Kansas City Business Attorney | Swanson Bernard

Tim Haverty


Tim Haverty


Tim has over 25 years of experience in facilitating the growth of start-ups and middle market, growth-oriented businesses through a variety of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, raising capital, entity selection, formation and structure, real estate and finance. He uses a solution-oriented approach to serve clients in an array of industries, including technology, manufacturing, multi-family residential real estate, commercial real estate, consumer finance, distilled spirits, hospitality, healthcare and construction.

Recognized by his peers as a Missouri/Kansas “Super Lawyer,” Tim commits to learning each client’s business and providing practical, proactive guidance on day-to-day business matters, including entity structure and management, contract negotiations, construction agreements, employment agreements, service contracts, real estate agreements and leases, and intellectual property and licensing.

Tim enjoys advising clients in structuring business transactions that fuel growth. Over the last several years, Tim has assisted primarily middle market companies with real estate transactions having aggregate transaction values in excess of $500 million, mergers and acquisitions having aggregate transaction values in excess of $300 million, successful capital raises in excess of $150 million involving private offerings of debt and equity, and more than $500 million in debt financing.

Practice Areas


  • Missouri

  • Kansas

  • U.S. District Court of Western Missouri

  • U.S. District Court of Kansas

Professional Affiliations

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

  • The Missouri Bar

  • Kansas Bar Association

  • Johnson County Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • Association for Corporate Growth

Honors and Awards

  • Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyer


  • J.D., Washburn University School of Law, cum laude, 1986

  • B.S., University of Kansas, 1983