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Michelle Masoner

UMB Bank N.A.


Michelle Masoner practices primarily in the area of commercial litigation, corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, and debtor-creditor rights. She represents creditors and debtors in complex restructurings and Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcies, as well as related civil litigations and appeals. Ms. Masoner has represented secured and unsecured lenders, special servicers of securitized commercial mortgages, indenture trustees, landlords, investors, and debtors. In addition, she has represented a number of commercial and lending clients in real estate and commercial litigation cases in both state and federal courts in a number of other jurisdictions.

Ms. Masoner worked with Bryan Cave for nine years before serving as a federal bankruptcy court law clerk to Judge Robert D. Berger of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas for six years. Before attending law school, Ms. Masoner spent several years working for the media in Texas as a news producer and anchor. She is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law teaching debtor-creditor law.

Ms. Masoner received her B.S.J. in 1990 at the University of Kansas, her M.S.J. in 1991 at Northwestern University, and her J.D. in 1997 from the University of Texas.