Janet Kalt O'Bannon's practice centers on large and mid-scale commercial and industrial real estate transactions. Her commercial real estate practice focuses on sales, acquisitions, development and/or redevelopment, leasing, and management of real estate interests in shopping centers, multi-use developments, and other commercial properties. She also has extensive experience in the analysis, transfer, and management of oil and railroad industry real estate interests, title analysis, and easement matters. Janet works closely with both corporate and individual clients to navigate transaction complexities and achieve optimal results.

Practice Areas


  • University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law (J.D., with distinction, 1995)
  • University of Nebraska (B.A., 1986)
    • Urban Studies and Economics

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • CREW-KC, Kansas City Commercial Real Estate Women


  • Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar

Charitable & Civic Activities

  • Kansas City Art Institute
  • Together for Hope West

Honors & Awards

  • Top-16 finalist, Scribes National Law Review Competition, 1995
  • Recipient, UMKC Candler S. Rogers Writing Award, 1995

Representative Transactions

  • Represented a regional industrial company in the successful acquisition of a $1.5+ million industrial building complex located on a five-acre tract in Oklahoma
  • Acquisition and continued development of regional oil refineries and related real estate interests
  • Redevelopment of multiple regional shopping centers
  • Acquisition of commercial restaurant properties by a national franchisee
  • Sale of four regional shopping centers in the Midwest and Southern U.S.
  • Sale and title analysis of historic railroad properties