Biography

Christine Schlomann’s practice focuses on matters concerning commercial transactions and commercial litigation with emphasis on secured lending, real estate, commercial contracts, banking, bankruptcy and health care.

Commercial Transactions

Christine has a deep and broad understanding of secured transactions and is proficient and thorough in preparing transaction documentation. She has considerable experience representing both lenders and borrowers in transactions involving real estate as well as asset-based lending transactions. She has represented lenders of all sizes from international institutions to community banks. Her experience representing borrowers is equally as diverse in that she has represented individuals, local communities, businesses both large and small, and developers of all types of properties. She is an accomplished negotiator motivated by her clients’ goals and objectives to efficiently negotiate, document and close transactions.

Litigation

Christine has significant experience litigating commercial matters including secured transaction enforcement, receiverships, breach of contract, real estate use disputes, lender liability issues, mortgage foreclosures, declaratory judgment suits, third-party professional malpractice, bankruptcy, bank regulatory matters and officer and director liability claims. She has successfully tried both jury and non-jury cases obtaining multimillion-dollar judgments on behalf of her clients. She has successfully defended judgments for her clients through the appeal process. Her considerable experience enables her to provide insightful counsel and documentation assistance to lenders and borrowers regarding debt restructuring and loan workout arrangements.

Real Estate
Christine has also served as general counsel to a real estate investment trust and currently represents many other clients in real estate matters. This representation includes real estate financing, sales and acquisitions, real estate development, use agreements such as easements, licenses and leases and condemnation. Christine has significant experience negotiating and documenting right of way and licensing agreements on behalf of clients with municipalities.

Christine is very experienced in the area of real estate due diligence.

Health Care
Serving skilled nursing facilities and long-term acute care hospitals, Christine provides litigation assistance with regulatory matters. These include facility and provider licensing, fraud and abuse and regulatory enforcement actions.

Municipalities
Christine has guided numerous municipalities in matters relating to federal regulation of public water supplies, particularly 7 U.S.C. §1926(b) related boundary disputes and permits.

Education

  • University of Missouri School of Law  (J.D., 1980)
    • Missouri Law Review (Member)
  • William Woods College  (B.S., summa cum laude, 1977)

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District of Courts, Western District of Missouri- Bankruptcy Court
  • U.S. District of Courts, District of Kansas- Bankruptcy Court
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas- Bankruptcy Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas- Bankruptcy Court
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas- Bankruptcy Court

Professional Activities

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Midwest Bankruptcy Institute (Board Member)
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Kansas City Commercial Real Estate Women (President and Board Member) 
  • CCIM of Kansas City

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Overland Park South Rotary Club (Past Board Member)
  • Jamie’s Wish Foundation (Board Member) 
  • 100 Women of South Johnson County 
  • Bridge Leadership Academy