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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Kansas, 1985, Order of the Coif
    • B.S., summa cum laude, University of Kansas, 1980
  • Court Admissions
    • United States Supreme Court, 2005
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1985

Utilizing her experience as a certified public accountant, Lisa Schultes brings great depth and business acumen to her practice in the areas of corporate law, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, and nonprofit organizations law.

She counsels clients in the intricacies of forming new business entities and nonprofit organizations. In this capacity, Lisa addresses issues of general business planning, capital structures, specialized stockholders’ agreements, joint venture agreements, and the protection and licensing of technology.

Because of her experience, clients seek Lisa’s representation in the purchase and sale of existing businesses through asset purchase transactions, stock purchase transactions, mergers, and leveraged buyouts. She has been the lead counsel and negotiator in numerous large, complex transactions in a variety of industries. Her experience includes the filing of necessary notification forms and documents with the Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department in large transactions to comply with the Hart Scott Rodino Act.

Corporate, educational, and institutional clients from a variety of fields benefit from Lisa’s assistance in developing and forming new entities to license or commercialize technological breakthroughs. She also works closely with family-owned businesses to provide a full array of legal services, including annual legal reviews and succession planning.

  • Lead counsel in a $90 million joint venture transaction in the food industry, involving nine manufacturing plants and facilities
  • Lead counsel in a $13.3 million asset sale transaction in the pet food industry
  • Lead counsel in six other transactions involving the purchase or sale of food processing businesses ranging between $2.3 and $11.6 million. Co-counsel in connection with the acquisition of other companies in the food industry.
  • Lead counsel in a $20 million acquisition by a tax exempt organization of an accredited college.
  • Lead merger and acquisition and Hart-Scott Rodino counsel in the sale of a manufacturing corporation for $100 million.
  • Lead counsel in the sale of 100 percent of the membership interests of a multistate energy savings company to a public utility for $9.5 million cash, plus earn-out payments
  • Lead counsel in the sale of the assets of a tax-exempt organization offering conferences nationally for $16.2 million, plus the assumption of all liabilities.
  • Lead counsel in the sale of a construction company for $8 million cash, plus a five-year earn-out.
  • Lead counsel in the purchase of assets related to industrial and mechanical contracting from a business in bankruptcy.
  • Lead counsel in the purchase and sale of numerous other manufacturing plants ranging from $2 to $10 million.
  • Lead counsel in the acquisition of assets owned by a regulated retail natural gas distribution business for $24 million.
  • Lead counsel in the acquisition of an advertising agency for $3 million, plus a three-year earn-out.
  • Lead counsel in the asset acquisition of a CD-ROM manufacturing and sales business for $4.3 million.
  • Served as Hart-Scott Rodino counsel in the sale of 100 percent of the stock of an Internet security business for $100 million.
  • Served as Hart-Scott Rodino counsel in the sale of 100 percent of the membership units of mining and manufacturing business for $110 million.
  • Served as co-counsel and Hart-Scott Rodino counsel in the sales of membership interests of a mobile communications insurance provider to a publicly traded company for $190 million.
  • Served as co-counsel and Hart-Scott Rodino counsel in the sale of 100 percent of the voting securities of a medical distribution business for $80 million.