Dan Cofran

Law, Mediation & Project Management
1000 W. 70th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64113


Areas Of Practice

Partnership Disputes
Real Estate


After practicing law for 33 years, I retired from practicing full time in 2010. I now work as a civil litigation mediator, practice law on a limited basis, and provide legal, real estate, financial and other professional services on a project basis for area businesses when expertise is not available in-house or they simply need "an extra hand."

I am an approved mediator in both Missouri and Kansas. I am licensed to practice law in both states.

Before retiring, I practiced primarily in corporate, commercial and real estate litigation. My practice also included transactional commerical real estate, including purchase and sale transactions, leasing, financing, mechanics' liens, zoning, subdivision platting and development tax incentives. My work also included state and local government law following my service on the Kansas City, Missouri City Council in the 1980's and 1990's.

I am listed in The Best Lawyers in America, a national peer review designation. My peer-reviewed Martindale-Hubble rating is AV.

I was also a frequent writer and lecturer for continuing legal education seminars for lawyers on a wide variety of real estate topics. I no longer do this.

I have been active in civic affairs since the early 1980’s. I was elected to the Kansas City, Missouri City Council and served from 1987 through 1995. While on the City Council, I served as Chairman of the Economic Development Committee and Chairman of the Finance Committee. I served on the Mid-America Regional Council Board of Directors from 1987-95, co-chairing standing committees on metropolitan transportation funding and arts development.

I wrote and helped pass the Missouri/Kansas Bi-State Cultural District Interstate Compact. This provided a metro-wide sales tax used to restore Kansas City's 1914 Union Station train station and build the Science City museum.

Other activities include membership and leadership positions on a variety of civic panels and boards.

I am a semi-retired lawyer. I currently serve as a commercial litigation mediator. I am approved by both the Missouri and Kansas Supreme Courts. I also practice law on a selected basis in commercial real estate, primarily zoning and historic preservation. I am licensed to practice in Missouri and Kansas.

I have practiced law in Kansas City for over 30 years, both in commercial litigation and commercial real estate. I am listed in the Best Lawyers in America. My Martindale-Hubble rating is AV.

I have been active in local politics since the early 1980s. I was elected to and served on the Kansas City, Missouri City Council from 1987 - 1995. I am the Chairman of the Citizens Association of Kansas City, Inc., Kansas City's oldest non-partisan political organization. I have also served on a number of government and non-profit boards of directors.


Civil mediation and commerical real estate, including zoning and historic preservation

1000 W. 70th Street

Kansas City, Missouri.

Phone: 816-363-1218

Email: [email protected]

Also serving Columbia and St. Louis, Missouri