Lawyer of Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions

Art became interested in law in the eighth grade after reading Clarence Darrow for the Defense: A Biography. His book-inspired law career spans more than 31 years and includes being named by The Daily Record as one of the 10 Legal Leaders in the Kansas City metropolitan area for 2007. The award recognizes attorneys who have made significant contributions to their professions and their communities.

Professionally, Art is credited with developing a legal practice dedicated to developing renewable fuels. Clients will tell you he is adept at finding points of resolution rather than conflict in any legal situation. That edge helps him facilitate and close complex business transactions that are at times adversarial. His accomplishments include guiding clients in creating ethanol plants in Iowa and Illinois and biodiesel plants in Kansas City, Kan., Belize and southern California. Art’s legal counsel also helped found a company which builds ethanol 85 and Liquid Propane Gas dispensing stations in countries ranging from Mexico to India.

Personally, Art is dedicated to veterans’ causes and is a decorated veteran himself. He served in the U.S. Army as a forward observer in the 25th Infantry Division and later as a U.S. Army nuclear weapons advisor to the Belgian Air Force.