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White Goss Attorney Ferd Niemann Selected to Ingram’s 2017 Class of 40 Under Forty

White Goss attorney Ferd Niemann was selected to the Ingram’s 2017 Class of 40 Under Forty. The honor goes to the most promising up-and-coming business and civic leaders in the Kansas City region. In addition to his civic and charitable endeavors, Ferd is a member of the White Goss Public Law Practice Group concentrating on …

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White Goss Shareholders Mary Jo Shaney and Jim Bowers Win Kansas Tax vs. Fee Case, Overturning City of Mission’s Illegal “Driveway Tax”

In a significant victory for White Goss’s clients, including the Heartland Apartment Association, the Kansas Supreme Court held that the City of Mission, Kansas’s transportation utility fee was an illegal excise tax, not within the City’s Home Rule Powers under the Kansas Constitution and further violated Kansas Statute. The Kansas Supreme Court has remanded the case to the Johnson County …

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Ferd Niemann Passes Certified Commercial Investment Member Exam

Congratulations to Ferd Niemann who recently passed the Certified Commercial Investment Member exam. Ferd is one of the very few economic development, land use and zoning attorneys to attain the CCIM designation.  

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White Goss Attorneys Will Be Featured Speakers at KC-American Planning Association Seminar

Aaron March, Mark Bryant and Bryant Parker will be the featured speakers at the upcoming KC-American Planning Association Planning Law seminar. They will discuss the latest legal issues regarding zoning and land use law from the planners’ perspective. Topics being covered include local regulation of the use of drones and how to minimize the pitfalls …

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Zoning and Land Use Approval for Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

White Goss Partner Jim Bowers secures  Kansas City City Council  land use and zoning vote to clear the way for Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences Medical and Surgical Simulation Center.  For more information on the  zoning and real estate development approval please click on the link below: KC Council allows medical school to …

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White Goss Shareholder Jim Bowers named to Kansas City Business Journal “Best of the Bar” List for 2016

Congratulations to Jim Bowers on being  named to Kansas City Business Journal’s “Best of the Bar” list. Jim is one of White Goss’s top land use, zoning and economic development/incentive lawyers. The Kansas City Business Journal’s Best of the Bar publication “showcases lawyers identified by their peers as the top attorneys in private practice in …

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We proudly congratulate our colleagues for selection by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017!

Michael T. White Land Use and Zoning Law & Litigation – Land Use and Zoning James C. Bowers, Jr. “Lawyer of the Year” 2017 in Kansas City, MO Litigation – Land Use and Zoning & The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 Land Use and Zoning Law Aaron G. March Land Use and Zoning Law & …

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White Goss Shareholder Aaron March Successfully Overturned the Mayor’s Veto of the City Council of Lee’s Summit Approval of The Grove

White Goss shareholder Aaron March, channeling Yogi Berra saying, “It aint over til it’s over,” successfully overturned the Mayor’s veto of the City Council of Lee’s Summit’s approval of The Grove in Lee’s Summit, a proposed 1 million square foot mixed use business park to be built at the southeast corner of South 291 Highway …

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White Goss Attorney Mike White Interviewed for Kansas City Public Radio Station KCUR Feature on Kansas City's TIF Program

Mike White offered a 30-year perspective on Kansas City’s TIF program for Kansas City Public Radio station KCUR’s Kevin Collison. During the live discussion Mike stated that “…TIF may be almost as well-known an acronym as the IRS in Kansas City.”  Collison noted that “While White and his firm have been among the more successful …

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Mike White and Ferd Niemann Publish Article in the 2016 Spring Issue of the Missouri County Record

Mike White and Ferd Niemann’s article “Declaring Blight: A Guide for Government Officials” was published in the Spring 2016 issue of the Missouri County Record. The article provides a primer and a high level guide for policymakers as they evaluate blight findings, especially as they pertain to tax increment financing and other Missouri economic development …

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White Goss Client Experience

  • Briarcliff Development Company
  • Carlyle Van Lines, Inc.
  • CBS Outdoor, Inc.
  • Christie Development Associates LLC
  • City of Belton, Missouri
  • City of Chillicothe, Missouri
  • City of Gladstone, Missouri
  • City of Liberty, Missouri
  • Columbia Mall TDD
  • Commerce Bank, N.A.
  • CUNA Mutual Insurance Society
  • Development District Association, Inc.
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Freightquote.com, Inc.
  • Harley Davidson Motor Company
  • Heartland Apartment Association
  • Highwoods Properties
  • Home Builders Association
  • Hunt Midwest Enterprises, Inc.
  • Jackson County Sports Complex Authority
  • James Stowers III
  • Kansas City Life Insurance Company
  • Lamar Company
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • M D Management, Inc.
  • Master Realty Properties, Inc.
  • McBride & Son Homes Kansas City, LLC
  • Murphy-Hoffman Company
  • North American Savings Bank
  • Pinnacle Bank
  • Platte County Economic Development Council, Incorporated
  • Price Brothers Management Company
  • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
  • Tower Properties Company
  • Union Bank and Trust Company
  • Valley View State Bank
  • Village of Four Seasons, Missouri
  • Zona Rosa Development, LLC