Robert D. Maher

Robert D. Maher




Regarded by his Kansas City peers as one of the best of the bar, according to The Kansas City Business Journal and SuperLawyers magazine, in Creditor’s Rights and Real Estate, Rob has run some of the more complex receivership appointments, pieces of foreclosure litigation, and real estate transactions in Kansas and Missouri.  Rob is relied upon by many of the most respected banking institutions in the Kansas City area to protect their loan positions, claims and judgments in and out of state court and through workouts and forbearance periods.  Rob’s financial institution clients look to him to lead them through the often-confusing processes and procedures in all chapters of bankruptcy.

Mr. Maher’s experience with the enforcement end of loans has given him a unique perspective on assisting his bank clients on the front end of documenting loans.  He has had to litigate and defend many of the loan default provisions in state court, so that experience is invaluable in protecting his clients in the writing of the loan documents on the front end.  Recent projects have involved multi-million dollar loan transactions with multiple types and forms of collateral, borrower structures and developments. 

Rob has extensive experience and expertise assisting clients in the acquisition, financing, development, renting, leasing and liquidation of commercial, retail, industrial and residential real estate.   Recent projects include representing a Missouri based chain of frozen custard stores in the acquisition and leasing of sites throughout the country.  He has guided clients through the process of selling and acquiring businesses through stock or asset sales as well as buy-outs of individual partners or members from corporate entities.

Rob’s direct number is 816-960-7393 and his email is  He is committed to promptly returning all correspondence from clients and prospective clients.  If you need assistance, contact him and he will promptly respond to you.

Distinction selection information

Missouri Fellow of the American Bar Foundation – 2019
Selected Best of the Bar by his peers in The Kansas City Business Journal, 2016.
Selected Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer, Creditor-Debtor Rights: 2015 - Present
Earl O’Conner Inn, American Inns of Court.
Former Attorney Advisory Committee, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri.
Former Vice President, Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association.
Co-Author, Bankruptcy, A Construction Industry Perspective, CFMA Building Profits, March/April 2006 ed., pp. 8-14.
Presenter, “Missouri and Kansas Foreclosures,” KC Metropolitan Bar Association Conference, September, 2009.

Associate Member, Kansas Bankers Association
Associate Member, Missouri Independent Bankers Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
Kansas Bar Association
The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Hillcrest Hope Transitional Housing, Board of Directors, Treasurer 2009-Present
Heart of America United Way, Allocations Committee
Former Board Member, Supporting Kids Foundation
Active as coach with Upwards Sports programs and other youth sports programs


University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1998)

University of Kansas School of Business (M.B.A., 1998) 

Baker University (B.S. Accounting and B.S., Business Management, cum laude 1994) Academic All-American Athlete (Football); USA Today’s National Defensive Player of the Game, NAIA Playoffs, 1993; 3 time Heart of America Athletic All-Conference Scholar - Athlete; Delta Tau Delta Fraternity; Blue Key Honor Society

Bar Admissions
Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri