Stinson Elects Three New Partners in Kansas City


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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (January 11, 2022) Stinson LLP proudly announces the election of three new partners in the firm's Kansas City office, effective Jan. 1, 2022. These three are joined by six other newly elected partners spread among four of the firm's 12 locations.

The new partners are:

Sam Butler works with business associates and employers across industries and counsels them on their obligations under various laws, such as ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA and the Affordable Care Act. Butler also represents clients in Internal Revenue Service and Department of Labor examinations. He works with his clients to start, amend and terminate qualified retirement plans, including defining benefit plans, employee stock ownership plans, and advises on all aspects of nonqualified deferred compensation and compliance and equity compensation arrangements. Butler was selected to the 2021, 2022 Best LawyersOnes to Watch in America list for achieving outstanding professional excellence in his practice. Butler serves on the Heart of America Tax Institute Steer Committee, and is a member of both the Kansas and Missouri Bar and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. He earned his J.D. from University of Kansas School of Law.

Chris Frantze is a real estate attorney who assists purchasers, sellers, lenders, landlords and tenants. Frantze focuses his practice on developing strategies and negotiating complex agreements related to sales transactions, leasing, public incentives, corporate mergers and acquisitions. He has both national and regional experience, representing real estate investment trusts and commercial mortgage-backed securities borrowers. Outside of Stinson, Frantze serves on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society leadership committee and is a member of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Heart of America Boy Scouts of America council, American Bar Association and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. Frantze earned his J.D., with highest honors, from University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Matt Moderson assists clients in commercial litigation and focuses on business torts, financial services and construction disputes. He has a national practice and, with co-counsel, has litigated in judicial forums and arbitration across the country. He also regularly consults with Stinson's real estate, environmental and corporate finance attorneys. Prior to joining Stinson, Moderson worked as corporate counsel at a national engineering firm headquartered in Kansas City. Outside of his work at the firm, Moderson's community involvement includes serving on the Newhouse Shelter Board of Directors, and he has been named a Kansas City 2022 Visionary of the Year candidate for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Moderson earned his J.D., cum laude, from University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School.


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