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 is currently serving 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.
Bar and Court Admissions
Not admitted in California
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
University of Michigan, J.D., 1963
University of Michigan, B.A., 1960
Author, "Elements for an Acquisition," February 9, 1998
Speeches and Seminars
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
Baron of the Boardroom Award, Bench-Bar Conference, May 2008
Missourian Award, 2008
Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Best Rainmaker in Missouri, October 2007