Areas of Practice:

  • Business Litigation
  • Corporate Formation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate

Licensed In:

  • Kansas
  • Missouri

Karl Kuckelman


Karl Kuckelman devotes his practice to corporate and business areas. Karl has been with Wallace Saunders for more than three decades. A long-standing leader, he was elected partner in 1998, was elected Managing Partner in 2010, and was elected to serve multiple terms on the firm’s Executive Committee. Karl is the Chair of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group and Business Litigation Practice Group. Karl represents a diverse mix of organizations and individuals, ranging from corporations with national operations to closely held businesses. Karl advises start-up and long-standing businesses in formation/dissolution, structure, governing documents and corporate strategy. Karl serves as the lead attorney in drafting and negotiating a wide-variety of business-to-business transactions, including operations and merger and acquisition transactions. Karl works closely with clients to manage their legal needs both in and out of the courtroom in commercial litigation matters.


The University of Kansas School of Law, J.D.

The University of Kansas, B.S., Accounting and Business Administration

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Professional Practice

Wallace Saunders, 1992 – Present

  • Partner, Wallace Saunders, 1998 – Present
  • Managing Director, Wallace Saunders, 2010 – 2014
  • Member, Management Committee, Wallace Saunders


Professional Licensure

  • Trial and appellate courts of Kansas and Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


Professional Accomplishments

  • Played an integral role in numerous contract negotiations and mergers involving prominent local companies
  • Secured successful outcomes for clients throughout Kansas and Missouri during settlement negotiations and at trial

Civic Activities

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Johnson County Bar Association

Contact Karl

To connect with Karl, reach out via the below email address.