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Michael Humphrey is an experienced attorney with over 25 years of experience, providing counsel and advice for a broad range of legal and business issues for clients in many industries, including long-term healthcare, real estate, lending, and telecommunications. In addition to his tenure at the firm, Mr. Humphrey has served corporations as in-house counsel in the title insurance industry and the long-term health care industry. Mr. Humphrey’s real estate practice includes structuring, managing, and closing varied and complex real estate transactions, leasing, and development projects. Additionally, Mr. Humphrey’s outside general counsel practice and experience provides timely, practical, value-added counsel to clients for day-to-day business needs, operations, and crisis management, including the preparation and negotiation of commercial and operational agreements and review of risk-management and insurance agreements, lending, employment, and general business transactions.

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2017 Kansas City, MO, Real Estate
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Professional Affiliations

    • Missouri Bar Association, 1989-present
    • Association of Corporate Counsel, 2010-2011
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Association of Corporate Counsel, 2010-2011
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
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Representative Experience

  • General Counsel Matters - Advising, counseling, and assisting company owners and officers with respect to transition to third party management model and also updating corporate operations standards. Advising, leading, directing and working closely with company managers, owners, officers, and outside counsel with respect to a broad range of legal issues across many substantive areas, including: real estate, commercial, contracts, litigation, commercial loans, compliance, employment and corporate governance. Counseling, coaching, and training companies and their staff members concerning legal issues. Interviewing and engaging professional service providers to assist operations and strategic planning of corporations. Advising clients on matters related to corporate law, lending law, real estate law, regulatory compliance, and litigation.
  • Corporate Governance Matters - Preparing organization documents for business formation and governance of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, churches, non-profit corporations, and subdivision associations.
  • Health Care Matters - Developing for long-term care providers corporate compliance programs with respect to industry-specific compliance matters, including employment, ethics, HIPAA/HITECH, Stark laws, anti-kickback statutes, identity theft policies, and PHI risk assessment. Negotiating and drafting on behalf of long-term care providers agreements with respect to manufacturing, supply, distributorship, vendor, third-party management, including business associate agreements, terms and conditions of sale and purchase. Drafting admissions agreements and resident handbooks for long-term care residents and therapy patients.
  • Employment Matters - Drafting employment applications and employee manuals. Preparation and negotiation of employment and consulting agreements, including non-compete, non-disclosure, termination, and release agreements. Advising, leading, directing, and working closely with company managers, owners, officers, and outside counsel with respect to employment matters.
  • Real Estate Matters - Managing construction contract negotiations and overseeing real estate development projects. Negotiating, documenting, and closing commercial, healthcare, and industrial real estate transactions and leases. Examination and review of due diligence documentation including surveys, insurance and title insurance/title work and closing of real estate transactions involving office, healthcare, retail, industrial, church and municipal properties. Supervising development of litigation strategies related to complex real property disputes. Negotiating and drafting complex title insurance policy endorsements to manage risk for purchaser and lender clients in complex and simple real estate acquisitions and lending transactions.
  • Commercial Matters - Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating simple to complex legal documents, contracts, manuals, and correspondence. Leading large-scale review and due diligence projects related to corporate acquisitions, and other transactions.
  • Lending Matters - Negotiating, documenting and closing real estate, real estate construction, and personal property loan transactions. Examination and review of due diligence documentation including surveys, insurance and title insurance/title work and closing of loan transactions involving office, retail, industrial, church and municipal properties. Supervising development of litigation strategies related to complex loan enforcement actions. Executing duties of foreclosure trustee in power of sale foreclosures.

Speaking Engagements

  • The Wonderful World of Liens, Mo. Bar CLE/Commercial Law Committee, August 2005
  • Creditor’s Rights and Remedies, Mo. Bar CLE, April 1999
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Michael Humphrey is a highly accomplished attorney with over 19 years of experience, providing counsel and advice for a broad range of legal and business issues for clients in many industries, including long-term healthcare. In addition to his tenure at the firm, Mr. Humphrey has served as in-house general counsel in the long-term health care industry for an Alabama Five-Star assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility. Mr. Humphrey’s practice offers to long-term care clients outside general counsel services and provides timely, practical, value-added counsel to long-term care clients for day-to-day business needs, operations, and crisis management, including the preparation and negotiation of commercial and operational agreements and review of risk-management and insurance agreements, financing, employment, and general business transactions.

