Ebonie Davis

Ebonie Davis is an experienced attorney with a range of talents, primarily counseling clients within the firm's Real Estate & Tax Credit practice group. Ebonie is adept at reviewing and negotiating leases, contract agreements and loan documents. She has in-depth experience handling transactions involving a variety of financing methods, including low-income housing tax credit financing and bond financing. 

Ebonie regularly assists with M&A transactions and has extensive experience advising clients through all phases of selling and acquiring businesses, including analyzing contractual and operational due diligence, drafting and negotiating transaction documents, and ensuring corporate governance compliance. She further advises clients throughout the acquisition process, bringing harmony to lease and real estate matters as well as coordinating and negotiating financing.

Prior to joining Lathrop GPM, Ebonie practiced in another Kansas City law firm's Financing and Real Estate Group. Additionally, Ebonie served as an attorney for the United States Department of Agriculture, in the Office of the General Counsel, where she advised federal agencies in connection with multi-family housing loan closings, community facilities loan closings, water and sewer project closings, and further represented the agency in judicial proceedings. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), Pathfinder Program, 2021
  • Jackson County Bar Association
    • President (2021)
    • Education Committee Chair
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, CLE Chair
  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, Member
  • Black Female Attorneys Network, Member

Community Involvement

  • AltCap Advisory Board, Member
  • Unite KC, Housing Committee Member
  • American Heart Association Circe of Red, Kansas City


  • Missouri Lawyers Media, "Up & Coming," 2023
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly Women's Justice Awards, Transactional Practitioner
  • American Heart Association, Woman of Impact Nominee (2023)
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Emily Mertz

Court Memberships

  • Missouri


University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 2013

  • Janean Meigs Leadership and Service Award
  • Kit Carson Roque, Jr. Achievement Award
  • Black Faculty & Staff Council Student Achievement Award
  • Black Law Students Association (President)
  • Women in Law Association
  • Lexis Nexis Legal Research Certification

University of Missouri-Kansas City, B.A., 2007

  • Chancellor's Award
  • Dean's Honor List