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:
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.