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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
4510 Belleview Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64111
Direct: (816) 502-4787
Email: kspies@rousepc.com
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Bar Admissions:

The Missouri Bar, 1983

Education

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., With Distinction, 1983
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, B.B.A., 1979 and M.A., 1980, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society of Business and Administration

Experience

Kim concentrates her practice in public finance and municipal law where she has served in a full range of roles, including bond counsel, issuer’s counsel, disclosure counsel, and developer’s counsel. She has experience structuring, negotiating, and preparing bond and offering documents for traditional and innovative municipal financings for education, airports, stadiums, health care, hotels, transportation, and other public projects. She also handles real estate and economic development projects for governmental entities and developers. Her experience includes the use of special taxing districts and other public incentives such as Tax Increment Financing, Transportation Development Districts, Community Improvement Districts and Neighborhood Improvement Districts. Kim serves as counsel on economic development bonds including chapter 100 bonds and IRBs to promote job creation and local community investment.  Kim also advises corporate clients on organization and governance, contractual agreements, corporate finance and commercial transactions. She advises small businesses in structuring and documenting a variety of business transactions.

Areas of Practice

  • Municipal and Public Finance
  • Commercial Lending
  • Business Law
  • Corporations & Business Organizations
  • Public Law

Activities and Memberships

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Women in Public Finance
  • Missouri Economic Development Finance Association

Honors and Recognition

  • Honored by Missouri Lawyers Media with 2022 Women’s Justice Awards, Corporate Award category
  • Selected as among The Best Lawyers in America
  • Order of the Bench and Robe Honor Society
  • Received highest attorney ranking from Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent