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.
Real Estate Finance
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
One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks used at U.S. law schools
2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
KU’s Project for Innocence: 33 conviction reversals since 2009
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12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
27th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation.
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70 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
Nearly 800 employment interviews at law school, 2012-13
Top 25% for number of 2013 grads hired by the nation’s largest law firms
20th: for number of law alumni promoted to partner at the 250 largest law firms