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Kutak Rock Grows Kansas City Office with Four Attorneys from Local Firm

News | November 8, 2017


Kutak Rock is pleased to announce that four attorneys have joined its Kansas City office. The attorneys make the move from the Kansas City law firm, Lathrop Gage, effective October 30. The additions bolster the Kansas City and firm’s business litigation, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights expertise, and grow Kutak Rock’s Kansas City attorney count to 40 and the firm’s overall count to 523.

The attorneys joining from Lathrop & Gage include John Coghlan, Matt Hubbard, Justin Nichols and Ryan Shaw.

“We are thrilled to have this group join us, and we anticipate a quick integration and a smooth transition for their clients,” remarks Eric Johnson, managing partner for Kutak Rock’s Kansas City office. He adds, “Kutak Rock continues to expand and provide service offerings that are a good match for the market. We are well-positioned to capture opportunities when they arise, and we look forward to deepening our local, regional and national relationships with our continued growth.”

John Coghlan said, “We are excited to join Kutak Rock, which has quickly evolved to be a major player among law firms in Kansas City and nationally. It has the traits and characteristics that foster enduring relationships—an extraordinary commitment to client service, an attractive value proposition and values that resonate with our own. We have every confidence that Kutak Rock is the right choice for us and our clients.”

Jay Selanders, Chairman of Kutak Rock, comments, “We give much thought and consideration to our firm’s growth. Whether it’s welcoming a single attorney, adding a group of new attorneys or opening an office in a new market, our focus remains the same—hiring talented, experienced and personable attorneys, while honoring and upholding our values and maintaining the culture of the firm. Our newest colleagues represent who we are as practitioners and as a firm, and I welcome them warmly to Kutak Rock.”