John Hickey

Adjunct Faculty
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Since graduating from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1979, John Hickey has been with the law firm of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh LC in Kansas City, Mo. He has practice primarily commercial real estate law with emphasis on finance, bankruptcy and construction matters. His experience includes representation of lenders, borrowers , buyers, sellers, contractors, owners, architects, developers, landlords, tenants property managers and brokers in commercial real estate transactions. Since 2007, he has taught a class in real estate finance at KU. He has been listed under real estate in Best Lawyers in America for the past 12 years.

Courses Taught:
  • Real Estate Finance

Representative Publications

Co-author, Buying and Selling Distressed Businesses (Thomson Reuter, 2010).


J.D., Kansas, 1979, Order of the Coif, Note and Comment Editor, Kansas Law Review; B.S., Kansas, 1976, Phi Beta Kappa.


Missouri 1979, Kansas 1983

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