George D. Halper
(913) 671-3705

Admitted to Practice:
  • Missouri, 1984
  • Kansas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Tax Court

  • J.D., University of Kansas, 1984
  • Member, Kansas Law Review, 1983-84
  • B.S. in Business, University of Colorado, 1979

George Halper has practiced law in the Kansas City metropolitan area since 1984. He is a shareholder in McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips. Prior to joining MVP, he was associated with several other major law firms in Kansas City.

Mr. Halper is engaged in a general civil practice focusing on several areas of the law and represents businesses, professionals and individuals. Mr. Halper has represented clients in a broad range of legal matters, both complex and routine, including civil litigation, creditors' rights, business law, real estate law, estate planning and probate matters and domestic relations and family law.  His goal is to provide clients with individual attention and thorough and practical advice, representation, and services.

Mr. Halper's litigation practice includes business litigation, commercial law, and other civil matters in the state and federal court of Kansas and Missouri.  These cases include complex securities and commercial cases as well as claims involving contracts and torts.  Mr. Halper has also appeared in cases before various state agencies as well as the United States Tax Court.

Mr. Halper's creditors' rights practice includes representing banks and other financial institutions and creditors with respect to loan transactions, foreclosures, work-outs, mechanic's liens, and other claims for recovery of debts owed.  He represents creditors in the federal bankruptcy courts in all aspects of these cases, including obtaining relief from the automatic stay and adequate protection, objections to confirmation of bankruptcy plans, cash collateral orders, preference actions and adversary proceedings.

Mr. Halper represents business entities such as corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies with all aspects of their formation, operation, and liquidation.  He assists businesses with the drafting and implementation of asset and stock purchase agreements and other business transaction documents, shareholder and member agreements, employment agreements and other contracts.

In the real estate area, Mr. Halper represents clients with respect to sale and acquisition transactions, leases, loan documentation, easements, liens, and title and zoning matters. 

In addition, Mr. Halper represents clients in the estate planning and probate areas, including estate and gift tax issues.  He provides advice with respect to the drafting of wills, trusts, financial and medical powers of attorney, living wills and directives, and beneficiary and transfer on death deeds.  He also represents executors, administrators, guardians, conservators and beneficiaries in all aspects of probate law, including the handling of decedents' estates and guardianships and conservatorships.  

Mr. Halper was selected for inclusion in the 2013 through 2016 editions of Best Lawyers in America® in Banking and Finance.


Practice Areas:
Banking and Finance
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Business and Corporate Law
Construction Law
Domestic Relations
Estate Planning and Probate
Real Estate Law

Professional Organizations:
Kansas Bar Association
The Missouri Bar
Johnson County Bar Association