Charles Christian Kirley: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Charles Christian Kirley

Partner
Kansas City,  MO  U.S.A.
Phone816.283.4625

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

Client Rating

Featured AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer IconFeatured AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer Icon
Printer Friendly VersionEmail this PageDownload to My Outlook ContactsAdd lawyer to My FavoritesCompare this lawyer to other lawyers in your favorites

Experience & Credentials Ratings & Reviews
 

Practice Areas

  • Food & Agribusiness
  • Corporate
  • International
  • Europe & Middle East
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
  • UK
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 816.283.4625
Fax: 816.983.8080
http://www.huschblackwell.com/chris-kirley/
 
University University of Missouri - Columbia, B.S.B.A., 1973
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Missouri - Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1977 Missouri Law Review, Managing Editor
 
Admitted1977, Missouri; 1980, U.S. Tax Court
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Memberships

Food Marketing Institute

•Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

•Lawyers Association of Kansas City

•The Missouri Bar

 
Biography

A member of the firm's Food & Agribusiness team, Chris helps clients in the grocery industry with strategic planning and tactical implementation of acquisitions; corporate governance and operations; financing and other business transactions. Specifically, Chris' industry work has included:

•Representing Associated Wholesale Grocers and other retail grocers with warehouse and store purchases, sales and mergers, and all forms of lending and borrowing transactions.

Obtaining injunctive relief that alleged monopolistic intentions against a Hispanic specialty foods distribution company.

Counseling grocery clients with the creation of supply agreements, asset/stock purchase and sale agreements, equipment contracts and land-use agreements.

Chris advises developers and investors in connection with the acquisition, ownership, operation and disposition of real property on matters involving titles, surveys, environmental reports, zoning, condemnation, easements, restrictions and covenants for planned residential and commercial developments, adverse possessions, tax free exchanges, ground leases, insurance and tax incentives such as Missouri Chapter 100 Bonds and tax increment financing.

Chris also works with corporate clients in connection with choice of entity type, formation and venue issues, maintenance and compliance activities, employment and incentive documents, agreements among principals and securities offerings (private and public), employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) deals and other tax incentive issues.

In addition, Chris assists producers and investors in shallow- and deep-well oil and gas transactions operations and disputes, including leasing, exploration, primary and secondary recovery operations, regulatory compliance, unitization, operating agreements, prospect agreements, transportation agreements and joint ventures. He represents producers and investors in connection with shallow coal strip mining transactions, operations and disputes, including leasing, exploration, regulatory compliance, operating agreements, transportation agreements and joint ventures.

Awards and Recognitions

The Best Lawyers In America, Real Estate Law, 2011-2014

•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Business/Corporate, 2005-2007

Civic Involvement

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, President, 2005

Experience

Represented Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) and other retail grocers with warehouse and store purchases, sales and mergers, and all forms of lending and borrowing transactions, including property leasing, financing, letters of credit, lines of credit, bond issues, operating loans and workouts. Also advised on other varieties of acquisition and disposition of operating businesses and business assets, including due diligence and financial analysis.

•Obtained injunctive relief in federal court alleging monopolistic intentions against Hispanic specialty foods distribution company.

•Counseled grocery clients with the creation of supply agreements, asset/stock purchase and sale agreements, equipment contracts and land-use agreements.

•Represented clients in multiple billions of dollars of acquisitions of assets and operating businesses, including a number of structured acquisitions from entities involved in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

•Represented clients in the closing of more than a billion dollars of conventional and bond financing, including credit-enhanced and tax-incentivized bond issues.

Business Insights



Business Insights

4.29.09 Avoid Ambiguity and Uncertainty to Promote Deal Success, Reduce Risk and Avert Litigation
Alert

In The News

8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 Lawyers of the Year
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction Financial Services Energy & Natural Resources News Release

8.23.12 2013 Best Lawyers Includes 106 Husch Blackwell Attorneys in 56 Practice Areas and 7 States
News Release

9.06.11 More Than 100 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2012
News Release

 
ISLN905856245
 


View Ratings & Reviews
Profile Visibility
#560 in weekly profile views out of 5,925 lawyers in Kansas City, Missouri
#171,772 in weekly profile views out of 1,519,763 total lawyers Overall

Office Information

Charles Christian Kirley

4801 Main Street, Suite 1000
Kansas CityMO 64112




Loading...
 

Professional Networking for Legal Professionals Only

Quickly and easily expand your professional
network - join the premier global network for legal professionals only. It's powered by the
Martindale-Hubbell database - over 1,000,000 lawyers strong.
Join Now