Patricia Garringer-Strickland

Patricia Garringer-Strickland’s primary practice focuses on advising and assisting clients in all matters of federal and state securities regulation in both private and public transactions, initial securities registration, and compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ongoing reporting obligations, including the preparation and filing of annual and quarterly reports, proxy statements and shareholder communications, compliance corporate governance standards and stock exchange listing rules and requirements, as well as Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) filings and requirements for federal and state-registered investment advisors. Patricia has represented both issuers and underwriters in multiple debt and equity securities offerings, including initial public offerings, convertible debenture offerings, tender offers, exchange offerings, and private placement offerings under Regulation D. She also has experience in advising and assisting clients on the formation and initial funding of business enterprises, as well as raising additional equity financing through the private placement of securities and other recapitalization structures.

In addition, Patricia advises clients on a variety of general corporate matters, corporate governance and other ongoing issues for clients in both the for profit and non-profit sectors, including negotiation and preparation of a wide variety of documentation such as corporate governance policies, employment agreements, technology licensing agreements, distribution agreements, sales representative agreements, manufacturing agreements and supply agreements, and purchase order and other procurement documents.

Patricia has been heavily involved in complex merger and acquisition and other business transactions for clients including Kansas City Southern, United Stationers Supply Co., Jordan Industries, FirstGuard Health Plan, Westlake Hardware, Inc., Applebees International, Inc., Faultless Laundry, IPC International, DuraSeal Pipe Coatings Company, Tension Envelope, and R&D Tool and Engineering, covering all aspects of the transaction, from the negotiation and preparation of letters of intent and coordination of initial due diligence to the drafting of transaction and ancillary documents and the orchestration of transaction closings. While in-house counsel to a publicly traded telecommunications company, she managed vendor, supply and procurement contracts and helped to develop and implement a master contract template system to be used in all vendor contracts.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Association of Women Lawyers


  • Jack and Helyn Miller Scholar
  • Member of editorial board, Note and Comment Editor, University of Missouri – Kansas City Law Review
  • Order of the Bench and Robe
  • Marvin and Patricia Rich Corporate Law Award
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Kelly Hilderbrand

Court Memberships

  • Kansas
  • Missouri


University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., with distinction, 2001

University of Missouri-Kansas City, B.A., with distinction, 1998