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Overview

As a Banking & Finance attorney, Ani understands the concerns of the financial industry.

Ani grew up in the Republic of Georgia and came to the United States as a teenager to pursue her business and legal education, including her M.B.A. Ani has a unique perspective on legal and financial matters, knowing that different cultures find individual pathways to success. Clients appreciate her innovative ideas, individual drive on their behalf and her ability to bring diverse ideas and viewpoints to the table for win-win financial legal solutions.

As a member of the Banking & Finance team, Ani guides clients in corporate lending and specialty finance, as well as helping them to navigate consumer and regulatory issues. Prior to beginning her law practice, Ani served a legal internship with an international mining company.


Service

Recognition

  • CORO Kansas City, Leadership Development, 2016 Class
  • U.S. Department of State, Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX)

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
    • UMKC Law Review
    • UMKC negotiation team
    • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, site coordinator
  • M.B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • B.S., Rockhurst University
    • Business Administration, International Business
    • summa cum laude
    • Alpha Sigma Nu
    • Betta Gamma Sigma
    • Delta Sigma Pi

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas

Languages

  • Georgian, fluent
  • Russian, intermediate
Outside the Office

Ani likes to keep moving.

Ani is a long-distance runner, completing annual marathons, half-marathons, 5Ks and 10Ks. She and her husband also enjoy hiking and traveling, including in New Mexico, Utah, Arizona and Montana. At rest, Ani can be found practicing yoga or reading.

Community Leadership

Ani is involved in her church, where her husband serves as Worship & Outreach Pastor. Ani donates time and talent to various roles, including the young adult small groups and as a Youth Ministries volunteer.

Additionally, when able, Ani visits nursing homes and rehabilitation centers with the couple’s certified therapy dog, Brownie.

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