John Hickey

Adjunct Faculty

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).

Education

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

Admitted

Missouri 1979, Kansas 1983

Why KU
  • 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: 28 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,300+ alumni live in all 50 states and 18 foreign countries
  • Routinely ranked a “best value” law school
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 26th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 23rd nationally among public law schools. “When Lawyers Do the Grading,”
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • 70 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • 37th: for number of law graduates who are partners at nation’s largest law firms