Kirk assists clients in matters related to health law, real estate and business law.
He often represents physicians and surgeons, dentists, pharmacists and medical practice businesses in solving key legal challenges brought about by practice acquisition, hospital contracting and construction, business operations, and regulatory compliance.
Kirk's experience representing a wide variety of providers in the medical industry has provided him with extensive insight into the medical field and helps him understand his client's diverse challenges and needs. Kirk has close ties to the medical industry—his wife, a practicing OB/GYN, and his son, an orthopedic surgery resident—and understands its pressure and demands.
Kirk's real estate practice centers on commercial financing, loan closings, workouts, title examinations, condemnation, zoning and foreclosures. Clients value Kirk's breadth of legal knowledge in real estate transactions and his ability to assess problems while keeping his client's business goals top of mind.
Adept at health law, Kirk served as general counsel for the Metropolitan Medical Society of Greater Kansas City for several years and was a member of their board of directors.
Business-oriented, he served as counsel, working on development projects, workouts and creditor rights for Chemical Bank of New York, the largest creditor in the Kroh Brothers Development Company bankruptcy, one of the largest suits of its kind filed in Missouri.
Kirk served on the Commercial Advisory Council Board, Central Region, of the American Arbitration Association, helping to guide it in providing services to health care-related entities.
Committed to service, Kirk is a captain in the Civil Air Patrol-U.S. Air Force Auxiliary and is an instrument rated pilot.
Among Kirk's many accomplishments, he was a national finalist in the 1977 Rhodes Scholarship.
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Missouri Lawyers Weekly Healthcare Law "POWER LIST," 2021
The Best Lawyers in America®, Health Care Law, 2011 - Present
Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers®, 2005 - 2015
Corporate Counsel's Annual Guide to Health Care Law, Top Lawyer, 2013
The American Lawyer, Top Rated Lawyer, 2013
Kansas City Business Journal, "Best of the Bar," 2011
Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent
Professional & Civic Activities
Professional & Civic Activities
The Woods Chapel United Methodist Church, Trustee
Metropolitan Medical Foundation of Kansas City, Board of Directors
American Heart Association, Board of Directors of Kansas City Metro Chapter
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
Boy Scouts of America, Tamegonit Lodge 147, Heart of America Council
- Served as Kansas City Lodge Advisor for 10 years
- Eagle Scout Award
- Vigil Honor
- James E. West Award
- District Award of Merit
- Order of the Arrow Centurion Award
- God & Service Award
- Served on staff of several national and international Scout Jamborees
International Relations Council of Greater Kansas City, Board of Directors 2013-present
The Lawyers Association Foundation of Kansas City, Past President
Lawyers Association of Kansas City
- Director, Senior Section, 2004-Present
- President, 2008-2009
Greater Kansas City Society of Health Care Attorneys, Past President
Healthcare Financial Managers Association
Missouri Society of Health Lawyers
Missouri State Medical Association Alliance, Vice-President of Legislation
American Health Lawyers Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Health Care and Property Committees
Missouri and Kansas Bar Associations
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International
Association of Past Bar Presidents
Practices & Industries
- Kansas, 2005
- Missouri, 1978
- U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
- U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
University of Iowa Law School, J.D., with high honors, 1978
- Order of the Coif
- Hammond Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
Iowa State University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1975