Jay N. Selanders: Lawyer with Kutak Rock LLP

Jay N. Selanders

Kansas City,  MO  U.S.A.
Phone(816) 502-4617

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Consumer Auto Finance Legal Services
  • Franchise and Distribution
  • Loan Modifications and Restructuring
  • Commercial and Asset-Based Lending
  • Equipment Finance and Leasing
  • Secured Transactions
  • Commercial Lending
  • Workouts and Distressed Assets
  • Automotive Finance Litigation
  • Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors' Rights
University Kansas State University, B.S., 1980; Keller Graduate School of Management, M.B.A., with Distinction, 1995
Law SchoolUniversity of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1987
Admitted1987, Missouri; 1988, Kansas; 1997, Michigan; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri; U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Memberships and Affiliations

American Bankruptcy Institute; Franchise Forum ABA; Business Executives for National Security

Government Service

Kansas Air National Guard, 1984-Present

MilitaryMAJ., Kansas Air National Guard
BornGarnett, Kansas, 1957

Mr. Selanders, the managing partner in Kansas City, represents corporations, financial institutions and manufacturers in a wide range of matters pertaining to commercial credit and lending, real estate loans and transactions and the representation of creditors in bankruptcy. He has particular expertise in dealing with automotive finance and franchise issues, and regularly represents lenders and franchisors in commercial transactions and bankruptcy matters across the country.

Mr. Selanders serves as national counsel to several auto finance companies, handling loan documentation, workouts, bankruptcy and other litigation, as well as nationwide litigation management. He is focused on providing prompt and efficient service to his clients, in accordance with their business goals and policies.

Mr. Selanders also is a Colonel in the Kansas Air National Guard, where he is the Vice Commander of the 190th Air Refueling Wing.


July 2, 2014Jay Selanders Named Managing Partner of the Kansas City Office

Kutak Rock named Jay Selanders as the new managing partner of the firm's Kansas City office. Selanders transitioned into the position in April 2014 and succeeds 20-year managing partner Robert Keim.

August 24, 2011An Issuer's Payments on Tradable Debt Securities May Be Protected From Avoidance in a Subsequent Bankruptcy Case of the Issuer

The Second Circuit recently held, in a case of first impression, that a pre-bankruptcy payment by an issuer of commercial paper to redeem the commercial paper can constitute a protected settlement payment under the Bankruptcy Code that is not avoidable as a preference or as a constructively fraudulent transfer in a subsequent bankruptcy case of the issuer.

March 22, 2011Super Lawyers Names Kutak Rock Midwest Attorneys

July 15, 2010Firm Elects 17 to Join Partnership in 2010


Government Service

Kansas Air National Guard, 1984-Present


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Jay N. Selanders

1010 Grand Boulevard
Kansas CityMO 64106


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