Kristen's experience navigating complex regulatory issues helps clients manage risks and develop comprehensive strategies to achieve their goals.


Clients turn to Kristen for counsel on environmental due diligence, negotiations with state and federal agencies, assistance remediating Brownfields, and other redevelopment projects. She has helped effectively handle environmental agencies' information requests and settle administrative enforcement actions at the federal and state level.

Kristen's substantial experience advising clients on regulatory and permit compliance under federal, state and local solid and hazardous waste laws, the Clean Water Act and spill reporting, also spans practice areas, extending to issues emerging in agriculture, transportation and homeland security regulations administered by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

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Speaking Engagements

"Environmental Due Diligence for Lenders," client lending group presentation, August 2019

"Corporate Environmental Update," Kansas City Missouri Bar Association CLE by-the-hour presentation, June 2012

"What to Expect When You're Inspected, Environmentally," Kansas City Missouri Bar Association CLE by-the-hour presentation, June 2011


Environmental Law, Kansas Bar Association 2020 Kansas Annual Survey of Law, Volume XXXI, Chapter 11, May 2021

Co-Author, "Virtual Site Reconnaissance in the Time of COVID-19," June 2020, Environmental Banker's Association (EBA) Journal



Named to the 2022 Best Lawyers in America© "Ones to Watch" list

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Citizens of the World Kansas City, Former School Board Director and Secretary


  • Missouri
  • Kansas


University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., cum laude, 2010

  • Certificate in Environmental Law and Urban Planning

William Jewell College, B.A., Oxbridge Institutions and Policies, 2005

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