McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan A Professional Corporation

McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan A Professional Corporation (Kansas City, Missouri)

McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan A Professional Corporation

Law Firm in Kansas City, MO
Attorney at Law
Credit Cards Accepted

About This Firm

About This Firm
McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan, A Professional Corporation, was founded in 1947. Founder and Kansas State Senator, Joseph H. McDowell, a civil rights advocate, combined forces with Claude L. Rice, a preeminent Bankruptcy attorney, to establish the initial Kansas City, Kansas office. Mr. Rice, a Bankruptcy trustee, founded and later sold EPI, an organization which electronically processes financial accounting and transactions for Bankruptcy estates. R. Pete Smith, a community activist, and Bankruptcy authority, presides as Managing Shareholder and President of McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan, A Professional Corporation. Currently a member of the American College of Bankruptcy, Mr. Smith joined the firm in 1964, and simultaneously taught at the University of Missouri at Kansas City Law School, and authored ABA, KBA and CLE publications. Mr. Smith graduated magna cum laude from UMKC, was first in his class at UMKC Law School, and served as Editor In Chief of the Law Review. Mr. Smith figured prominently in the growth of the Firm, which now has offices in Kansas City, Missouri and Overland Park, Kansas.

The Firm is noted for its independence, individuality and entrepreneurial emphasis uniting practice areas which involve money and finance: Banking, Bankruptcy, Commercial Transactions, along with practice areas which promote personal and community development and growth: Business Law, Employment Law, State and Local Governmental Law and Real Estate Law, the Firm makes significant contributions to and for the communities and region which it serves. The Firm's litigation attorneys are noted for their versatility and their tenacious advocacy of causes which involve the entire spectrum of Civil Trial Practice.

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Federal Practice
  • Serving as Local Counsel
  • Labor and Employment
  • Employment Law
  • Equal Opportunity Law
  • Post Employment Restrictive Covenants
  • Banking Law
  • Financial Services Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Insolvency
  • Reorganization
  • Acquisition
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Entities
  • Business Transactions
  • Debtor-Creditor
  • Secured Lending
  • Loan Workouts
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Health Care
  • Workers Compensation
  • Real Estate
  • Tax Law
  • Trust Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Fidelity and Surety
  • Construction Law
  • Sports Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Victims Advocacy
  • Child Care
  • Commercial Collections
  • Antitrust Advice and Litigation

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Corporations: Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company; Ferrellgas, Inc.

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan A Professional Corporation
Skelly Building, 605 West 47th Street, Suite 350,
Kansas City, MO 64112-1005
Office Information
Office Information
McDowell, Rice, Smith & Buchanan A Professional Corporation
Skelly Building, 605 West 47th Street, Suite 350,
Kansas City, MO 64112-1005

Office Hours
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By appointment
Other Offices
Other Offices
Overland Park Office
7101 College Boulevard, Suite 200, Overland Park , Kansas
Overland Park, Kansas Office: Forty Executive Hills, 2nd Floor, 7101 College Boulevard, Suite 200, 66210. Telephone: 913-338-5400. Fax: 913-338-1033.