Clients rely on Gerald’s extensive real estate and real estate lending experience to help them negotiate, document and close a wide variety of transactions.


Gerald assists clients in a broad array of transactions, including purchase and sale transactions, leases, term loans, construction loans, government-insured loans and mortgage-backed securities transactions. He advises investors, landlords, tenants and lenders in commercial and multifamily real estate transactions. Knowledgeable about virtually every aspect of the real estate and lending industry, his wide ranging experience includes assisting several nationwide lenders in establishing consumer loan and installment sale programs in Missouri and Kansas, advising local banks in real estate and consumer loan matters, and assisting buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants with real estate transactions.

Clients benefit from his experience in documenting real estate term and construction loans, purchase and sale transactions and commercial leases, closing HUD insured loans, and representing parties in transactions involving GNMA mortgage backed securities and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac financing. He also counsels corporate, institutional and individual clients in business and finance, corporate issues and business contracts.


Gerald guides lenders and borrowers through the intricacies of complex loan transactions such as term loan financing secured by real and personal property, warehouse  financing, revolving credit facilities, bond financing and construction lending.

He helps borrowers and lenders resolve loan defaults, including forbearance agreements, foreclosures, deeds in lieu of foreclosure and loan workouts.

He assists landlords and tenants, including lease negotiations for a technology based startup company.

Gerald serves as Missouri and Kansas local counsel to assist in structuring, documenting and closing multistate lending transactions.

Gerald uses his knowledge of consumer credit regulation to help lenders establish consumer lending programs, including regulatory and compliance issues and licensing matters.

News & Insights


"Paycheck Protection Program – What Has Changed?" Stinson's Government Contracting Matters Blog, February 4, 2021

"New Law Makes Major Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program," Stinson's Government Contracting Matters Blog, April 3, 2020

"Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Government and Government Contractor Activities Provisions," Stinson's Government Contracting Matters Blog, April 3, 2020

"Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Small Business Provisions," Stinson's Government Contracting Matters Blog, April 3, 2020



Selected as "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America©, 2021

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Securitization and Structured Finance Law and Real Estate Law, 2016 - 2024

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

American Bar Association

American Land Title Association (ALTA), Associate Member, Legal Division

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Lawyers Association of Kansas City

Kansas Bar Association


  • Missouri, 1987
  • Kansas, 1989


University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1987

University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S., 1984

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