Kelsey Patterson Nazar

Kelsey focuses her practice in the areas of bankruptcy, business and nonprofit law.  She represents individuals and businesses in Chapter 7, 13 and 11 bankruptcies, as well as in adversary matters.  She regularly represents a Chapter 7 Trustee and represents creditors in preference and dischargeability actions.

Kelsey also counsels clients with business law issues, including the formation of business entities and the purchase or sale of business assets or stock.  Kelsey has experience assisting nonprofit clients with a variety of issues, including formation, governance, tax-exemption and mergers and re-organizations.  She enjoys finding creative and cost-effective solutions to her client’s legal issues.

Kelsey was born and raised in rural Kansas.  She attended the University of Kansas, where she graduated in 2002 with highest distinction and honors with a B.S. in Journalism.  She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2005.  There, she was the Editor-in-Chief of The Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy and a Dean Jimmy Green Scholar.  She also received the Payne & Jones Lawyering Award, a Trial Advocacy award from the American Board of Trial Advocates, and served as an intern for the Honorable Julie A. Robinson, United States District Court, District of Kansas.  After law school, she practiced law at Stinson Morrison Hecker, now one of the nation’s largest firms, where she represented business, health care, and non-profit clients.  Kelsey is licensed in Missouri and Kansas and in the United States District Courts of Kansas and the Western District of Missouri.