Sharon L. Stolte is the leader of the firm's Bankruptcy group. She brings more than 25 years of experience in business law and business and commercial litigation. Sharon’s legal practice focuses on bankruptcy, Chapter 11 debtor and creditor issues, as well as Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 consumer debtor matters. She has represented creditors in all aspects of creditor rights litigation, claim objection litigation, collateral realization, mechanic liens, collections, foreclosures and replevin litigation.
Sharon has also assisted financial institutions, lenders and large suppliers with consumer and commercial restructuring of troubled credits and other business matters. In addition to representing clients before both state and federal courts, she has served as national counsel for several Kansas City-based construction industry firms. As a result of the breadth of her practice and her years of experience, Sharon is well-known and highly-regarded in the Kansas City legal community.
Sharon currently serves on the Kansas Bankruptcy Bench Bar Committee. She has also served on the Attorney Advisory Committee for the Western District of Missouri Bankruptcy Court. Sharon is a Board Member on the American Bankruptcy Institute Advisory Board for the Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute.
Sharon was recently selected by the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri for their List of Neutrals for Category I and II. The Mediation and Assessment Program (MAP) is the Western District of Missouri’s alternative dispute resolution (ADR) program for civil lawsuits. MAP provides an early opportunity for litigants to productively explore options for resolving the case or narrow the issues in dispute and may also be used at later stages of litigation.
Regardless of business size or legal need, Sharon’s focus is always on being a passionate advocate for her clients and tirelessly pursuing their best interests. By taking on their current legal issues as her own and working to solve each problem presented, she takes pride in being able to put everything back together whenever businesses or relationships break down.
Previously Sharon was Managing Attorney of the firm’s Kansas City office where she worked directly with the firm’s CEO, practice group and senior firm leadership on all aspects of the operation of the Kansas City office.
In addition to her legal career, Sharon enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband and three children and their many sports and activities.