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Chrissie enjoys helping financial clients actualize projects with a range of strategic financing.

Chrissie assists national, regional and community banks, as well as other lenders and finance companies with negotiating, structuring and documenting secured and unsecured commercial financing transactions. She regularly handles syndicated, asset-based, construction, bridge, mezzanine and permanent loan structures.

Chrissie also has extensive public finance experience. Chrissie has worked on numerous tax-exempt and taxable revenue bond issuances on behalf of hospitals, universities and other 501(c)(3) organizations, including variable rate private placements, complex public offerings and taxable bonds. Additionally, she represents lenders and borrowers in economic development financings, including tax increment financing and tax abatement structures.

Working closely with clients, Chrissie reviews client policy and establishes project goals, navigates end-to-end financing options and advises on post-financing securities compliance issues. She strategically guides lending while mitigating risk and reaching optimal terms for all parties on desired timelines. Whether facilitating public or private financings, the collaborative teamwork and shared deal objectives are the most rewarding aspect of this complex legal work for Chrissie.




  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
    • cum laude
    • CALI Award Legal Advocacy in Health Law and Policy Seminar
    • Global Studies Law Review, Staff Editor
    • Women’s Law Caucus
    • Dean's List
  • B.A., Saint Louis University
    • summa cum laude
    • Political Science major
    • Dean's List
    • Missouri Sociological Association Peace Studies Paper Contest winner
    • Study abroad at Loyola University Chicago, John Felice Rome Center


  • Missouri
  • Kansas

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Women in Public Finance (WPF), Kansas and Missouri Chapter, Kansas City Board of Directors
  • Served as borrower counsel on unsecured $1 billion credit facility for global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm, a top-10 U.S. privately owned company.
  • Served as bond counsel to Missouri university in $144 million multiple series tax-exempt and taxable bond issuance to finance educational and medical facilities.
  • Represented stand-alone rural Missouri hospital in private placement of debt to relieve debt service constraints and provide cash for other capital projects.
  • Assisted Kansas private college in obtaining U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) loan to refinance construction loan secured by college's real estate on parity basis with outstanding public debt.
  • Served as bond counsel to nationally recognized health system in public offering of $200 million tax-exempt refunding bonds.
  • Counseled nationally recognized university on implications of revising terms of over $97 million of tax-exempt bonds to account for federal income tax changes.
  • Represented large sewer district in $90 million refinancing of revenue bonds achieving significant interest cost savings for the district.
  • Served as lender counsel relating to $14,500,000 term loan and revolving line of credit financing for system of agricultural farms in Arizona secured by real property, crops, equipment and personal guarantees.
  • Served as lender counsel for $4,500,000 term loan and revolving line of credit financing with multiple borrowers and guarantors for swine nursery construction, working capital line of credit and equipment financing in Missouri secured by real property and equipment.
Alerts | December 27, 2020
FAQ: Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness for Borrowers

Please be aware that on December 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. This COVID-19 relief bill affects the Paycheck Protection Program and associated provisions of the CARES Act, as amended. We are in the process of updating this posting.

Outside the Office

Dancing Horses.

Chrissie enjoys competing in dressage, commonly described as dancing horses, with her two horses, Diggerr (2 r’s because he’s a rebel) and Tito. Diggerr is enjoying retirement as a trail horse and Tito wishes he had the life of Rashka, Chrissie’s cat, who enjoys sun-bathing on her porch.

Community Leadership
  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Volunteer Attorney Project
  • Washington University School of Law, Tax Law Society, Volunteer Tax Preparer
  • Kansas City Dressage Society

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