Donna Wilson Peters

Of Counsel
Kansas City,  MO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Development & Construction
  • Levee & Flood Protection
  • Senior & Student
  • Development Incentives & Tax Credits
  • Land Use
  • Housing - Multifamily
Contact InfoTelephone: 816.983.8365
Fax: 816.983.8080
University Howard University, B.S., 1983
Law SchoolHoward University School of Law, J.D., 1988 Howard Law Journal, Symposium Editor
Admitted1988, Missouri; 2006, Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

Jackson County Bar Association

•The Missouri Bar

•National Bar Association, midyear conference


Donna's focus is in real estate development and municipal matters. She represents clients in zoning, subdivision and land use; commercial and affordable-housing projects; economic development incentives; and public/private partnerships. She has served as counsel to national retailers and community development corporations in matters such as public-improvement projects and lease negotiations for free-standing and shopping center locations. Also, she has secured more than 100 zoning approvals for telecommunication sites.

Donna has served as legal counsel to nonprofit organizations, and in this capacity, she ensured compliance with state and federal laws, developed organizational policies and oversaw the administration of risk-management processes. She also served as board secretary and attorney for the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners, where she presided over disciplinary matters, provided advice on department rules/regulations, developed policies for the Office of Community Complaints and negotiated settlements of various lawsuits.

Awards and Recognitions

Ingram's magazine, 40 Under 40, 2000

•National Bar Association's Presidential Award, 2008

Civic Involvement

Blue Hills Homes Corp., Board of Directors, 1998-2003

•Business and Professional People for the Public Interest, Board of Directors, 2007-2009

•Citizens' Commission on Municipal Revenue, Kansas City, 2011-2012

•Cleaver for Congress, Treasurer

•Environmental & Waste Minimization Commission of Kansas City, 1994-1996

•The First Step Fund, Board of Directors, 2000-2002

•Freedom Inc., Board of Directors, 2000-2003

•Kansas City 353 Program Review Committee, 2001-2003

•Kansas City Downtown Minority Development Corporation, Board of Directors, 2009-present; Chair, 2012-present

•Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, Jamison Partners, 1999-2001

•KCI Terminal Advisory Group

•Landmarks Commission of Kansas City, 1996-2005

•The Links Inc., Jackson County Missouri Chapter

•Muriel I. Kauffman Women's Heart Center Advisory Council

•Niles Home for Children, Board of Directors, 2000-2004

•St. James United Methodist Church, Board of Trustees, Vice Chair, 2002-2004; Church Council, Vice Chair, 1997-2001

•The Urban League of Greater Kansas City, Board of Directors,1999-2005

Business Insights

Business Insights

5.08.13 Multifamily Housing Seminar: Trends & Topics for Developers and Owners
Real Estate, Development & Construction Seminar Kansas City, MO

In The News

2.13.12 Former Kauffman Scholars General Counsel Joins Husch Blackwell
Real Estate, Development & Construction News Release


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Office Information

Donna Wilson Peters

4801 Main Street, Suite 1000
Kansas CityMO 64112


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