Stephen T. Adams: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Stephen T. Adams

Of Counsel
Kansas City,  MO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Healthcare
  • Hospitals & Health Systems
  • Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Contact InfoTelephone: 816.983.8173
Fax: 816.983.8080
University University of Kansas, B.S., 1967; Order of the Coif
Law SchoolUniversity of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1970; Kansas Law Review, 1968-1970
Admitted1970, Kansas; 1971, Missouri

Professional Associations and Memberships
•American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law sections; Health Law Forum
•American Health Lawyers Association
•Greater Kansas City Society of Health Care Attorneys, president, 1982-1983
•Kansas Bar Association, Health Law Section
•Kansas Hospital Attorneys Association
•Lawyers Association of Kansas City
•The Missouri Bar
•Missouri Society of Hospital Attorneys


Steve is a member of Husch Blackwell's Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals team. His work on behalf of healthcare clients includes structuring and negotiating a joint hospital operating company, developing co management agreements on behalf of a hospital system, assisting in the development of new hospitals and ancillary facilities, and developing a corporate compliance plan for a major hospital system.

In addition, Steve has been named as a Best Lawyer in Health Care Law for the past 10 years. He is also involved in several regional and national health law associations.

Awards and Recognitions
The Best Lawyers In America, Health Care Law, Real Estate Law, 1993-2015; Kansas City Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year, 2011
Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A (Missouri), 2003-2008
Ingram's, Best Lawyers in Kansas City Healthcare, 2009-2010; Real Estate, 2009-2010
Kansas City Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2004
Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Health Care, 2005-2013; Top 100, 2005, 2008; Top 50 Kansas City, 2005

Civic Involvement
•Blue Valley Recreation Commission
•Mill Creek Park Association, Board of Directors, 1990-present, president, 2005-present
•Saint Luke's Health System
•Swope Health Foundation, Board of Directors, 1993-2008, president, 2000-2002

•Worked on the extensive development and restructuring of a hospital's medical staff bylaws and policies.
•Represented several hospitals in disciplinary proceedings.
•Represented hospitals in multiple physician/hospital joint ventures and joint ventures among hospitals.
•Negotiated the acquisition and affiliation of non profit hospitals.
•Assisted in the development of medical office buildings, including condominium medical office buildings.

Business Insights

Business Insights
12.07.12 Can a Physician File a Whistleblower Claim Before Exhausting Administrative Remedies?
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Blog
5.29.12 HHS Cuts Regulations for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Alert

In The News
8.19.14 Husch Blackwell Boasts 106 Best Lawyers on 2015 List, Seven “Lawyers of the Year”
Energy & Natural Resources Financial Services Food & Agribusiness Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation News Release
10.16.13 In Missouri, 76 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
News Release
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
10.15.12 A Combined 84 Husch Blackwell Attorneys are Named 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Missouri and Nebraska
News Release
8.23.12 2013 Best Lawyers Includes 106 Husch Blackwell Attorneys in 56 Practice Areas and 7 States
News Release
10.19.11 Super Lawyers 2011 Names 71 Husch Blackwell Attorneys from Missouri and Nebraska; an Additional 15 Listed as Rising Stars
News Release
9.06.11 More Than 100 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2012
News Release
10.28.10 Six Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named Best Lawyers 2011 Lawyers of the Year
News Release
10.13.10 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2010 Names 64 Husch Blackwell Attorneys; An Additional 20 Listed as Rising Stars
News Release
10.22.09 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2009 Names 73 Husch Blackwell Sanders Attorneys
News Release


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Office Information

Stephen T. Adams

4801 Main Street, Suite 1000
Kansas CityMO 64112


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