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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
5250 W. 116th Place, Suite 400
Leawood, Kansas 66211
Phone: (913) 387-1600
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Bar Admissions:

Louisiana, 1981
Texas, 1984
Missouri, 1987
Kansas 2012


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, J.D., 1981
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, B.A., 1976 with honors
  • Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana


Robert (Bob) Herman has more than 30 years of experience in business law, real estate and real estate finance law, and estate planning. His experience in business law includes formations of business entities, asset and stock purchase agreements, buy/sell agreements, and advising clients regarding general business matters, including non-compete agreements and non-disclosure agreements. His experience in real estate law includes acquisitions and dispositions of real estate, leasing and development. His real estate finance experience includes representing lenders and borrowers in all phases of commercial loan transactions ranging in size from $1 million to $100 million. Bob has closed more than 1,000 commercial loans, including construction loans, on properties such as apartment buildings, office buildings, hotels, storage facilities, and triple net lease projects, where he assists his clients with documenting and negotiating loan documents, reviewing and disposing of title and survey issues, and generally making sure the loan closes on time, while keeping legal fees cost effective. Bob also has significant experience in loan modifications, workouts and restructurings. Bob’s estate planning experience includes the creation of wills and trusts and other estate planning tools used to meet his clients’ objective of providing for themselves and loved ones in the most comfortable manner possible, while minimizing or eliminating the expense of probate and estate taxes. His background provides special knowledge of the issues involved in planning for the transfer or sale of a business.

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Presenter, “Commercial and Real Estate Loan Documentation: More than Just Papers”, Lorman Educational Seminars, 2006
  • Presenter, “Keys to Success in a Real Estate Transaction in Missouri”, National Business Institute, 2004

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV “Preeminent” Rating-Highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards based on opinions of members of the bar and judiciary
  • Who’s Who in American Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association-Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Kansas City Estate Planning Society
  • Wealth Counsel™