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Peter (Pete) Hartweger


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T 816.292.8116
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Pete Hartweger is a partner in the firm’s Business Transactions group. Pete’s emphasis is in mergers & acquisitions, tax, general business, pass-through entities, non-profit and tax-exempt entities, and IRS tax controversies. A large portion of Pete’s practice involves representing small to medium sized closely-held businesses, counseling on contract, employment, tax, licensing, and ownership matters, and the day-to-day issues encountered by these business. His clients also include several large organizations, including a few publicly traded companies. Peter has a thriving mergers & acquisition practice, representing both the buy-side and the sell-side on various types of business acquisitions. His clients are in a wide-range of industries, including assisted living/senior care, advertising, professional sports leagues and teams, engineering, construction, technology, health care, automobile leasing, and temporary labor.

Pete is currently the President of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation. The Foundation has recently launched an initiative to provide pro bono legal services to active military, veterans and their families. Pete is also a member of the KCMBA Board of Directors and the KCMBA Finance and Investment Committee. He received KCMBA President’s Award in 2007 and the KCMBF President’s award in 2011. He is also a Board member of the Center for the Developmentally Disabled.

Pete graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1989 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in accounting, and received a J.D. from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1995. Prior to attending law school, he worked for three years with KPMG in Atlanta, Georgia as both a senior auditor and a senior tax specialist.

Contact Pete Hartweger at 816.292.8116 or phartweger@spencerfane.com.