Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Award 2011
Kansas City Senior Counsel Tom Van Dyke will receive the Centurions Leadership Award from the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. The award, to be presented May 3, is given each year to an outstanding member of the greater Kansas City community whose successful leadership is a model followed by participants in the Centurions program.
Service in the community is a keen interest of Van Dyke’s. He has served as president and chairman of the Kansas City, Mo., Jaycees, the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Human Relations, Harmony in a World of Difference, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City and his church boards.
Among some of his professional accomplishments, he was featured as “the deal maker” by KC Business Magazine
for the solid reputation he has earned in the business community. Van Dyke also has been named in Chambers USA
; Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmakers
; Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers
; and The Best Lawyers in America
Van Dyke practices business law, concentrating in the areas of securities, mergers and acquisitions and general commercial practice. 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 such as 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.
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