Jere has tried more than 260 cases and knows how to guide his clients through the court system. He helps his clients understand their rights and helps negotiate resolutions prior to a lawsuit being filed.

Overview

Jere handles a variety of business litigation matters and understands how courts are likely to view a client's position. He assists clients through disputes involving enforcement of consumer and business lending, commercial contracts, sale of real estate, lease interpretation, end of lease questions, operating expense issues, construction delays, confidentiality provisions, non-compete clauses, toxic tort, and commercial real estate.

He negotiates business and construction contracts, workouts on real estate and commercial loans and defense of lender liability actions, as well as contract and lease negotiations. Jere also draws on his experience as a chemical engineer, working as a project manager for an engineering and environmental consulting firm for eight years, representing clients both nationally and internationally. In his work as an engineer, he analyzed numerous Fortune 500 companies’ products, as well as the production and manufacturing facilities, and made recommendations for improving and modifying their operations.

A frequent speaker, Jere has given presentations at more than 35 conferences and seminars throughout his career.

Experience

Defends and pursues litigation claims in a variety of areas for banks and finance companies, including lender liability claims, workouts, and settlement negotiations, as well as representing manufacturing and industrial operators.

Negotiates contracts for real estate, leases, construction, loans, and services.

Represents shopping center and property owners in defending and enforcing lease claims, and litigating construction disputes and matters involving defective work, fraud, and misrepresentation.

Negotiates leases and pursues litigation in commercial and retail landlord-tenant disputes including all aspects of lease interpretation.

Advises condominium associations on disputes and interpreting declarations, bylaws, and statutes.

Represents bank and finance companies in lending issues.

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Speaking Engagements

Jere has given a variety of continuing legal education seminars pertaining to commercial real estate issues in Kansas and Missouri. As an engineer, Jere spoke on a wide variety of environmental topics, including life cycle analysis studies, major findings from his research and evaluations, hazardous waste minimization programs, solid waste minimization programs, establishment of curbside recycling operations, and alternative treatment for electroplating operations.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

American Bar Association

Federal Bar Association, past President of the local chapter

Kansas Bar Association

The Missouri Bar

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Lawyers Association of Kansas City, Past President

Epilepsy Foundation, Past President

Johnson County Community College Foundation, Board Member

Admissions

  • Missouri, 1993
  • Kansas, 1994
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

University of Kansas, J.D., 1993

University of Kansas, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1983

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