Herbert Kohn practices corporate, business and banking law, concentrating in the areas of acquisitions, financial transactions, banking and public finance. He is a former member of the firm's Executive Committee. Mr. Kohn was Chairman of Kansas City, MO, Mayor Kay Barnes' transition team in 1999 and Chairman of the Mayor's Charter Review Commission in 2000. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees for the Truman Presidential Museum & Library and is the past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Kansas City Art Institute. He served as Director of Missouri Boys State and currently serves as a member of the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City and the Finance Committee of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Mr. Kohn is a former director of the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Foundation and past Chairman of the Board of Shalom Geriatric and Convalescent Center and past Chairman of the United Way Professional Group. He served as Chairman of the Blue Ribbon Task Force studying Kansas City pension plans.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kohn was a partner with another firm in Kansas City and served as Jackson County Counselor. Before that, he served as law clerk to the Hon. Harvey M. Johnsen, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Missouri Gaming Commission  Chairman
    • The Best Lawyers in America©, Corporate Law
    • Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Foundation – Trustee
    • Kansas City Art Institute – Former Chairman, Board of Trustees
    • Missouri Boys State – Former Director
    • Shalom Geriatric and Convalescent Center – Former Chairman
    • United Way Professional Group – Former Chairman
    • Truman Library – Board of Trustees
    • Baron of the Boardroom Award, Bench-Bar Conference, May 2008
    • Missourian Award, 2008
    • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Best Rainmaker in Missouri, October 2007 
    • Starlight Theatre - Director, 2011 to present
    • Civic Council, Kansas City, Missouri - Board Member
    • Shalom Geriatric and Convalescent Center – Former Chairman
    • United Way Professional Group – Former Chairman
    • Truman Library – Board of Trustees
    • Baron of the Boardroom Award, Bench-Bar Conference, May 2008
    • Missourian Award, 2008
    • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Best Rainmaker in Missouri, October 2007 
    • Starlight Theatre - Director, 2011 to present
    • Civic Council, Kansas City, Missouri - Board Member
    • Missourian Award, 2008
    • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Best Rainmaker in Missouri, October 2007 
    • Starlight Theatre - Director, 2011 to present
    • Civic Council, Kansas City, Missouri - Board Member
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Publications

  • Author, "Elements for an Acquisition," February 9, 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "How Many Relationships Do I Need to Be Successful? The Art of Rainmaking," 2013 Business Equality Conference, Leadership and The LGBT Experience, October 10, 2013
  • Author, "Selling My Business," Presented at The Big Picture Conference, August 5-7, 1999

Herbert Kohn practices corporate, business and banking law, concentrating in the areas of acquisitions, financial transactions, banking and public finance. He is a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Kohn was chairman of Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Kay Barnes’ transition team in 1999 and chairman of the Mayor’s Charter Review Commission in 2000. Among other professional and civic involvements, he has served as Director of Missouri Boys State, Chairman of the Board of Shalom Geriatric and Convalescent Center, Chairman of the United Way Professional Group and served as a member of the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Foundation. Mr. Kohn is on the Board of Directors of Bernstein-Rein Advertising, Inc. and American Sterling Bank, and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Kohn was a partner with Linde Thomson Langworthy Kohn & Van Dyke in Kansas City, and before that served as law clerk to the Hon. Harvey M. Johnsen, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Bar and Court Admissions

Missouri, 1963

Not admitted in California

United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Education

University of Michigan, J.D., 1963

University of Michigan, B.A., 1960

Publications

  • Author, "Elements for an Acquisition," February 9, 1998

Speeches and Seminars

  • Speaker, "How Many Relationships Do I Need to Be Successful? The Art of Rainmaking," 2013 Business Equality Conference, Leadership and The LGBT Experience, October 10, 2013
  • Author, "Selling My Business," Presented at The Big Picture Conference, August 5-7, 1999

Civic Involvement and Honors

  • Kansas City Art Institute – Former Chairman, Board of Trustees
  • Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Foundation – Trustee
  • Missouri Boys State – Former Director
  • Shalom Geriatric and Convalescent Center – Former Chairman
  • United Way Professional Group – Former Chairman
  • Truman Library – Board of Trustees
  • Named Best Rainmaker in Missouri by Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Oct. 2007
  • Baron of the Boardroom Award – May, 2008 at the Bench-Bar Conference
  • Missourian Award – 2008

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Kansas City Art Institute – Former Chairman, Board of Trustees
    • Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Foundation – Trustee
    • Missouri Boys State – Former Director
    • Shalom Geriatric and Convalescent Center – Former Chairman
    • United Way Professional Group – Former Chairman
    • Truman Library – Board of Trustees
    • Baron of the Boardroom Award, Bench-Bar Conference, May 2008
    • Missourian Award, 2008
    • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Best Rainmaker in Missouri, October 2007
    • Shalom Geriatric and Convalescent Center – Former Chairman
    • United Way Professional Group – Former Chairman
    • Truman Library – Board of Trustees
    • Baron of the Boardroom Award, Bench-Bar Conference, May 2008
    • Missourian Award, 2008
    • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Best Rainmaker in Missouri, October 2007
    • Baron of the Boardroom Award, Bench-Bar Conference, May 2008
    • Missourian Award, 2008
    • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Best Rainmaker in Missouri, October 2007
Read More

Publications

  • Author, "Elements for an Acquisition," February 9, 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "How Many Relationships Do I Need to Be Successful? The Art of Rainmaking," 2013 Business Equality Conference, Leadership and The LGBT Experience, October 10, 2013
  • Author, "Selling My Business," Presented at The Big Picture Conference, August 5-7, 1999