donn has been not only an excellent attorney but at times an excellent mentor as well."
    - Micheal Rush
    Saint Anthony's Medical Center / Emergency Physicians of St. Louis
    "Harry Wigner is quick, creative, and bright. As a result, he engenders confidence that he wants to consummate transactions, not stifle them. "
    - Chris Wally
    Wally and Co.
    "Jerome Riffel is as reliable as a lawyer can get; I recommend him without reservation."
    "Lyle is a thoughtful, thoroughly professional, and extremely experienced attorney. We rely on him heavily and he provides well-researched and considered counsel on a wide variety of legal matters. In matters in which he feels his expertise is not a match with our needs, he does not hesitate to engage his colleagues to assist us. Lyle represents himself, his firm, and the Bar in the best possible way in terms of his skills, expertise, and reasonableness. He is very visibly involved in his community as well, which only adds to his credibility and the firm's visibility. "
    - Brenda Sharpe
    Reach Healthcare Foundation
    "Lyle Pishny is an experienced tax lawyer who specializes in nonprofit tax and governance issues. He is committed to keeping the board of directors of nonprofits fully apprised best practices in nonprofit governance, changes in federal/state statutes and tax code, and trends in endowment management that have the potential to impact the organization. He is conservative in his advice to boards, not recommending just the "easy fix" when the board is faced with challenging legal issues, nor pandering to particular board or staff members. Rather he conducts extensive research on an issue and ensures that the board is fully apprised of potential intended and nonintended consequences of their decision making."
    - Brenda Sharpe
    Reach Healthcare Foundation
    "Very Strong M&A attorney. Mr. Bluhm represented our company, which was acquired by a Fortune 500 company, with incredible professional acumen and integrity."
    "Our attorney has superior skills in providing results in court and outside. He is a trusted advisor who has helped to lay the foundations in protecting our patent portfolio."
    - Marcos Caro
    LifeSync Corporation
    "Our experience with Allan Sternstein has been exceptional client service. He has been our partner in litigation, licensing and patent portfolio rationalization. I have worked with many attorneys and Allan's ability to produce high quality, impactful, and brief documents has help our case move forward in our favor in all fronts cost effectively. I recommend Allan for anyone looking for a superior patent, licensing, and litigation attorney. He is part of our management team."
    - Marcos Caro
    LifeSync Corporation
    "I have known Allan Sternstein personally and professionally for approximately three years now, and he has proven to have a good understanding of our company and the related industry. He organized a strong legal team in each of the lawsuits Dykema handled, knowing exactly how to allocate time and resources to the tasks involved with the case (depositions, pleadings, discovery, and trial work). He has also been instrumental in assisting us with acquisitions and joint developments."
    - Austin Victor
    Knowles Electronics, LLC
    "Mr. Herring was instrumental in helping to guide us through the delicate and at times difficult negotiations with our hospital to bring Emergency Physicians of Saint Louis to life as a company. His advice was and continues to be sound in all aspects of growing and managing our business and in relating to our hospital. He is approachable, friendly, and understanding of our newness to the business world as physicians, with all the attendant rules and regulations. Donn has been not only an excellent attorney but at times an excellent mentor as well."
    - Micheal Rush
    Saint Anthony's Medical Center / Emergency Physicians of St. Louis

    Lathrop & Gage LLP

    Main Location

    2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200
    Kansas City, MO 64108
    Phone: 816-292-2000
    10 offices

    Management

    Chief Administrative Officer
    Chief Client Development Officer
    Chief Executive Officer
    Chief Financial Officer
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Chief Information Officer
    Chief Operating Officer
    Director of Knowledge Resources

    Personnel

    Partners: 170
    Of Counsel: 70
    Associates: 70
    Other Lawyers: 4
    Paralegals: 61
    Non-Legal Employees: 305

    Practice Areas

    Commercial Litigation
    Construction Law
    Corporate Law
    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    Employment Law - Individuals
    Employment Law - Management
    Energy Law
    Environmental Law
    Franchise Law
    Government Relations Practice
    Health Care Law
    Labor Law - Management
    Litigation - Banking and Finance
    Litigation - Insurance
    Litigation - Intellectual Property
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
    Real Estate Law
    Tax Law
    Trusts and Estates