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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
4510 Belleview Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64111
Direct: (816) 502-4710
Email: wmoore@rousepc.com
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Bar & Court Admissions

Minnesota Bar, 1979
Missouri, 1981
Kansas, 2010


  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 1979
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, L.L.M. in Urban Law, 1982
  • Mankato State University, B.A, 1970, and M.A. in Urban & Regional Studies,1978


Bill has over 30 years of experience practicing law in both the private and public sector, including over 14 years as the City Counselor for the City of Independence. His practice concentrates on local government law and real estate development, including zoning, land use, and economic incentives.  Bill serves as special counsel for many political subdivisions utilizing development tools such as tax increment financing, tax abatement, and the creation of special purpose districts such as transportation development districts and community improvement districts. Bill also represents property owners and developers on real estate development matters.

See what Economic Development Incentives, Government Relations, Land Use & Zoning, Municipal Law & Governance, Real Estate, and Public Law projects Bill has helped complete on our Project Map.

Areas of Practice

  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Economic Development Incentives
  • Municipal Law & Governance
  • Government Relations
  • Public Law

Areas of Emphasis

  • Local Government Law
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Redevelopment

Activities and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Independence Council for Economic Development
  • Missouri Economic Development Financing Association
  • Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association
  • Independence Chamber of Commerce
  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association

Honors and Recognition

  • Selected as among The Best Lawyers in America 2010-2023, Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law
  • Selected twice by The Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year,  Municipal Law
  • Recipient of the Richard A. King Award from the Missouri Economic Development Finance Association.
  • Received highest attorney rating from Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent