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Kristen M. (Kris) Dekker


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T 816.292.8130
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Kris Dekker helps banks, financial institutions and other lenders of varying sizes close their transactions efficiently. He understands that timely execution is critical to a lender’s ability to compete in its marketplace, as he represents lenders in all phases of lending, including: commitments, underwriting analysis, loan closings, loan participations and syndications, intercreditor negotiations, loss mitigation, loan workouts, collections, bankruptcy, foreclosures, receivership and post-foreclosure property management and disposition.

Kris also advises developers, investors and other real estate owners in a broad range of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, sales, and financing and leasing for retail, office, industrial and multi-family developments.

Recent Presentation Topics

  • Construction Lending Risks and Protective Measures
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act
  • Fraudulent Transfers and Consideration Issues in Lending

Community Involvement

  • Participated in the Greater Kansas Bar Leadership Academy, an organization working to cultivate leaders for community service initiatives in the Kansas City metropolitan area. (2006-2007)
  • Served as the Secretary (2011) and the Governance Committee Chairman (2007-2010) for First Call – Alcohol/Drug Prevention & Recovery, an organization focused on reducing the impact of alcohol, drugs and other addictions through services to individuals, families and the community.


  • The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association

Contact Kris Dekker at 816.292.8130 or kdekker@spencerfane.com.