Real Estate and Estate Planning
Startup to retirement: That’s the breadth of legal expertise Andrea Ridlen offers her clients. As a business, real estate and estate planning attorney, Andrea helps clients establish businesses, complete real estate transactions and plan for asset management and distribution. When necessary, she sees matters through to trial.
Beginning with the desired result in mind, Andrea gives clients a solid start by structuring their businesses to maximize gain and minimize risk and exposure.
Her extensive real estate knowledge helps clients protect their commercial and residential properties – most people’s principal assets – and accomplish their individual goals, whether the objective is to structure a profitable investment, develop and improve communities or purchase, lease or retain property for their homes or businesses. Andrea’s work has included helping clients complete multi-million-dollar real estate acquisitions.
For clients who have worked for years to earn or maintain assets, Andrea makes sure those resources are protected. “I find creative, individualized solutions that help clients direct their assets,” she said. “Often, I save clients money by helping them avoid probate fees and estate taxes, planning to avoid litigation or setting them up for success if a trial is necessary.”
Negotiated purchase of multi-tenant shopping center.
Earned victories for multiple clients at trial in both residential and commercial landlord-tenant matters, contract disputes and other general civil litigation matters.
Assisted clients in all phases of the business cycle, from organization and operation through dissolution and succession planning.
Developed estate planning and asset protection strategies, helping clients retain their wealth while avoiding unnecessary estate taxes and personal liability.
Member, Platte County Bar Association, since 2011
Member, CREW KC, since 2017
Member, Association of Women Lawyers, since 2017
Volunteer, Feed Northland Kids, since 2015
Assistant Editor, Friedman on Leases, 2009-2010
Author, “Closing Pandora’s Box: Putting an End to Credit Card Companies’ Windfall Profits from Penalty Fees,” Lucerna, vol. 4, 2009
J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Mo., 2010
– UMKC Trial Advocacy Team 2008-2010
– Note and Comment Editor, UMKC Law Review, 2008-2010
– CALI Award-Legal Context of Real Estate Decision-Making
B.A., Political Science, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Mo.
– UMKC Mock Trial Team, 2003-2007, Team Captain
– Honors Program
First Place, Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium, 2010
Kansas City, MO
1301 Oak St., #500
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: (816) 474-8181
Fax: (816) 471-2186
North Kansas City, MO
4151 N. Mulberry Drive, Suite 205
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: (816) 454-7474
Fax: (816) 454-3525
Overland Park, KS
6800 W 64th Street, Suite 101
Overland Park, KS 66202
Phone: (913) 831-6900
Fax: (913) 831-7156