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About Attorney Kristi Hartmann

Kristi Hartmann received her B.A. with Honors from the University of Kansas and her J.D. from Washburn University School of Law. She is licensed in Kansas and Missouri and maintains an active and varied business and real estate law and estate planning practice. Kristi is experienced in business entity formation, business owner and employment contracts, buy/sell agreements, business divorce, corporate governance, and covenants not to compete. She assists individuals and business owners in all aspects of estate planning and business succession planning. Her real estate practice involves sales, purchases, leasing, financing, landlord/tenant, quiet title actions and real estate litigation strategy.

Kristi was voted a top rated Kansas City estate planning & probate lawyer in Super Lawyer’s Rising Stars list for 2015-2017.  She was also selected as a 2016 “Best of the Bar” honoree by the Kansas City Business Journal.

CLE Presentations

NUTS & BOLTS: DRAFTING AND ENFORCING COVENANTS NOT TO COMPETE – June 9, 2017

STRUCTURING AND DRAFTING THE ACQUISITION AGREEMENT and ETHICS IN BUSINESS ACQUISITIONS – February 27, 2017

THE SERIES LLC: NUTS AND BOLTS – June 15, 2016

USING LLC’S IN ASSET PROTECTION AND ESTATE PLANNING – June 16, 2016

ADVANTAGEOUS USES OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES – May 18, 2016

LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES – March 29, 2016

IRREVOCABLE LIFE INSURANCE TRUSTS – November 6, 2015 – Top Estate Planning Techniques – NBI

HOW TO SERIES: WILLS – The Missouri Bar – June 17, 2015

HOW TO DRAFT A SIMPLE WILL – November 14, 2014 – Stepping Up & Stepping Out Program – The Missouri Bar Young Lawyer Society

ESTATE PLANNING UPDATES FOR THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER – Wyandotte County Bar Association – May 21, 2014

Speaking Events and Teaching Experience

SPEAKER ON ESTATE PLANNING AT NAVIGATING TO 100 CAREGIVER’S SYMPOSIUM – October 8, 2016

SPEAKER AT ANNUAL PRE-RETIREMENT ESTATE PLANNING SEMINARS FOR KANSAS NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

SPEAKER AT REAL ESTATE SEMINARS FOR KANSAS CITY FOR SALE BY OWNER KANSAS CITY, LLC

NATIONAL AMERICAN UNIVERSITY – ADJUNCT FACULTY – May 2011 – May 2017 – Department of Paralegal Studies

BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE – ADJUNCT FACULTY – September 2010- January 2012 – Department of Paralegal Studies and Criminal Justice

Professional Memberships and Leadership Activities

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association – 2016 KCMBA Board Member; 2016 President of Solo Practitioner/Small Firm Section; Business Law Committee Member; Probate and Estate Planning Committee and Membership Committee

Association of Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City – Charity Golf Tournament Committee Member and Women in Shelter Step-Up Volunteer

Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys – Women’s Caucus

Wyandotte County Bar Association – Stand Down for Veterans Volunteer

Independent Legal Counsel with Prime Business Group, LLC

Co-Founder and 2016 President of Kansas City Networking Professionals, Inc.

Active Member of Central Exchange

Pro Bono Attorney for Legal Aid of Western Missouri Volunteer Attorney Project

Johnson County Bar Association – 2017 Board Member

UMKC Law School Incubator Project Mentor

Kansas Legal Services Reduced Fee Program and Pro Bono Attorney

In the Media

Kansas Court of Appeals in Celebration of Constitution Day –                         http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/sep/16/state-court-appeals-visits-ku-constitution-day/

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