William B. Moore


Direct: 816.502.4710

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.

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Legal Services

  • Local Government Law
  • Real Estate Development
  • Zoning and Land Use


  • Mankato State University, B.A., M.A.
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, LL.M.
  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Minnesota, 1979
  • State of Missouri, 1981
  • State of Kansas, 2010

Legal Associations & 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
  • Best Lawyers in America 2014 (Land Use and Zoning Law and Real Estate Law)
  • Highest attorney rating from Martindale-Hubbell (AV)

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