Kirstin's personal connection with the manufacturing and healthcare industries began long before representing clients in these fields. Her family owned a manufacturing company that made accessories for tractor trailers servicing the food industry and for fire trucks. During her high school and college years, Kirstin worked in the company’s office and manufacturing plant. In addition, her family has been involved in the healthcare industry for several generations. She currently is on the Board of Directors of the Saint Luke’s Hospital Foundation and a member of the CV Advisory Committee for Saint Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute.
In her law practice, Kirstin provides transactional legal guidance and strategic advice to a wide range of clients in the manufacturing and healthcare industries. She counsels these clients in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, governance issues, private equity and venture capital investments, employment agreements, outsourcing transactions and other complex contractual arrangements. Her practice is national in scope, and she has represented Fortune 500 public companies, midsized and smaller private companies, and large nonprofit hospital systems. In addition, she regularly advises private equity and mezzanine funds in portfolio investments.
Since 2012, she has been lead counsel in representing clients in a variety of transactions, including:
- Not-for-profit hospitals in connection with a variety of transactions, including long-term operating leases, joint ventures and transfers of control.
- A mezzanine lender in connection with an investment in an industrial chain manufacturer.
- A large hospital system in connection with a $200 million financing transaction.
- One of North America’s largest less-than-truckload shippers in the sale of a division.
- A cement manufacturer in connection with its buyout of a joint-venture partner and the lease of a shipping dock.
Kirstin is a member of Husch Blackwell’s Partner Board and is a founding member of the firm’s True North initiative, designed to promote professional networking and development for the firm’s female clients and attorneys.