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Ramon Murguia, of counsel

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Ramón Murguía, of counsel, is an attorney in private practice in Kansas City, Missouri.  His practice focuses primarily on the formation and counseling of small to medium-sized corporations and advising clients regarding commercial transactions, including real estate.  Mr. Murguia’s practice includes general civil litigation with emphasis on tort law. He is a 1981 graduate of the University of Kansas where he obtained a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting.  He obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in 1984 from Harvard University.  He is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Kansas Bar and the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Bar Association.

Mr. Murguía has been a visionary leader and experienced participant in the area of philanthropy.  He currently serves as a Trustee of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, one of the country’s largest private foundations.  He has served locally on the boards of the Francis Families Foundation, the Jacob L. Loose Foundation and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. He currently serves on the board of the Wyandotte Health Foundation in Kansas City, Kansas. He also has served for many years as a member of the Board and as Chairman of the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund, an affiliate fund of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.  The Hispanic Development Fund is a foundation established in 1983 to improve the quality of life of the Latino community in Greater Kansas City and has an endowment of $3.5 million. On the national level, Mr. Murguía served on the Board of Directors of the National Council of La Raza, a Washington D.C. based Latino civil rights organization and as its Chairman of the Board.  Mr. Murguía also is very active in the civic community of Kansas City serving on numerous boards of local nonprofit organizations, including PREP KC and Union Station Kansas City.  He also has experience as a member of corporate boards with current service on the Board of Directors of Country Club Bank.

Mr. Murguia also served from 1994 to 1998 as the chair of the Bi-state Enhanced Enterprise Community Executive Committee named by the Mayors of Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas.  This Committee was charged with investing over $24 million in federal grants to empower the urban residents of the Bi-state community.

Mr. Murguía comes from a family of lawyers:  his brother Carlos is the first Hispanic Federal District Court Judge for the District of Kansas; his sister Mary Helen is the director of the executive office of the United States Attorney; and his sister Janet (Mary’s twin) is the former deputy assistant to the President for legislative affairs in Washington, D.C. and is now the deputy campaign manager for Gore 2000.

Education
J.D.,  Harvard University
B. S.,  University of Kansas

Bar Admissions
Missouri
Kansas
U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

Practice Areas
Business and Corporations; Real Estate; and Probate Administration