Overview

Ron partners with clients on a wide range of corporate and financial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings, SEC compliance matters, business entity formations and various corporate governance matters, by understanding a client’s needs and delivering practical legal and business solutions.

Experience

Ron has served on teams that represented:

  • An industrial manufacturer of glass, automotive and building products in various divestitures, including a:
  • $58 million sale of a distributor of specialty building products and related real estate assets
  • $112 million sale of a producer and distributor of specialty transportation glass products
  • A private equity firm in its $10 million and $7 million purchases of two companies specializing in lawncare and landscaping services
  • An aftermarket programs and finance and insurance (“F&I”) solutions provider for automotive dealerships in various transactions, including its:
  • $86 million purchase of a company providing automotive F&I products and a company providing software and data mining solutions
  • $3 million purchase of an automotive F&I agent
  • The strategic investment subsidiary of a manufacturer of electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnection systems in various transactions, including its:
  • Purchase of various medical technology assets related to low flow rate diagnostics
  • $5 million and $2 million preferred equity investments in a vertically integrated semiconductor company specializing in silicon photonics-based chip designs and development
  • A financial advice, investment and lending company in a $17.5 million convertible note financing transaction
  • An agricultural loan, leasing and insurance services provider in various loan transactions with agricultural operators
  • Other venture capital firms investing in preferred equity of early-stage companies
  • Various issuers in Regulation D private placements ranging from several thousand to several million dollars
  • Various public companies for legal, regulatory and stock exchange rule compliance, including drafting policies and procedures and performing technical reviews of annual filings, quarterly filings and proxy statements

News & Insights

Publications

"Putting the Heart Back in the Heartland: Regional Land Bank Initiatives for Sustainable Rural Economies," 69 Arkansas Law Review 1055, 2017

"Co-sleeping Safely: A Guide to Current Regulations of Infant Beside Sleepers," Stinson Leonard Street Insight, September 2016

"The First Baby Bed: A Guide to Current and Proposed Regulations of Bassinets," Stinson Leonard Street Insight, September 2016

"The Modern Play Pen: A Guide to Current and Proposed Regulations of Play Yards," Stinson Leonard Street Insight, September 2016

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City

The American Bar Association

The Missouri Bar

William Jewell College Cardinal Baseball

Great Lakes Valley Conference Student Athletic Advisory Committee

  • Vice President, 2013 – 2014

Admissions

  • Missouri, 2017
  • Kansas, 2018

Education

University of Arkansas School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2017

  • Academic Achievement Awardee (graduated third in class)
  • Arkansas Law Review, Managing Editor
  • Joe C. Barrett Commercial Law Awardee

William Jewell College, B.A., Business Administration and Economics, summa cum laude, 2014

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