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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Kansas, 1985, Order of the Coif
    • B.S., summa cum laude, University of Kansas, 1980, Accounting
  • 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, joint ventures, and nonprofit organizations. In this capacity, Lisa addresses issues of business planning, capital structures, strategic alliances, and the protection and licensing of technology.

Because of her 30 years of successfully negotiating and closing transactions, 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 also 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.
  • Representation of the buyers, sellers, and joint venture partners in a dozen transactions in the food and pet food industry, including a  $90 million joint venture.
  • Representation on the buy and sell side in numerous transactions involving manufacturing companies, including transactions in excess of $100 million.
  • Representation of buyers and sellers of energy savings, construction, and regulated natural gas businesses ranging from $8 to $24 million.
  • Representation of multiple nonprofit organizations in the asset purchase and sale of seminar and experiential learning businesses and an arts college in transactions ranging from $16 to $20 million.
  • Served as antitrust counsel in large M&A transactions involving hospitals and businesses engaged in Internet security, mobile communications insurance, medical distribution, mining and manufacturing.