John C. Craft - Lathrop & Gage LLP
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John C. Craft

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 816-460-5701

Jack Craft, formerly of Craft Fridkin & Rhyne, merged his firm with Lathrop & Gage in 2004. Most recently Jack worked together with many organizations, including DST, the Internal Revenue Service and the Post Office, to negotiate the development of a new IRS Service Center in the former Main Post Office space in Kansas City, Missouri. To do that, he helped negotiate a process through which the GSA and the IRS were able to achieve Congressional authorization and approval for a long-term lease for the IRS Service Center. It allowed the Postal Service to find better use for an older facility and prompted the IRS to open a new Service Center and relocate employees of the Post Office to Union Station.

He served in the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and as a former assistant U.S. Attorney in the Western District of Missouri.

University of Nebraska–LincolnAB 1961Northwestern UniversityJ.D. 1965
Family and Community Trust (FACT)Federation of Regulatory CounselInsurance Regulatory Examiners SocietyHawthorn FoundationLocal Investment CommissionFOCUS Kansas City Governance Work TeamK.C. Chamber of CommerceFriends of the ZooResearch HospitalCitizens for Missouri's Children

Case History

Alexander Company

Represents the Alexander Company in the complex redevelopment of numerous Kansas City urban properties in connection with a $45 million redevelopment project, which includes the use of incentives through the Planned Industrial Expansion Authority, the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, state and federal historic tax credits, Brownfields Remediation Grants, and affordable housing tax credits.  

Office Location

2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 2200
Kansas City, MO 64108
United States


Practice Areas

Government Relations Practice
Real Estate Law