Select Representations

Mr. Humphrey’s representative experience in serving the long-term care industry includes:

  • Advising, counseling, and assisting LTC company owners and officers with respect to transition to third party management model and also updating corporate operations standards. Advising, leading, directing and working closely with company managers, owners, officers, and outside counsel with respect to a broad range of legal issues across many substantive areas, including: real estate, commercial, contracts, litigation, commercial loans, compliance, employment and corporate governance. Counseling, coaching, and training companies and their staff members concerning legal issues. Interviewing and engaging professional service providers to assist operations and strategic planning of corporations. Advising clients on matters related to corporate law, lending law, real estate law, regulatory compliance, and litigation.
  • Preparing organization documents for business formation and governance of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, churches, non-profit corporations, and subdivision associations.
  • Developing for long-term care providers corporate compliance programs with respect to industry-specific compliance matters, including employment, ethics, HIPAA/HITECH, Stark laws, anti-kickback statutes, and identity theft policies. Negotiating and drafting on behalf of long-term care providers agreements with respect to manufacturing, supply, distributorship, vendor, third-party management, including business associate agreements, terms and conditions of sale and purchase. Drafting admissions agreements and resident handbooks for long-term care residents and therapy patients.
  • Drafting employment applications and employee manuals. Preparation and negotiation of employment and consulting agreements, including non-compete, non-disclosure, termination, and release agreements. Advising, leading, directing, and working closely with company managers, owners, officers, and outside counsel with respect to employment matters.

Bar and Court Admissions

Missouri, 1992

Education

Washington University, J.D., 1992

Rockhurst College, B.A., 1989

Speeches and Seminars

  • The Wonderful World of Liens, Mo. Bar CLE/Commercial Law Committee, August 2005
  • Creditor’s Rights and Remedies, Mo. Bar CLE, April 1999

Professional Affiliations

  • Missouri Bar Association, 1989-present
  • Association of Corporate Counsel, 2010-2011
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2017 Kansas City, MO, Real Estate
Read More

Professional Affiliations

    • Missouri Bar Association, 1989-present
    • Association of Corporate Counsel, 2010-2011
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Association of Corporate Counsel, 2010-2011
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Read More

Representative Experience

  • General Counsel Matters - Advising, counseling, and assisting company owners and officers with respect to transition to third party management model and also updating corporate operations standards. Advising, leading, directing and working closely with company managers, owners, officers, and outside counsel with respect to a broad range of legal issues across many substantive areas, including: real estate, commercial, contracts, litigation, commercial loans, compliance, employment and corporate governance. Counseling, coaching, and training companies and their staff members concerning legal issues. Interviewing and engaging professional service providers to assist operations and strategic planning of corporations. Advising clients on matters related to corporate law, lending law, real estate law, regulatory compliance, and litigation.
  • Corporate Governance Matters - Preparing organization documents for business formation and governance of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, churches, non-profit corporations, and subdivision associations.
  • Health Care Matters - Developing for long-term care providers corporate compliance programs with respect to industry-specific compliance matters, including employment, ethics, HIPAA/HITECH, Stark laws, anti-kickback statutes, identity theft policies, and PHI de-identification expert consulting. Negotiating and drafting on behalf of long-term care providers agreements with respect to manufacturing, supply, distributorship, vendor, third-party management, including business associate agreements, terms and conditions of sale and purchase. Drafting admissions agreements and resident handbooks for long-term care residents and therapy patients.
  • Employment Matters - Drafting employment applications and employee manuals. Preparation and negotiation of employment and consulting agreements, including non-compete, non-disclosure, termination, and release agreements. Advising, leading, directing, and working closely with company managers, owners, officers, and outside counsel with respect to employment matters.
  • Real Estate Matters - Managing construction contract negotiations and overseeing real estate development projects. Negotiating, documenting, and closing commercial and industrial real estate transactions and leases. Examination and review of due diligence documentation including surveys, insurance and title insurance/title work and closing of real estate transactions involving office, retail, industrial, church and municipal properties. Supervising development of litigation strategies related to complex real property disputes. Negotiating and drafting complex title insurance policy endorsements to manage risk for purchaser and lender clients in complex and simple real estate acquisitions and lending transactions.
  • Commercial Matters - Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating simple to complex legal documents, contracts, manuals, and correspondence. Leading large-scale review and due diligence projects related to corporate acquisitions, and other transactions.
  • Lending Matters - Negotiating, documenting and closing real estate, real estate construction, and personal property loan transactions. Examination and review of due diligence documentation including surveys, insurance and title insurance/title work and closing of loan transactions involving office, retail, industrial, church and municipal properties. Supervising development of litigation strategies related to complex loan enforcement actions. Executing duties of foreclosure trustee in power of sale foreclosures.

Speaking Engagements

  • The Wonderful World of Liens, Mo. Bar CLE/Commercial Law Committee, August 2005
  • Creditor’s Rights and Remedies, Mo. Bar CLE, April 1999