Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association Baron of the Boardroom Award
Kansas City Partner Tom Van Dyke will receive the prestigious Baron of the Boardroom award from the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA). The award will be presented in May during the Bench-Bar & Boardroom Conference at The Lodge of the Four Seasons in the Lake of the Ozarks.
The award was created in 2005 to recognize those with distinguished careers representing corporate and business clients. Van Dyke practices business law, concentrating in the areas of securities, mergers and acquisitions and general commercial practice. Recently, he was featured as “the deal maker” by KC Business Magazine
for the solid reputation he has earned in the business community. Among other recognition, Van Dyke has been named in Chambers USA
from 2007-2009; in Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers
for 2007; in Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers
from 2007-2009; and has been named in The Best Lawyers in America
“Tom is known throughout our Firm as a lawyers lawyer. His attention to detail is legendary among those who have worked with him. He is also among the first to take a new associate to lunch and to mentor them along the way,” said Kansas City Managing Partner Bob Thompson.
After graduating from law school in 1963, Van Dyke served on the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission and spent a year as assistant to one of the five commissioners. Since then, he has built a well-known securities practice in which he represents issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements; prepares and reviews proxy statements and other periodic filings under the Exchange Act; represents clients in proxy contests; represents non-interested directors of an investment company; and handles civil litigation under the securities laws. His commercial practice includes the formation of new entities including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies; mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations; spin-offs; and restructurings. He has served as counsel for buyers and sellers in several management leveraged buyouts.