Practice Groups

Business Litigation

Business litigation requires a unique blend of business-specific knowledge and litigation experience. Wallace Saunders has both the knowledge and the experience to protect and move your business forward. Our Business Litigation attorneys handle litigation matters across a broad spectrum of professions and industries. 

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Construction and Design

The world of construction is comprehensive, collaborative and highly detailed. The same can be said of our approach to construction law. Legal regulations, city and state codes, federal guidelines, environmental issues – there’s a litany of laws and parameters that seems never-ending.

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The Wallace Saunders Corporate Practice group focuses on three primary areas: entity formation, operations guidance and contracts.

Accurate entity formation can have a major impact on your liability exposure as well as substantial tax consequences. It’s important to have appropriate control features in the establishing documents for your entity to ensure your ability to run your company in the manner you see fit.

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Founded as a litigation firm in 1963, our attorneys carry on our tradition of substantial deposition and courtroom experience, with hands-on training that begins early in every attorney’s career. The litigation department is the largest practice area at Wallace Saunders, with more than half of our attorneys working under the Litigation Practice Area umbrella.

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Real Estate

Companies, municipalities, real estate developers and individuals have all called on Wallace Saunders for assistance with various types of commercial, residential, multifamily and land development projects.    

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When not in the office, Dan spends time at the Lake of the Ozarks, participates in BBQ competitions, and enjoys the outdoors—whether playing golf, hunting, fishing, or hiking.

Dan, his wife Kayli and their golden retriever “Bo”—named after sports legend, Bo Jackson—are proud to call Kansas City home. He is an avid fan of the Chiefs, Royals, and Kansas Jayhawks. And he’s especially proud of the “Loose Mansion,” a family-owned business and award winning wedding and corporate events venue in downtown Kansas City.

Diligent Humorous Loyal


  • University of Kansas –Lawrence, Kansas – 2005-2009-- BA in Political Science; BA in Mass Communications
  • The Creighton University School of Law—Omaha, Nebraska –2010- 2013 - -J.D.

Professional Practice

  • 2013-2016: Reed Walker, PA - - Associate Attorney
    • Extensive trial and courtroom experience on a wide range of civil matters, including consumer protection, personal injury, and domestic relations.
  • 2016-2019: Louie’s Wine Dive Parent, Co - - General Counsel
    • Routinely handled negotiating and preparing commercial leases, as well as business acquisitions that expanded the company’s portfolio.
    • Provided counsel to ownership on real estate related items, evaluating new market opportunities and site demographics.
    • Defended or prosecuted cases ranging from disputes with contractors, partnership disputes, license and permit issues, and regulatory compliance.

Professional Licensure

  • Kansas State and Federal Courts
  • Missouri State and Federal Courts

Professional Accomplishments

  • In a 2019 transaction involving two of Kansas City’s favorite restaurant groups, Dan’s client acquired four successful restaurants, and the opportunity to grow the brands into future markets across the Midwest.
  • Several of Dan’s restaurant clients now have gift cards for sale at nationwide stores. He also represents many small businesses from Kansas City to St. Louis, negotiating economically advantageous deals with familiar vendors and distributors.
  • A trial lawyer who represents both businesses and individuals, Dan rightfully obtained a sizable recovery for a young girl victimized by bullying on her school bus.

Civic Activities

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Wyandotte County Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • The Sigma Chi Fraternity

News + Events + Alerts

Wallace Saunders Congratulates Bryan Kelly

Wallace Saunders wishes to congratulate Attorney Bryan Kelly on his graduation from Leadership Overland Park's Class of 2020. Leadership Overland Park, now in its 37th year, motivates, connects and develops leaders in the community to ensure a better future. We are extremely proud of your accomplishment, Bryan!

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Baldwin City & Southern Railroad Company Retains Thomas Hayes and Christopher Confer

Baldwin City & Southern Railroad Company (“BC&S”), also known as the Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad Company, has retained Thomas Hayes and Christopher Confer of the Wallace Saunders law firm of Overland Park, Kansas to serve as its General Counsel.

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Overland Park, KS

10111 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212

P: 913.888.1000

F: 913.888.1065

Wichita, KS

200 West Douglas Suite 400
Wichita, KS 67202

P: 316.269.2100

F: 316.269.2479

Springfield, MO

844 E. Primrose Street
Springfield, MO 65807

P: 417.866.2300

F: 417.866.2444

Lee's Summit, MO

By Appointment Only
200 NE Missouri Road Suite 224
Lee's Summit, MO 64086

P: 816.251.4544

F: 913.888.1065

Topeka, KS

By Appointment Only
2909 Southwest Maupin Lane
Topeka , KS 66614

P: 913.888.1000

F: 913.888.1065

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